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FDA advisory committee votes 14-3 against approval of Remoxy ER for the management of severe pain.- Pain Therapeutics Inc.

Pain Therapeutics, Inc., a drug development company, today announced that a joint meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products...

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FDA approves Aristada Initio for use as therapy with Aristada in schizophrenia.- Alkermes.

Alkermes announced that the FDA has approved Aristada Initio (aripiprazole lauroxil) for the initiation of Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil), a long-acting...

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Guidelines

Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance

This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating mental health problems in women who are planning to have a baby, are pregnant, or have had a baby or been pregnant in the past year.

Added 3 years ago

Depression in adults: recognition and management

This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in adults aged 18 years and older, in primary and secondary care.

Added 8 years ago

Stop smoking interventions and services

This guideline covers stop smoking interventions and services delivered in primary care and community settings for everyone over the age of 12.

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Journal articles

Effectiveness of paliperidone long-acting injection in clinical practice.

Background: The efficacy of the long-acting injectable formulation of the antipsychotic paliperidone (paliperidone palmitate) has been investigated in randomized controlled trials.

Added 10 days ago

Efficacy and safety profile of paliperidone palmitate injections in the management of patients with schizophrenia: an evidence-based review.

This review focuses on paliperidone palmitate, the long-acting injectable (LAI) formulation of paliperidone. After considering the pharmacology of paliperidone palmitate, we review the randomized controlled trials...

Added 10 days ago

Dosing strategies for switching from oral risperidone to paliperidone palmitate: Effects on clinical outcomes.

Introduction: There are currently no guidelines for switching patients from oral risperidone to paliperidone palmitate (Invega Sustenna®). Furthermore, the paliperidone long-acting injectable (LAI) package...

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Clinical trials

Pharmacologic Treatment of Acute Episode of Schizophrenia: a Real World Study

This study attempts to observe the effectiveness and safety of aripiprazole in hospitalized patients with acute schizophrenia episode, and to compare the different drug regimens that may be involved in order to clarify the characteristics...

Added 8 months ago

A Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Brexpiprazole in the Treatment of Subjects With Bipolar I Disorder

This study will evaluate the safety and tolerability of brexpiprazole (OPC-34712) in the treatment of subjects with bipolar I disorder. All subjects will receive a starting dose of brexpiprazole which will be titrated up in subsequent visits.

Added 8 months ago

Study to Evaluate Safety & Efficacy of NaBenĀ® as Add-on Treatment for Schizophrenia in Adults

The proposed Phase IIb/III study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of NaBen® in improving the symptoms of schizophrenia in adults. NaBen® is granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by US FDA as add-on treatment...

Added 8 months ago

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Blog Posts

Christopher Paul Jones

Dealing with mental health issues using integrated approaches, including tech and apps

Posted 1 year ago

As healthcare professionals are well aware, a significant percentage of the population (approximately one in four) will suffer a mental health problem at some point in their lives. In the course of his work, Christopher Paul Jones is finding that people are increasingly looking for alternatives to, or approaches to complement, pharmaceutical drugs to manage their conditions, and that tech and apps are proving very useful indeed. He feels it is particularly useful for those whose location or financial status might otherwise prohibit them from integrated strategies. Here is what he has to say:

Am Ang Zhang

Autism: Challenges and Obstacles!

Posted 2 years ago

Retired child psychiatrist Am Ang Zhang discusses his experiences of working with the families of autistic children.

Am Ang Zhang

Autism: Frances Tustin and Entrenchment!

Posted 2 years ago

Am Ang Zhang discusses his work with pioneering child psychotherapist Frances Tustin, and his observations of entrenchment in autistic children.

CME

Tricyclic antidepressants and headaches: systematic review and meta-analysis

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Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Depression in adults with a chronic health problem: putting NICE guidelines into practice

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