ACP-104: Demonstrates Positive Effects on Antipsychotic
Activity and Cognition in Experimental Models
Rather, we need to incorporate these new revelations about the risk for diabetes into a more thoughtful consideration of the true risks and benefits of prescribing an antipsychotic
to a child.
Declercq noted, "Unfortunately, it is not clear which patients are eligible for discontinuation of antipsychotic
medications without relapse.
medications are used to treat women with bipolar disorder, psychotic illness, and severe depression, frequently in combination with other psychiatric medications, to sustain emotional well-being during pregnancy.
According to a group of investigators from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and Harvard Medical School, the proper dosage for an antipsychotic
medication should be determined from "randomized, .
who responded to their antipsychotic
medication after two weeks of treatment -
Tolerability and safety of 'atypical' antipsychotic
The incidence of new TD has been estimated at 5% per year on antipsychotic
therapy with typicals, (5,6) and this rate is cumulative so that after 20 years of exposure to the typicals, it has been estimated that almost 70% of patients will develop the condition.
In any case, antipsychotic
medications aren't panaceas; they don't suddenly render a person mentally healthy.
The median antipsychotic
dose was 70 mg/day with a range of 12.
The study was designed to experimentally test the independent effects of antipsychotic
drugs and of a psychosocial intervention they called "sociotherapy," as well as the interaction between the two.
A number of new antipsychotic
drugs (the so-called "atypical antipsychotics
") have been introduced since 1990.