Pain affects clinical patterns and treatment outcomes for patients with major depressive disorder taking fluoxetine - Lin HS, Wang FC, Lin CH.
The aim of the study was to determine whether baseline pain was associated with discernible clinical features and treatment outcomes for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) receiving 6-week fluoxetine treatment. A total of 131 inpatients with acu... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

5 things parents should know about eating disorders
Dr. Sara Forman, director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Outpatient Eating Disorders Program, and Dr. Tracy Richmond, director of the PREP weight management program in Adolescent Medicine, share five things parents should know about eating disorders. Kids don’t have to be really thin to have an eating disorder. Not everyone with an eating disorder looks like he or she has an eating disorder. The condition is often hidden in secret habits or obsessions. For example, binge eating and bulimia — or binging and purging — are common eatin...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 6, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: All posts Mental health Teen health anorexia anorexia nervosa bulimia Dr. Sara Forman Dr. Tracy Richmond eating disorder Source Type: news

Antidepressant paroxetine study 'under-reported data on harms'
ConclusionThis study stands as a warning about how supposedly neutral scientific research papers may mislead readers by presenting findings in a certain way.The differences between the independent analysis published in the BMJ and the 2001 research paper are stark. They cannot both be right. The "authors" of the 2001 paper appear to have picked outcome measures to suit their results, in the way they present evidence of effectiveness. It has subsequently come to light that the first draft paper was not actually written by the 22 academics named on the paper, but by a "ghostwriter" paid by GSK.The st...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication Mental health Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Young people on antidepressants more likely to commit violent crime
Young people taking antidepressants like Prozac are at increased risk of committing violent crimes, scientists have warned (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: seroxat antidepressants karolinska institute fluoxetine prozac violent crime oxford university Source Type: news

Living with Panic Attacks
You’re sitting in your car trying to will yourself to walk into the grocery store. Anxiety washes over you. You’re cold and hot at the same time with sweat trickling down your back, hair standing on your arms. You finally get out of your car. But as you enter the store, you feel wobbly and like you’re going to pass out. The fluorescent lighting seems especially stifling. The wide aisles, oddly enough, feel claustrophobic. Your breath feels finite, like a balloon floating up to the sky, which you can’t catch. In fact, at times you feel like you’re floating along with the balloon. At times you f...
Source: Psych Central - September 3, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychotherapy Relaxation and Meditation Self-Esteem Self-Help Stress Academy of Cognitive Therapy Agoraphobia Antidepressant Anxiety Disorder Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Source Type: news

Research in mice shows potential value of antidepressant in some stroke victims
Working with mice, researchers have added to evidence that a commonly prescribed antidepressant called fluoxetine helps stroke victims improve movement and coordination, and possibly why. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research in mice shows potential value of antidepressant in some stroke victims
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Working with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have added to evidence that a commonly prescribed antidepressant called fluoxetine helps stroke victims improve movement and coordination, and possibly why. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fluoxetine, Paroxetine Linked to Increased Birth Defect Risks
A study published July 8 in BMJ confirmed previous reports that maternal use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors paroxetine and fluoxetine is tied to an increased risk of birth defects. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 15, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Study Sheds Light On The Link Between Antidepressants And Birth Defects
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that pregnant women who take certain drugs that are part of a class of antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are at slightly increased risk for having a baby with birth defects.  While this sounds frightening, the absolute risk for birth defects is still very low, cautioned study authors. For instance, women who took Paxil (paroxetine) would increase their risk for giving birth to a baby with anencephaly (a serious and often fatal brain and skull defect) from two per 10,000 to seven per 10,000. For a certain heart ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antidepressants linked with risk of birth defects
Women who use the SSRIs paroxetine and fluoxetine in early pregnancy may be at higher risk of having infants with birth defects, according to new research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Fluoxetine Promising for Pediatric Body Dysmorphic DisorderFluoxetine Promising for Pediatric Body Dysmorphic Disorder
A placebo-controlled study shows that the antidepressant fluoxetine is safe in adolescents with BDD, with a strong trend toward symptom improvement, warranting a larger trial, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 19, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Non-controlled and over-the-counter drugs of abuse
  2.5 out of 5 stars Abuse of Medications That Theoretically Are Without Abuse Potential. Reeves RR et al. South Med J 2015 Mar;108:151-157. Abstract This review of noncontrolled prescription and over-the-counter drugs that can be and have been abused for non-medical or recreational purposes is rather sketchy and anecdotal (as the authors admit,) but nevertheless contains some useful information. Classes of drugs discussed include: Cold & Cough products: pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, oxymetazoline, dextromethorphan Anticholinergics: diphenhydramine, benztropine, trihexyphenidyl (Artane) Antipsychotics: quetiap...
Source: The Poison Review - March 24, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical cough/cold preparations dextromethorphan medication abuse otc over-the-counter Source Type: news

