First Tardive Dyskinesia Rx Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug to treat tardive dyskinesia.
Mood-Stabilizing Rx Tied to Lower Risk of Some Cancers
Mood-stabilizing medications are used to treat mental or neurological conditions, but a new study suggested that one of these medications might have an unexpected effect — preventing cancer.
Health Hazards of Sitting All Day
Whether it’s at the office, in the car or on the sofa, more Americans are sitting for significant periods of the day. Unfortunately, a sedentary habits can have consequences.
ADHD Medication Side Effects You Should Know About
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health issue that makes it hard to focus or control behavior. Here are some common side effects of ADHD medications.
12 American Presidents with Chronic Illnesses
A Pregnancy Dilemma for a Medication?
Some medications are linked to disorders such as autism or to birth defects when taken during pregnancy. However, that risk must also be balanced against the medication's benefits.
Kids These Days… and Their Rx
It's important to treat mental illness. But some people have concerns that children are over-treated with medications. Research evidence does show an increase in some psychiatric meds for kids.
Epilepsy and Psychosis May Share Origin
Past studies have shown that schizophrenia and epilepsy have similar structural brain and genetic abnormalities, leading researchers to believe they share a common origin or cause.
Medication Errors Resulting From Name Confusion
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public to medication error reports in which patients were given risperidone ( Risperdal ) instead of ropinirole ( Requip ) and vice versa. In some cases, patients who took the wrong medication needed to be hospitalized.