Peer Pressure Tactic Successfully Curbs Overprescribing Peer Pressure Tactic Successfully Curbs Overprescribing
Peer comparison letters sent to high-volume quetiapine prescribers led to a significant reduction in the number of prescriptions written for elderly patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Peer Comparisons Can Decrease Risky Prescribing Patterns
Meaningful, persistent drop in quetiapine prescribing seen, with no negative patient effects (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Peer Comparisons Can Decrease Risky Prescribing Patterns
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Letters targeting high prescribers of quetiapine (Seroquel), an antipsychotic with potentially harmful side effects in the elderly, significantly reduces the number of prescriptions for patients in the Medicare program,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AstraZeneca settles Texas drug lawsuits for $110 million
Drugmaker AstraZeneca has agreed to pay $110 million to settle two lawsuits brought by the state of Texas claiming that it fraudulently marketed the antipsychotic drug Seroquel and Crestor for high cholesterol. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Behavioral nudges lead to striking drop in prescriptions of potent antipsychotic
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Letters targeting high prescribers of Seroquel (quetiapine), an antipsychotic with potentially harmful side effects in the elderly, significantly reduced the number of prescriptions for patients in Medicare. The results showed that peer comparison letters led to statistically meaningful, persistent decreases in quetiapine prescribing, with no detected negative effects on patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Luye Pharma Acquires AstraZeneca's Signature Products Seroquel and Seroquel XR
A Move Aimed at Enriching the Existing CNS Portfolio and Enhancing Strategic Synergy across International Markets HONG KONG, May 28, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Luye Pharma Group recently announced their acquisition of AstraZeneca... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, Acquisitions Luye Pharma, AstraZeneca, Seroquel, quetiapine, antipsychotic, antidepressant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some Antipsychotics in Pregnancy May Up Gestational Diabetes Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Elevated risk seen with continuing olanzapine, quetiapine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AstraZeneca sells rights for Seroquel to Luye Pharma for $538 million
LONDON (Reuters) - British pharma company AstraZeneca said it had sold the rights for Seroquel, a treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disease, to Luye Pharma Group for $538 million, as part of a strategy to focus on other therapy areas. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two Antipsychotics Linked to Risk for Gestational Diabetes Two Antipsychotics Linked to Risk for Gestational Diabetes
Two antipsychotics, quetiapine and olanzapine, have been linked to an increased risk for gestational diabetes in women who continue to take these drugs during pregnancy, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca and Luye Pharma Group enter agreement for rights to Seroquel and Seroquel XR in the UK, China and other international markets
AstraZeneca has entered into an agreement with Luye Pharma Group, Ltd. (Luye Pharma) for the sale and licence of the rights to Seroquel and Seroquel XR in the UK, China and other international markets, including Brazil, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, Argentina, Malaysia and South Africa. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Increasing rates of quetiapine overdose, misuse, and mortality in Victoria, Australia - Lee J, Pilgrim J, Gerostamoulos D, Robinson J, Wong A.
This study analyzed quetiapine-related calls to the Victorian Poisons Information Centre (VPIC), coronial data from Victorian Ins... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Antipsychotics Have Side Effects, Limited Value in Pediatric Psychosis Antipsychotics Have Side Effects, Limited Value in Pediatric Psychosis
For children and adolescents with first-episode psychosis, the second generation antipsychotics quetiapine extended release and aripiprazole have equivalent efficacy, but different side effect profiles, according to a head-to-head comparison.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Quetiapine misuse and abuse: is it an atypical paradigm of drug seeking behavior? - Kim S, Lee G, Kim E, Jung H, Chang J.