Can Prozac Treat EV-D68 Paralysis in Kids?
(MedPage Today) -- Researcher proposes that fluoxetine may have antiviral activity against EV-D68. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medication and Anxiety
Medication can be an effective approach for managing various types of anxiety such as panic, hyperarousal, and constant worry. However, contrary to popular belief and subtle messages from pharmaceutical companies, medication is far from a cure. In fact, when it comes to “cures” for most psychiatric conditions, the data tends to support psychotherapy. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) responds very well to psychotherapy, whereas the positive effects of medication are somewhat limited. The same is true for panic disorder. Although certain types of medication are very good at relieving panic sympt...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bret Moore, PsyD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Benzodiazepines Disorders General Medications Panic Disorder anti-anxiety medications Drug Dependency Fear Hyperarousal Sedatives Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor snri Ssri Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk
This study is another reminder to periodically evaluate the all drugs you’re taking. Look at each one to determine if it’s really helping,” says Dr. Sarah Berry, a geriatrician and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “I’ve seen people who have been on anticholinergic medications for bladder control for years and they are completely incontinent. These drugs obviously aren’t helping.” Many drugs have a stronger effect on older people than younger people. With age, the kidneys and liver clear drugs more slowly, so drug levels in the blood remain higher for a lon...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - January 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beverly Merz Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Drugs and Supplements Mental Health anticholinergic drugs Source Type: news

Why Depression Is Underreported In Men
By Mary Elizabeth Dallas Depression is often seen as a problem mainly affecting women. Ironically, that’s one of the reasons why the condition is underreported among men, according to Amit Anand, M.D., a professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine and vice-chair of research at its Center for Behavioral Health. Although women are 70 percent more likely than men to have depression, more than 6 million men in the United States struggle with the condition each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. However, several obstacles prevent many of them from seeking treatmen...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychopharmacology Problem Solving: Principles & Practices to Get It Right
A longstanding debate in the field of psychology is whether or not psychologists — specifically, PhDs and PsyDs who serve in a clinical capacity — should, like psychiatrists (who have MDs), be able to prescribe medication. At present, two states permit prescriptive authority for appropriately trained psychologists: New Mexico and Louisiana, with more states on the horizon for approval. That authority is monitored under the supervision of a psychiatrist or other qualified practicing medical physician. Meanwhile, the American Psychological Association (APA), while it supports prescriptive auth...
Source: Psych Central - December 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: K.M. McCann, PhD Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Medications Professional Psychiatry Psychology Treatment Pharmacology Psychiatric Medication Psychopharmacology Scott Kraly Source Type: news

Enzyme identified that could lead to targeted treatment for PMS
Low doses of fluoxetine -- better known as the anti-depressant Prozac -- could hold the key to preventing PMS symptoms, an international team of researchers has found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 8, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Enzyme identified which could lead to targeted treatment for PMS
Low doses of fluoxetine – better known as the anti-depressant Prozac – could hold the key to preventing PMS symptoms, an international team of researchers has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 8, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Physiology and Pharmacology; Press Release Source Type: news

fluoxetine, Prozac, Sarafem, Prozac Weekly
Title: fluoxetine, Prozac, Sarafem, Prozac WeeklyCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/4/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 4, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

SSRI Antidepressants May Save Lives
The SSRI class of antidepressants has been under attack in the past few years, since some studies suggested that these drugs can increase the risk of suicide in young people. A July 2006 study has found that suicide rates in the U.S. have decreased as the rate of fluoxetine (Prozac) prescriptions has increased. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - September 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

