Researchers have discovered a potential neuroimaging biomarker that could help personalize treatments for depression.
Antidepressive drugs reduce the mortality rate of schizophrenic patients, while treatment with bensodiazepines greatly increases it, especially as regards suicide. Giving several antipsychotics simultaneously, however, seems to have no effect at all. This according to a new study examining different drug combinations administered to patients with schizophrenia.
New research published today in Archives of General Psychiatry suggests antidepressants such as Prozac (fluoxetine) neither increase or decrease suicidality in children. However, they are effective medications to control and reduce suicidal behavior in adults.
The Tufts CTSI has today released a multi-state study on psychotropic medication oversight in foster care. The research notes a majority of states reviewed within the study reported an increase of minors within the foster care system taking psychotropic medications.
A new study from researchers at VCU states that the antidepressant Prestiq can be used to treat women who entering reproductive change.
New research shows that SSRI antidepressants should not be recommended for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders as there is a lack of evidence as to their effectiveness.