Recent case reports in medical literatures suggest that more and more second-generation atypical antipsychotics (AAs) have been prescribed for off-label use; quetiapine (Brand name: Seroquel ®) showed increase in its trend for off-label use. Lit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Intentional recreational abuse of quetiapine compared to other second-generation antipsychotics - Klein L, Bangh S, Cole JB.
INTRODUCTION: Case reports and poison center data have demonstrated that the second-generation antipsychotic quetiapine is being obtained and used for recreational abuse. The purpose of this study was to describe the relative rates of single-substance abus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Detection of the antipsychotic drug quetiapine in the blood, urine and hair samples of the victim of a drug-facilitated sexual assault - Johansen SS.
A drug rape facilitated with the sedative antipsychotic drug quetiapine is presented here. A teenage girl and her girlfriend went to the home of an adult couple they had met at a bar. Here, the teenage girl (victim) felt tired after consuming some alcoholi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democrat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antipsychotic Monotherapy Promising for Military PTSD Antipsychotic Monotherapy Promising for Military PTSD
Monotherapy with the atypical antipsychotic quetiapine is effective for the treatment of PTSD among military veterans, results of a new randomized controlled study show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Clozapine Best Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia? Clozapine Best Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia?
Real-world observational data suggest clozapine is the most effective and quetiapine is the least effective in schizophrenia. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Seroquel XR (Quetiapine Fumarate Extended-Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Seroquel (Quetiapine Fumarate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Unusual combo reduces health risk from atypical antipsychotic
Taking vitamin D ameliorates the risk of developing new-onset diabetes from atypical antipsychotics like quetiapine, a new data mining study shows. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Unusual combo reduces health risk from atypical antipsychotic
(Kyoto University) Data mining study shows that taking vitamin D ameliorates the risk of developing new-onset diabetes from atypical antipsychotics like quetiapine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 2, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Antipsychotic drugs linked to increased mortality among Parkinson's disease patients
At least half of Parkinson's disease patients experience psychosis at some point during the course of their illness, and physicians commonly prescribe antipsychotic drugs, such as quetiapine, to treat the condition. However, a new study suggests that these drugs may do significantly more harm in a subset of patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antipsychotic drugs linked to increased mortality among Parkinson's disease patients
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) At least half of Parkinson's disease patients experience psychosis at some point during the course of their illness, and physicians commonly prescribe antipsychotic drugs, such as quetiapine, to treat the condition. However, a new study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan Medical School, and the Philadelphia and Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers and suggests that these drugs may do significantly more harm in a subset of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Unichem Lab gets USFDA nod for schizophrenia tablets
Unichem Laboratories has received approval from the USFDA for its generic Quetiapine Fumarate tablets used for treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Understanding & Giving Support to Someone with Schizophrenia
What comes to mind when the word schizophrenia is spoken? Likely images of a bedraggled man or woman, with wild hair and tattered clothing, chatting away with someone that you can’t see, as they amble down a city street. You might actually cross the street to avoid him or her, so as not to get caught up in their delusion. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) describes the condition as “characterized by delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and behavior, and other symptoms that cause social or occupational dysfunction. For a diagnosis, symptoms must have been present for six...
Source: Psych Central - February 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Antipsychotics Atypical Antipsychotics Caregivers Disorders Family General Medications Psychology Psychotherapy Schizophrenia Treatment American Psychiatric Association Delusion Delusional disorder Diagnostic And Statistical Ma Source Type: news