What Medications Should Be Avoided with Long QT Syndrome?
Discussion Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a frequent cause of pharyngitis, pneumonia and acute bronchitis, but acute otitis media is uncommon. Symptoms are usually self-limited and variable and include cough (non-productive usually but later can be productive), fever, fatigue and occasionally headache. Coryza is rare. Cough can continue for 3 to 4 weeks and can be accompanied by wheezing. Radiographic changes include diffuse infiltrates or focal abnormalities but are variable. Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a group of disorders that have a prolonged QT interval and a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Torsade de pointes (“t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 14, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Should You Take Symbyax for Your Bipolar...
Symbyax is a combination of olanzapine, the active ingredient in Zyprexa, and fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac. It is the first medication approved by the FDA the treatment of the depressive phase of bipolar disorder. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Using antidepressants while pregnant raises child's risk of obesity, diabetes, and more
(NaturalNews) New research from McMaster University in Canada has uncovered a correlation between fluoxetine, a chemical in popular antidepressants like Prozac, and pregnant woman.Researchers recently discovered that pregnant women on antidepressants could be unknowingly jeopardizing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Notification: Sport Burner Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA Public Notification [06-17-2014] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Sport Burner, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and possibly in some retail stores. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Sport Burner contains fluoxetine. Fluoxetine is an FDA-approved drug in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) used for treating depression, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphonic disorder (PMDD). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 26, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Public Notification: Toxin Discharged Tea Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA Public Notification [06-17-2014] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Toxin Discharged Tea, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and possibly in some retail stores. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Toxin Discharged Tea contains fluoxetine. Fluoxetine is an FDA-approved drug in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) used for treating depression, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphonic disorder (PMDD). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 26, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Is Duloxetine more or less effective than Fluoxetine in children and teens with MDD?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Two studies of the anti-depressive drug duloxetine, a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, compared its effectiveness and safety to either fluoxetine or placebo in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder. The results of these first controlled trials of duloxetine in pediatric patients with MDD are published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Antidepressants and Suicide Risk in KidsAntidepressants and Suicide Risk in Kids
A large database is used to compare fluoxetine with other antidepressants on risk for suicide in children. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 26, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Are There Potential Side Effects of Prozac/Fluo...
Prozac - generic fluoxetine - is an SSRI antidepressant medication used in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Prozac side effects are wide-ranging from minor to serious. Patients taking Prozac should be aware of the potential side effects. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Fish exposed to antidepressants exhibit altered behavioral changes
Fish exposed to the antidepressant Fluoxetine, an active ingredient in prescription drugs such as Prozac, exhibited a range of altered mating behaviours, repetitive behaviour and aggression towards female fish, according to new research. "With increased aggression, in the highest level of concentration, female survivorship was only 33% compared to the other exposures that had a survivorship of 77-87.5%. The females that died had visible bruising and tissue damage," according to the lead author. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 16, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Methylene blue and poison-induced hypotension
3 out of 5 stars Methylene blue used in the treatment of refractory shock resulting from drug poisoning. Fisher J et al. Clin Toxicol 2014 Jan;52:63-65 Abstract Refractory shock in drug overdose results mainly from myocardial depression and/or vasodilatation. Bedside echocardiography can be very helpful in sorting out these two mechanisms, each of which might require somewhat different therapy. The best example of this is calcium channel blocker overdose. With myocardial depression, high-dose insulin/euglycemic therapy (HIT) should be considered early on.  However, HIT would not be expected to produce signif...
Source: The Poison Review - January 16, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical antidoate distributive shock hypotension methylene blue nitric oxide quetiapine Source Type: news

Adipotrim XT by Deseo Rebajar: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Undeclared Fluoxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Use of SSRIs have been associated with serious side effects including suicidal thinking, abnormal bleeding, and seizures. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 21, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

My Dog Is On Prozac
Next up, DSM-5-DV; The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5-Doggie Version.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - November 16, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lawrence Rubin, Ph.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Anxiety AACAP ACCAP alex trebek allenn francis canine separation disorder. cujo DSM-5 Eli Lilly FDA fluoxetine hydrochloride jeopardy Lassie lawrence rubin marley old yeller pliva prozac reconcile sc Source Type: news

Fluoxetine and suicidal ideation in minor depression - Stone MB, Hammad TA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: Eng... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Anorexia on Prozac
I review the arguments and evidence for and against the prescription of antidepressants in the treatment of anorexia, and describe my own experience of taking Prozac before starting weight gain and therapy.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - October 11, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr Emily T. Troscianko Tags: Depression Eating Disorders Happiness Neuroscience anorexia nervosa antidepressants fluoxetine prozac recovery self-help serotonin SSRIs Source Type: news

Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era
The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networksThe psychiatric drug age may have reached its peak. Although mind-altering medications are being prescribed in record numbers, signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illness are emerging from the deep waters of neuroscience. No longer focused on developing pills, a huge research effort is now devoted to altering the function of specific neural circuits by physical intervention in the brain.The starkest indication that drugs are increasingly being thought of as yesterday's cutting-edge comes from the l...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Vaughan Bell Tags: Mental health Medical research Drugs Neuroscience Features The Observer Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy, Fluoxetine Against Depression RecurrenceCognitive Therapy, Fluoxetine Against Depression Recurrence
In higher-risk patients with depression who respond to cognitive therapy, continuation-phase cognitive therapy and fluoxetine were equally effective at preventing a relapse in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Study examines long-term effects of continuation phase cognitive therapy on relapse rate of higher-risk depressive patients
For patients with recurrent major depressive disorder that have undergone acute phase cognitive therapy (CT), continuation phase CT (C-CT) does not appear to have greater preventive effects on relapse compared with patients taking fluoxetine (an antidepressant drug) after treatment is stopped, according to a study by Robin B. Jarrett, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and colleagues... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Treating post-stroke depression with Xingnao Jieyu capsules or fluoxetine
The occurrence of post-stroke depression results from the effects of biological, psychological, and social factors, likely involving neurotransmitters, neuroendocrine effects, nerve anatomy, neurotrophic factors, neural regeneration, inflammatory reactions, and social psyche factors. Synaptotagmin promotes neurotransmitter release, regulates the transfer of synaptic vesicle to synaptic active zones, and is a key factor in information transfer among neurons. The Xingnao Jieyu capsule has been shown to effectively relieve neurologic impairments and lessen depression... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Xingnao Jieyu capsules are similar to fluoxetine for post-stroke depression
(Neural Regeneration Research) Xingnao Jieyu capsules are similar to fluoxetine for post- stroke depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What is Prozac (fluoxetine)? What are the side effects of Prozac?
Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of drugs. Prozac is mainly used for the treatment of major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. The medication was first introduced to the American market by Eli Lilly in 1988, and within a few years of its approval Prozac became one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the country. It works by blocking the absorption of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Prozac / Fluoxetine Side Effects
Prozac - generic fluoxetine - is an SSRI antidepressant medication used in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Prozac side effects are wide-ranging from minor to serious. Patients taking Prozac should be aware of the potential side effects. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - June 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

The Next Step – Do I take HRT?
Hi there. I am at a little bit of a loss. I am now 43 years old, when I was 30 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer (only 5mm) however the consultant gave me 2 choices, to have another baby with the obvious risks, or go for a full radical hysterectomy. I already have 2 children, I didn’t want to risk having another and opted for surgery the next week. Surgery went without any complications, 3 days into my hospital stay my consultant said I was all clear, all very text book, however I still thought I could die and was preparing my family (not my children of course) that I may not see Christmas, it took a nurse, a few ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 24, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories cancer hrt hysterectomy Source Type: news

Symbyax Medication Profile
Symbyax is a combination of olanzapine, the active ingredient in Zyprexa, and fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac. It is the first medication approved by the FDA the treatment of the depressive phase of bipolar disorder. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - June 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Some Ideas for Handling Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is being better understood each day. There is also ongoing research into its treatment. But successfully treating bipolar disorder can involve several medication trials, and it can take years to achieve remission. Even if remission is attained, recurrence is the rule — not the exception. It’s not uncommon for all first-line treatments to be exhausted. People in this situation may be considered by mental health professionals to be treatment-resistant. Luckily, there are treatments that can be tried when first-line, and even second-line, treatments for bipolar disorder fail. What is Treatment R...
Source: Psych Central - June 8, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Natasha Tracy Tags: Anticonvulsants Antidepressants Atypical Antipsychotics Bipolar Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Medications Mood Stabilizers Psychotherapy Treatment Abilify Aripiprazole Bipolar Disorder Clinicians Consensus Depakote Source Type: news

Some Ideas for Handling Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is being better understood each day. There is also ongoing research into its treatment. But successfully treating bipolar disorder can involve several medication trials, and it can take years to achieve remission. Even if remission is attained, recurrence is the rule — not the exception. It’s not uncommon for all first-line treatments to be exhausted. People in this situation may be considered by mental health professionals to be treatment-resistant. Luckily, there are treatments that can be tried when first-line, and even second-line, treatments for bipolar disorder fail. What is Treatment R...
Source: Psych Central - June 8, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Natasha Tracy Tags: Anticonvulsants Antidepressants Atypical Antipsychotics Bipolar Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Medications Mood Stabilizers Psychotherapy Treatment Abilify Aripiprazole Bipolar Disorder Clinicians Consensus Depakote Source Type: news

Will OCD Medication Work for Me?
Although treatment of OCD symptoms with OCD medication such as Prozac (Fluoxetine), Zoloft (Sertraline) and Paxil (Paroxetine) or the tricyclic antidepressant Anafranil (Clomipramine) can be effective, not everyone responds to OCD medication. Let’s explore the factors that predict whether you’ll respond to OCD medication. (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Antidepressants Linked to Doubling of C difficile RiskAntidepressants Linked to Doubling of C difficile Risk
Mirtazapine and fluoxetine appear to double the risk for Clostridium difficile infection, but other antidepressants show no link to an increased risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 7, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news