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Risperdal Consta (Risperidone) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Placebo Might Be Superior to Antipsychotics for Delirium Placebo Might Be Superior to Antipsychotics for Delirium
Is risperidone or haloperidol effective for dementia in patients receiving palliative care?Evidence-Based Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Zydus Pharma recalls 44.8 K bottles of antidepressant in US
The reason for recall is presence of foreign tablets. "Risperidone tablets were found in bottle of paroxetine tablets", the report said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A naturalistic comparison of methylphenidate and risperidone monotherapy in drug-naive youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder comorbid with oppositional defiant disorder and aggression - Masi G, Manfredi A, Nieri G, Muratori P, Pfanner C, Milone A.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are frequently co-occurring in youth, but data about the pharmacological management of this comorbidity are scarce, especially when impulsive aggres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Antipsychotic Polypharmacy With Risperidone and Olanzapine Antipsychotic Polypharmacy With Risperidone and Olanzapine
Given high rates of treatment failure for initial therapy of schizophrenia, is combining risperidone and olanzapine an appropriate approach to improve clinical response and limit adverse effects?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imageco...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Braeburn ’s risperidone implant meets primary endpoint in schizophrenia trial
Braeburn Pharmaceuticals said yesterday that a 6-month study of its risperidone implant in patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder met its primary endpoint. Risperidone, the most commonly-prescribed therapy for schizophrenia, depends on consistent administration, but patients with schizophrenia sometimes stop taking their medication when their symptoms improve. Long-acting, injectable formulations of risperidone are on the market, but there is no FDA-approved formulation that lasts for 6-months, according to Braeburn. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bra...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Implants Neurological Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Braeburn Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Efficacy of oral risperidone, haloperidol or placebo for symptoms of delirium among patients in palliative care: a randomized clinical trial
Antispychotic drugs are widely used for distressing symptoms of delirium but efficacy has not been established in placebo-controlled trials in palliative care.The authors of this important study conclude that antipsychotics should not be added to manage specific symptoms associated with distress in palliative patients experiencing mild to moderate delirium. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clozapine Better Than Risperidone for Curbing Cannabis Craving in Schizophrenia Clozapine Better Than Risperidone for Curbing Cannabis Craving in Schizophrenia
Clozapine appears to be superior to risperidone in reducing both subjective craving and MRI-assessed cue reactivity for cannabis-related images in male patients with schizophrenia and a cannabis use disorder (CUD), according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Use of Antipsychotics Does Not Reduce Delirium Symptom Scores
Researchers in Australia and Canada have concluded that individualized management and supportive strategies lead to lower delirium symptom scores and a shorter duration of delirium symptoms compared with the administration of risperidone and haloperidol. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jason Harris Source Type: news

Risperidone Orally Disintegrating Tablets, USP (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - March 28, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Risperidone versus placebo for schizophrenia
Risperidone is the first new-generation antipsychotic drug made available in the market in its generic form. To determine the clinical effects, safety and cost-effectiveness of risperidone compared with placebo for treating schizophrenia. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antipsychotic adjunctive therapy to mood stabiliser should be continued for 6months after remission of a manic episode
One hundred and seventy-eight patients from academic centres in Canada and Brazil with bipolar I disorder and aged ≥17 years, who recently remitted from an acute manic or mixed episode with a combination of mood stabiliser (lithium or valproate) and atypical antipsychotic (risperidone or olanzapine) were randomised to one of the three following groups: (1) discontinue risperidone or olanzapine over 2 weeks beg inning on the day of randomisation and receive placebo substitution for the remaining 50 weeks; (2) receive risperidone or olanzapine for 24 weeks, followed by tapering and discontinuation of the antipsychotic ove...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Odds of early death in Alzheimer's patients nearly doubles after taking antipsychotic drugs
(NaturalNews) Alzheimer’s patients who take antipsychotic drugs have a significantly increased risk of dying early compared to those who don’t, new research out of Finland has found. An in-depth analysis of nearly 58,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease between 2005 and 2011 found that those who take popular antipsychotics like Abilify (aripiprazole) or Risperdeal (risperidone)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risperidone added to psychostimulant in children with severe aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: lack of effect on attention and short-term memory - Farmer CA, Epstein JN, Findling RL, Gadow KD, Arnold LE, Kipp H, Kolko DJ, Butter E, Schneider J, Bukstein OG, McNamara NK, Molina BS, Aman MG.
In this study, we report data from a double-blind, randomized, controlled study of stimulant plus placebo versus com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Withdrawing Risperidone Risky for Hallucinating Alzheimer ’s Patients
TORONTO — Hallucinations — especially auditory hallucinations — triple the risk that a risperidone-controlled Alzheimer’s patient with psychoses will relapse if the drug is withdrawn. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 30, 2016 Category: Health Management Authors: Michele G. Sullivan Source Type: news