Adding Antiepileptic to Quetiapine Helps in Bipolar DepressionAdding Antiepileptic to Quetiapine Helps in Bipolar Depression
Adjunctive therapy with the anticonvulsant lamotrigine may improve outcomes in bipolar depression but not in the presence of folic acid. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 25, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Therapeutic plasma exchange in poisoned patients
1 out of 5 stars Therapeutic plasma exchange in poisoning: 8 years’ experience of a university hospital. Disel NR et al. Am J Emerg Med 2015 Oct;33:1391-1395. Abstract In therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), blood is removed from the body, and plasma is separated from components such as RBCs, WBCs, and platelets. Those components are re-infused along with a replacement fluid such as fresh-frozen plasma or albumin. This procedure is usually used to removed pathological immunoglobulins in various conditions such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. There have been some case reports and small c...
Source: The Poison Review - November 8, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical apheresis plasma exchange poisoned patient toxicology Source Type: news

Emergency department visits involving misuse and abuse of the antipsychotic quetiapine: results from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) - Mattson ME, Albright VA, Yoon J, Council CL.
Case reports in medical literature suggest that the atypical antipsychotic quetiapine, a medication not previously considered to have abuse potential, is now being subject to misuse and abuse (MUA; ie, taken when not prescribed for them or used in a way ot... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Schizophrenia Treatment
Table of Contents Introduction Psychotherapy Medications Coping Guidelines For The Family Self-Help Introduction Schizophrenia usually first appears in a person during their late teens or throughout their twenties. It affects more men than women, and is considered a life-long condition which rarely is "cured," but rather treated. The primary treatment for schizophrenia and similar thought disorders is medication. Unfortunately, compliance with a medication regimen is often one of the largest problems associated with the ongoing treatment of schizophrenia. Because people who live with this disorder ofte...
Source: Psych Central - June 11, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Atypical Antipsychotics Disorders General Medications Schizophrenia Treatment how is schizophrenia treated medications for schizophrenia schizophrenia medications Schizophrenia Treatment Treatment For Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Poisoned patients treated with ECMO: 10 cases from the ToxIC Registry
3 out of 5 stars Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Severe Toxicological Exposures: Review of the Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC) Wang GS et al. J Med Toxicol 2015 May 27 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract The Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC) Case Registry — established in 2010 — is a database containing information from cases of known or suspected poisoning at multiple centers that were cared for at the bedside by board-certified or eligible medical toxicologists. In 2013, it comprised 38 toxicology groups and 69 separate institutions. The authors of this study retrospectively re...
Source: The Poison Review - May 30, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ToxIC registry toxicology investigators consortium Source Type: news

A Drug Trial’s Frayed Promise
A study of the drug Seroquel XR for patients with borderline personality disorder exposes the tangled mess of interests for academics and universities involved in clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) AstraZeneca PLC Schulz, S. Charles University of Minnesota Source Type: news

Medication and Sleep
This article was adapted from a previous article written by Dr. Moore for his column “Kevlar for the Mind.” (Source: Psych Central)
Source: Psych Central - March 30, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bret Moore, PsyD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Atypical Antipsychotics Benzodiazepines Depression Disorders General Medications Sleep Insomnia sleep disorder Sleeping Pills 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

Excellent review of lipid rescue therapy
3.5 out of 5 stars Intravenous Lipid Emulsion in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review of Recent Literature. Cao D et al. J Emerg Med 2014 Dec 19 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This excellent comprehensive review of lipid rescue therapy (LRT) is vitiated only by the unavoidable fact that available clinical evidence  is so inconclusive. As the authors point out, published literature consists mostly of case reports and small case series. The vast majority of these reported cases have good outcomes and reflect positive effects from ILE, but the evidence is marred by multiple confounding variables (such ...
Source: The Poison Review - February 25, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical intralipid lipid emulsion lipid rescue therapy lipid sink Review Source Type: news

Do medical toxicologists use physostigmine to treat anticholinergic toxidrome?
2.5 out of 5 stars The Use of Physostigmine by Toxicologists in Anticholinergic Toxicity. Watkins JW et al. J Med Toxicol 2014 Dec 16 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Physostigmine is a carbamate that reversibly inhibits acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine (ACh). By so doing, it increases the levels of ACh in synapses, serving as an antidote for drugs and agents causing anticholinergic syndrome. Unlike neostigmine, physostigmine crossed the blood-brain-barrier and has both peripheral and central effects. Decades ago, physostigmine was routinely used with some frequency to treat overdose with ...
Source: The Poison Review - February 18, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical anticholinergic toxidrome physostigmine ToxIC registry Source Type: news

