What We Know About the Effect of Psychotropic Drugs on Migrant Kids
A federal judge on Monday ruled that the government must obtain parental or guardian consent before administering psychotropic drugs—those that can affect the brain or behavior—to migrant children in its care. But plenty of questions still remain about what these drugs do to young brains in the first place. “The benefits or risks of psychotropic medications to brain development are only beginning to be evaluated,” says Dr. Manpreet Singh, director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at Stanford University. “We haven’t actually looked, directly and in systematic ways, at the effects o...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Geodon (Ziprasidone) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 12, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

Child & Adolescent Mental Health: A Practical, All-in-One Guide
About twenty percent of children and adolescents in the United States — that’s roughly fifteen million kids — have a diagnosable mental health condition. Odds are, you know one, or have one, yourself: a child who struggles to control their emotions and behaviors, or has a hard time in school or relating to others. Whatever happened to our free-spirited, happy, socially adjusted, emotionally stable children and adolescents, you might ask. They still exist. But it’s a widely accepted fact in psychiatry and clinical psychotherapy that children and adolescents are dealing with an increased number o...
Source: Psych Central - August 31, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tamara Hill, MS Tags: Book Reviews Children and Teens Disorders Family General Parenting Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy School Issues Students a practical all in one guide Child & Adolescent Mental Health Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Skin Reactions to Antipsychotic
(MedPage Today) -- New label for ziprasidone warns of life-threatening reaction. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Antipsychotic Linked to Potentially Fatal Skin Reaction (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The antipsychotic ziprasidone (marketed as Geodon and generics) is associated with increased risk for drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 12, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA warns of potentially fatal skin reaction with ziprasidone
The Food and Drug Administration is warning that the atypical antipsychotic ziprasidone (Geodon) may be associated with a rare but potentially fatal skin reaction. The agency issued the communication on Dec. 11, saying that it had...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - December 11, 2014 Category: Dermatology Tags: CPN FDA & CDC CPN News CPN Psychotic Disorders EM FDA and CDC EM News EM Dermatology FPN FDA Source Type: news

Ziprasidone (Marketed as Geodon and Generics): Drug Safety Communication - Rare But Potentially Fatal Skin Reactions
Symptoms may include a rash that can spread to all parts of the body, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and inflammation of organs such as the liver, kidney, lungs, heart, or pancreas. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - December 11, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA warns Pfizer's antipsychotic could cause fatal skin reaction
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's antipsychotic Geodon and generic versions of the drug can trigger a potentially fatal skin reaction, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Should You Take Geodon for Your Bipolar Disorder?
A concise profile of the medication Geodon (generic ziprasidone), an antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychotic disorders. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - June 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Completed and attempted suicides among 18,154 subjects with schizophrenia included in a large simple trial - Fleischhacker WW, Kane JM, Geier J, Karayal O, Kolluri S, Eng SM, Reynolds RF, Strom BL.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize subgroups of subjects with schizophrenia from the Ziprasidone Observational Study of Cardiac Outcomes (ZODIAC) trial who either completed or attempted suicide and those who did not. METHOD: The ZODIAC, conducted between F... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Geodon Is Less Effective for the Obese, Hyperglycemic
Geodon (ziprasidone), an atypical antipsychotic often prescribed for patients with bipolar disorder, is far less likely to be effective in patients with a BMI of 28.8 or higher and/or a ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - February 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Dr. Stevin Zorn, Ph.D.
EVP & US Site Head, Neuroscience Research and Development, Lundbeck Research USA Stevin Zorn is Executive Vice President and US site head for Neuroscience Research at Lundbeck Research USA since 2008. He is a member of Lundbeck's Global Research Leadership Team, Development Committee, R&D Management group, R&D Executive Committee and the US Management Group. His research focus is on discovering meaningful treatments to relieve suffering from both Psychiatric and Neurological diseases and is presently heading up Lundbeck's Disease Biology Unit on Neuroinflammation to discover breakthrough therapies for psycho-ne...
Source: PHRMA - November 5, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Source Type: news

Stevin Zorn, PhD
Credentials: EVP, Neuroscience R&D, Lundbeck Research USABio: Stevin Zorn is Executive Vice President and US site head for Neuroscience Research at Lundbeck Research USA since 2008. He is a member of Lundbeck's Global Research Leadership Team, Development Committee, R&D Management group, and the R&D Executive Committee. His research focus is on discovering meaningful treatments to relieve suffering from both Psychiatric and Neurological diseases and is presently heading up Lundbeck's Disease Biology Unit on Neuroinflammation to discover breakthrough therapies for Psycho-neurological diseases. Dr. Zorn...
Source: PHRMA - August 15, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephen Source Type: news

Geodon (Ziprasidone) Drug Profile
A concise profile of the medication Geodon (generic ziprasidone), an antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychotic disorders. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - June 11, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news