Withdrawing risperidone spikes risk for psychotic relapse in hallucinating Alzheimer’s patients
TORONTO – Hallucinations – especially auditory hallucinations – triple the risk that a risperidone-controlled Alzheimer’s patient with psychoses will relapse if the drug is withdrawn. “I think the... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - July 25, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Withdrawing risperidone spikes risk for psychotic relapse in hallucinating Alzheimer’s patients
TORONTO – Hallucinations – especially auditory hallucinations – triple the risk that a risperidone-controlled Alzheimer’s patient with psychoses will relapse if the drug is withdrawn. “I think the... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - July 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

J&J's Janssen Hit With $70 Mln Verdict in Risperdal TrialJ&J's Janssen Hit With $70 Mln Verdict in Risperdal Trial
A U.S. jury has awarded $70 million to the family of a boy who developed breasts after taking Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals' antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone). Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Severely aggressive children receiving stimulant medication versus stimulant and risperidone: 12-month follow-up of the TOSCA Trial - Gadow KD, Brown NV, Arnold LE, Buchan-Page KA, Bukstein OG, Butter E, Farmer CA, Findling RL, Kolko DJ, Molina BS, Rice RR, Schneider J, Aman MG.
The objective of this study was to evaluate 52-week clinical outcomes of children with co-occurring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disruptive behavior disorder, and serious physical aggression who participated in a prospective,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Resperidone (depot) for schizophrenia
Risperidone is the first new generation antipsychotic drug made available in a long-acting injection formulation. To examine the effects of depot risperidone for treatment of schizophrenia or related psychoses in comparison with placebo, no treatment or other antipsychotic medication. To critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the resource use, cost and cost-effectiveness of risperidone (depot) for schizophrenia. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug and behavioural therapy are both effective for tics in people with Tourette syndrome
There are effective drug and behavioural treatments for tics in children and young people with Tourette syndrome. Although most of the studies included in this review were small with risk of , the effects found were moderate to large and likely to be clinically meaningful. This NIHR funded and qualitative study found that habit reversal therapy, where people with Tourette's are taught to replace their tic with a less noticeable alternative, was effective. The drugs with the best balance of benefits and harms – risperidone, clonidine and aripiprazole – are those most commonly used in the UK. (Source: Current Awa...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risperdal (Risperidone) - What You Need to Know
(Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Zydus Pharma Inc recalls 9,504 bottles of Risperidone tablets
Risperidone tablets are used in the treatment of schizophrenia. "The reason for recall is "out of specification for a known degradant," it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Improving symptoms and side effects in older patients with schizophrenia with decreasing dopamine D2/3 receptor occupancy following resperidone and olanzapine dose reduction
The use of lower doses of antipsychotics is recommended by experts in the treatment of older patients with schizophrenia, with the literature suggesting that older age is related to greater antipsychotic sensitivity.1 To date, three randomised controlled trials have examined the effects of olanzapine and risperidone dose reduction on clinical outcome in schizophrenia with inconsistent results.2–4 However, this topic has not been addressed specifically in older patients with schizophrenia, nor has the relationship between decreased dopamine D receptor occupancy and cl...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risperidone, aripiprazole treat irritability in children with ASD
Risperidone and aripiprazole, followed by N-acetylcysteine, appear most effective in treating irritability and aggression in youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a systematic... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - March 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Risperidone, aripiprazole treat irritability in children with ASD
Risperidone and aripiprazole, followed by N-acetylcysteine, appear most effective in treating irritability and aggression in youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a systematic... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - March 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Mother in Yorkshire accidentally given pills to treat schizophrenia
Henryka Barszczowska, 60, from Roundhay, West Yorkshire, suffers from restless legs syndrome and expected a prescription to treat that - but instead was given anti-psychotic drug risperidone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, The Calorie Is Broken. Here's Why.
“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.” Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook publisher. And he’s 5’10” and 245 pounds – which means he is classed as obese. In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes and a Fitbit band to track the energy he expends. These tools bring an apparent precision: Nash can quantify the calories in each cracker crunched and stair climbed. But when it comes to weight gain, he finds that not all calories are equal. How m...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Yes, The Calorie Is Broken. Here's Why.
“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.” Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook publisher. And he’s 5’10” and 245 pounds – which means he is classed as obese. In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes and a Fitbit band to track the energy he expends. These tools bring an apparent precision: Nash can quantify the calories in each cracker crunched and stair climbed. But when it comes to weight gain, he finds that not all calories are equal. How ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A neuroligin-3 mutation implicated in autism causes abnormal aggression and increases repetitive behavior in mice - Burrows EL, Laskaris L, Koyama L, Churilov L, Bornstein JC, Hill-Yardin EL, Hannan AJ.
BACKGROUND: Aggression is common in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) along with the core symptoms of impairments in social communication and repetitive behavior. Risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic, is widely used to treat aggression in ASD... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Safety of Vraylar vs. Other Antipsychotics Drugs Compared in New Drug...
Comparative safety research review covers Abilify (Bristol-Meyers), Fanapt (Novartis), INVEGA (J&J), Risperdal (J&J), Risperdal Consta (Janssen)(PRWeb October 26, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/10/prweb13042760.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Big Pharma's Defeat Devices
"The worse the data on the elderly got, and the worse the potential for the FDA reaction to it got, the more J&J seemed to intensify its sales effort." So writes investigative journalist Steven Brill in his chilling, meticulously researched "docuserial" America's Most Admired Lawbreaker, concerning Johnson & Johnson's efforts to market the antipsychotic Risperdal off-label -- that is, without authorization -- to seniors with dementia and children diagnosed with pediatric bipolar disorder. The series ended its fifteen-day run on The Huffington Post last week. It follows the spring publication of ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Pharma's Defeat Devices
"The worse the data on the elderly got, and the worse the potential for the FDA reaction to it got, the more J&J seemed to intensify its sales effort." So writes investigative journalist Steven Brill in his chilling, meticulously researched "docuserial" America's Most Admired Lawbreaker, concerning Johnson & Johnson's efforts to market the antipsychotic Risperdal off-label -- that is, without authorization -- to seniors with dementia and children diagnosed with pediatric bipolar disorder. The series ended its fifteen-day run on The Huffington Post last week. It follows the spring publication of ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Accused of Hiding Risperdal's Breast Effects In Boys
Risperidone is an antipsychotic with known side effects that clinicians must balance against its benefits for a subset of autistic people. Although it can, for some autistic people, help reduce self-injurious and aggression-related behaviors, the drug can also lead to weight gain and even a movement disorder. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 29, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Willingham Source Type: news

