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New digital medicine system granted first approval

FDA approves Abilify Mycite to treat schizophrenia, depression and bipolar I disorder

 

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Vraylar approved for treatment of adults with schizophrenia

The FDA has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Vraylar (cariprazine), as reported byAllergan plc.

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Guidelines

The World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) Guidelines for the Biological Treatment of Bipolar Disorders: Acute and longterm treatment of mixed states in bipolar disorder

This WFSBP guideline has been developed to supply a systematic overview of all scientific evidence pertaining to the acute and longterm treatment of bipolar mixed states in adults.

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British Association for Psychopharmacology consensus guidance on the use of psychotropic medication preconception, in pregnancy and postpartum 2017

Decisions about the use of psychotropic medication in pregnancy are an ongoing challenge for clinicians and women with mental health problems, owing to the uncertainties around risks of the illness itself to mother and fetus/infant...

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EPA guidance on eMental health interventions in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The aim of this EPA guidance was to develop recommendations on eMental health interventions in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A systematic literature search was performed and 40 articles were retrieved...

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Journal articles

Schizophrenia relapse, patient considerations, and potential role of lurasidone.

When treating persons with schizophrenia, delaying time to relapse is a main goal. Antipsychotic medication has been the primary treatment approach, and there are a variety of different choices available.

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Weight changes before and after lurasidone treatment: a real-world analysis using electronic health records.

Background: Severe and persistent mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are associated with increased risk of obesity compared to the general population. While the association of lurasidone and lower risk...

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Aripiprazole and impulse control disorders: higher risk with the intramuscular depot formulation?

Dopamine agonists have been associated with an increased risk of developing impulse control disorders (ICDs). The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning in 2016 of a possible association between ICDs and aripiprazole.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Blog Posts

Christopher Paul Jones

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

Posted 4 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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