Pharmadax Inc. Announces Seroquel XR® Patent Challenge Settlement
Pharmadax Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals concerning its generic version of Seroquel XR® (quetiapine fumarate extended-release) tablets(PRWeb February 15, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12518947.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 15, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AstraZeneca loses German court appeal over Seroquel XR drug patent
KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Britain's AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday lost an appeal in Germany's Federal Court against generic drugmakers selling cheap copies of its anti-psychotic drug Seroquel XR. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Essential Information About Seroquel (Quetiapine)
Essential information about Seroquel (quetiapine), an antipsychotic medication used to treat psychotic symptoms and bipolar depression. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - November 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Serotonin syndrome masked by concomitant ingestion of Zoloft with benzodiazepine in suicide attempt in a young healthy male -
This case report discusses the history and management of a schizophrenic patient, a 18-year-old man, who had taken a massive overdose of clonazepam, abilify, depakote, zoloft and seroquel altogether. After discontinuation of these drugs and administration ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Robin Williams' Painful Suicide
I have stayed away from speculations about Robin William’s suicide. I don’t know what pushed him over and neither do you. It is important however, to take note that he was taking two antidepressants. And he began taking Seroquel a week before he committed suicide.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - November 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert Berezin, M.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Depression Personality Psychiatry Resilience Stress Source Type: news

Is Metformin Helpful for Weight Loss When...
It's well known that atypical antipsychotics (AAPs) such as Zyprexa and Seroquel cause weight gain. Can the diabetes drug metformin help? (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - October 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Seroquel Clinical Study for Bipolar Depression
During the third and fourth weeks on the study medications, I didn't recognize what was going on while it was happening. I just enjoyed it ... until cracks started to show. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - October 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Are There Potential Side Effects of Seroquel?
Catalogue of Seroquel side effects. Seroquel - generic quetiapine is an antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of schizophrenia and the the psychotic features of other mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder. People taking this medication need to know the potential side effects of Seroquel. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

The influence of Hatha yoga as an add-on treatment in major depression on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis activity: A randomized trial - Sarubin N, Nothdurfter C, Schüle C, Lieb M, Uhr M, Born C, Zimmermannc R, Bühner M, Konopka K, Rupprecht R, Baghai TC.
OBJECTIVES: The impact of Hatha yoga as add-on treatment to quetiapine fumarate extended release (QXR) or escitalopram (ESC) in depressed patients on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity was assessed. METHODS: 60 inpatients suffering ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

From title on, this paper is a major fail
  1.5 out of 5 stars Intralipid therapy does not improve level of consciousness in overdoses with sedating drugs: A case series. Downes MA et al. Emerg Med Australas 2014 May 8. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12237. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Frankly, I disliked everything about this paper. The authors did a retrospective chart review of patients at their institution who were given intralipid emulsion therapy (ILE) after presenting with a sedative drug overdose. Their goal was to determine if ILE improved the patients’ level of consciousness. Why did I hate this study? Let me count the ways: Title: The de...
Source: The Poison Review - May 17, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical intralipid lipid emulsion therapy sedative overdose Source Type: news

Seroquel XR Helps in Borderline Personality Disorder (CME/CE)
NEW YORK CITY (MedPage Today) -- Patients with borderline personality disorder showed significant improvements when treated with long-acting antipsychotic agent quetiapine fumarate (Seroquel XR). (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Are There Potential Side Effects of Seroquel...
Catalogue of Seroquel side effects. Seroquel - generic quetiapine is an antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of schizophrenia and the the psychotic features of other mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder. People taking this medication need to know the potential side effects of Seroquel. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Evaluation of quetiapine abuse and misuse reported to poison centers - Klein-Schwartz W, Schwartz EK, Anderson BD.
OBJECTIVE:: There are case reports of abuse of quetiapine, but no studies address quetiapine abuse or misuse. Most literature on the population that abuses quetiapine describes an older age group with previous substance abuse history, many of whom are in j... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New Antipsychotic Drug Latuda Better for Your Weight
Latuda, a fairly new antipsychotic, has been shown to be effective in treating schizophrenia and has now been approved for use in bipolar depression. The three other atypical antipsychotics - Seroquel, Zyprexa and Symbyax - that are already approved for bipolar depression all have problems with side effects - particularly on weight gain and the related metabolic issues of increased blood glucose and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. Latuda, by contrast, is considered weight neutral. Read Full PostNew Antipsychotic Drug Latuda Better for Your Weight originally appeared on About.com Bipolar Disorder on Tuesday, March ...
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - March 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news