Long-acting antipsychotic medication may improve treatment for schizophrenia
Schizophrenia, which affects 2 million to 3 million people in the U.S., causes hallucinations, delusions and disorganization. Left untreated, the disease can cause a significant loss in quality of life, including unemployment and estrangement from loved ones. But many people with schizophrenia can control the disorder and live without symptoms for several years if they consistently take prescribed antipsychotic medication, typically a daily pill. The problem is that many people don’t continue taking their medication once their symptoms improve. Now, a UCLA study has found that people who took a long-acting injectable...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 24, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Participant satisfaction in a study of stimulant, parent training, and risperidone in children with severe physical aggression - Rundberg-Rivera EV, Townsend LD, Schneider J, Farmer CA, Molina BB, Findling RL, Gadow KD, Bukstein OG, Arnold LE, Kolko DJ, Buchan-Page KA, McNamara NK, Michel C, Austin A, Kipp H, Rice RR, Aman MG.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the satisfaction of families who participated in the Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression (TOSCA) study. METHODS: TOSCA was a randomized clinical trial of psychostimulant plus parent training ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comorbid symptomatology moderates response to risperidone, stimulant, and parent training in children with severe aggression, disruptive behavior disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Farmer CA, Brown NV, Gadow KD, Arnold LE, Kolko DG, Findling RL, Molina BS, Buchan-Page KA, Rice RR, Bangalore SS, Bukstein O, Rundberg-Rivera EV, McNamara N, Aman MG.
In this study, we evaluated parent and child characteristics as predictors and moderators of response in the four-site Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression (TOSCA) study. METHODS: A total of 168 children with severe aggression, disru... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comorbid anxiety and social avoidance in treatment of severe childhood aggression: response to adding risperidone to stimulant and parent training; mediation of disruptive symptom response - Arnold LE, Gadow KD, Farmer CA, Findling RL, Bukstein O, Molina BS, Brown NV, Li X, Rundberg-Rivera EV, Bangalore S, Buchan-Page K, Hurt EA, Rice R, McNamara NK, Aman MG.
OBJECTIVE: In the four-site Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression (TOSCA) study, addition of risperidone to stimulant and parent training moderately improved parent-rated disruptive behavior disorder (DBD) symptoms. This secondary study explores outcome... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Two drugs reduce teacher-rated anxiety, in addition to ADHD, aggression
The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and social withdrawal also contributed to improvements in parent-rated disruptive behavior. Children who showed reduced anxiety also showed less disruptive behavior. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study shows 2 drugs reduce teacher-rated anxiety, in addition to ADHD, aggression
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) A study led by researchers at the Nisonger Center at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is available online today in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and shows the addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers' assessments of anxiety and social avoidance. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and social withdrawal also contributed to improvements in parent-rated disruptive behavior. Children who showed reduced anxiety also showed less disruptive behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

'Diagnosisgate' Deconstructed and Debunked
Paula Caplan has been peculiarly furious at me for more than 20 years. The enduring chip on her shoulder first formed when I didn't take seriously her written proposal that 'Delusional Dominating Personality Disorder' be considered for DSM IV. I honestly thought she had submitted 'DDPD' as a clever satire intended to illustrate how silly DSM diagnoses can sometimes be -- it made no sense to me in any other way. I misunderstood. Dr. Caplan was serious in suggesting 'DDPD' for inclusion in DSM IV and was understandably offended when I took it as a joke. Realizing my error, I apologized to Dr. Caplan, but she has apparently ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Oxytocin shows promise for improving social skills in autistic mice
UCLA Dr. Daniel Geschwind People with autism spectrum disorders have difficulty with social behavior and communication, which can make it challenging to form friendships, engage in routine conversations or pick up on the social cues that are second nature to most people. Similarly, mice with symptoms of autism show little interest in interacting or socializing with other mice. A drug called risperidone has been shown to treat some symptoms of autism — including repetitive behaviors — in both humans and mice, but so far no medication has been found to help improve the ability to socialize. In a study published ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 27, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

As Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward, Missouri Federal Judge Remands...
The Firm is representing numerous Risperdal lawsuit plaintiffs who allegedly developed gynecomastia (male breast growth) due to their use of the medication.(PRWeb December 06, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/risperdal-lawsuit/risperidone-gynecomastia/prweb12376898.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 6, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risperdal (Risperidone) - What You Need to Know
Essential information about Risperdal - generic risperidone - an antipsychotic medication approved to treat several mental disorders, including bipolar. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - November 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Risperidone added to parent training and stimulant medication: effects on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and peer aggression - Gadow KD, Arnold LE, Molina BS, Findling RL, Bukstein OG, Brown NV, McNamara NK, Rundberg-Rivera EV, Li X, Kipp HL, Schneider J, Farmer CA, Baker JL, Sprafkin J, Rice RR, Bangalore SS, Butter EM, Buchan-Page KA, Hurt EA, Austin AB, Grondhuis SN, Aman MG.
In this study, we aimed to expand on our prior research into the relative efficacy of combining parent training, stimulant medication, and placebo (Basic therapy) versus parent training, stimulant, and risperidone (Augmented therapy) by examini... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Case report: guanfacine overdose
Intuniv (Guanfacine) 3 out of 5 stars Prolonged Bradycardia and Hypotension Following Guanfacine Extended Release Overdose. Walton J et al. J Child Adolesc Physcopharmacol 2014 Jul 10 [Epub ahead of print] Reference  Guanfacine is a central α2-agonist with a mechanism of action similar to that of clonidine. Originally marketed as an antihypertensive agent, it is now available as an extended-release preparation (Imtuniv) for treating children ages 6-17 with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is thought the mechanism of action in that condition may involve stimulation of α2-recepto...
Source: The Poison Review - July 18, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder clonidine guanfacine Source Type: news

CBT vs. Risperidone for Treatment-Resistant OCDCBT vs. Risperidone for Treatment-Resistant OCD
For adults with OCD resistant to SSRIs, what should be the next step--CBT based on exposure and response prevention or a second-generation antipsychotic such as risperidone? Evidence-Based Mental Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Psychotropic Drugs Can Reduce Bone Mass in KidsPsychotropic Drugs Can Reduce Bone Mass in Kids
A study has found that SSRIs and risperidone can have deleterious effects on bone mass formation and accrual in children who take these medications on a long-term basis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Essential Psychopathology Casebook
In medical school, we become adept at memorizing diagnostic criteria, able to spout off, at a moment’s notice, the definitions for everything from autism to schizophrenia. For some diagnoses, we are aided by mnemonics — SIG E CAPS for depression, DIG FAST for mania — while other disorders require simple brute-force memorization. All of this is, we are told, to help us divide those with mental illness into neat little boxes, each with its own implications for prognosis and treatment. Textbooks traditionally have supported this simplified view of the world, providing brief case studies that serve to illustr...
Source: Psych Central - June 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Treatment casebook mark kilgus Psychopathology Casebook william rea Source Type: news