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Sharp Rise Seen in Kids' ER Visits for Mental Health Woes

Posted 13 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 – Mental health issues are sending more and more kids and teens to hospital emergency rooms, and that increase has been most dramatic among minorities, a new report shows. Between 2012 and 2016, overall admissions shot up 50 percent in the United States, the researchers said. "Prior to our study, we knew that an increasing number of children with mental health concerns were ...

Health Tip: Help Keep Your Teen Healthier

Posted 22 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Adopting healthy patterns during the teen years may lead to a better quality of life as an adult, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. The academy suggests teaching your teen about: Physical Health - Exercise often, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, get enough sleep, keep up to date on vaccines, maintain proper oral health and protect skin by wearing sunscreen. Mental ...

Is a Haywire Body Clock Tied to Mood Disorders?

Posted 19 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 – There may be a genetic link between mood disorders and the body's internal clock, a new study suggests. Research published earlier this year linked disruptions in the body clock (circadian rhythms) with an increased risk of mood issues such as depression and bipolar disorders. In this new study, researchers analyzed data from 71,500 people in the United Kingdom and ...

Is Evolution of the Human Brain to Blame for Some Mental Disorders?

Posted 9 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 – Evolutionary changes in the human brain may be responsible for psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, new research suggests. The researchers identified long, noncoding stretches of DNA (called "repeat arrays") in a gene that governs calcium transport in the brain. Their findings were published Aug. 9 in the American Journal of Human Genetics. ...

Nitrates in Meat May Be Tied to Mania: Study

Posted 18 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 – Chemicals used to cure meats like salami and hot dogs may be linked to a mood disorder called mania, researchers report. Those chemicals, known as nitrates, are frequently added to processed meats to prevent bacteria growth. "There's growing evidence that germs in the intestines can influence the brain," said study lead author Dr. Robert Yolken. "This work on nitrates ...

Parent's Tough Childhood Can Cast Shadow Across Generations

Posted 9 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 – When a parent has suffered abuse or other adversities as a child, their children may be more prone to mood and behavior problems, a new study suggests. Their kids were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And they were four times as likely to have been diagnosed with any mental health disorder. The findings imply that ...

Psychiatric Drug Lithium Tied to Birth Defect Risk

Posted 19 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 18, 2018 – Using the psychiatric drug lithium early in pregnancy may raise the risk of birth defects – but not as much as previously thought, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that women who used lithium during the first trimester were more likely to have a baby with a birth defect, compared to pregnant women who had a mental health disorder but did not take lithium. ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Lamictal (lamotrigine): Drug Safety Communication - Serious Immune System Reaction

Posted 26 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: The FDA is warning that the medicine Lamictal (lamotrigine) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body’s infection-fighting immune system. This can cause severe inflammation throughout the body and lead to hospitalization and death, especially if the reaction is not diagnosed and treated quickly. As a result, we are r ...

Certain Teens More Likely to Get Hooked on Opioids

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – Teenagers with any mental health problem are more prone to painkiller dependence after receiving a prescription opioid, a new study finds. The odds of progressing to long-term opioid therapy can double, triple or more, depending on the kid's diagnosis and the other drugs prescribed to treat their disorder, the researchers said. The findings mirror earlier studies showing ...

FDA Approves Latuda (lurasidone HCl) for Bipolar Depression in Pediatric Patients (10 to 17 Years of Age)

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- March 6, 2018 – Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) that expands the use of Latuda (lurasidone HCI) to include the treatment of major depressive episode associated with bipolar I disorder (bipolar depression) in pediatric patients (10 to ...

Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities

Posted 8 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 – By examining brain tissue, researchers say they've found similarities in certain mental illnesses, including autism and schizophrenia. Specifically, some similar patterns of gene expression were found in people with autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the researchers say. Gene expression refers to cells' conversion of genetic instructions into proteins. "These ...

FDA Approves Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole) Pill with Sensor to Digitally Track if Patients Have Ingested Their Medication

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

November 13, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) has an ingestible sensor embedded in the pill that records that the medication was taken. The product is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated ...

FDA OKs First 'Digital Pill', Abilify Mycite, That Lets Doctors Know It's Been Taken

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 – Offering both the promise of better patient compliance with health care, but also fears of a medical "Big Brother," a newly approved "digital pill" allows physicians to track whether or not it's been ingested by patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the nod to Abilify MyCite, for use in patients with schizophrenia, an add-on treatment for depression, ...

'Digital Pill', Abilify Mycite, Tells Doctor When Patient Takes It

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 – The first drug designed to alert a doctor when a patient takes the medication has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole with sensor) has an embedded sensor that sends a message to a wearable patch that the medication's been taken. This allows the patient and doctor to track the medication's use via smartphone. Abilify, first ...

Genes May Explain Why Some Don't Respond to Bipolar Drug

Posted 8 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 – In a finding that pulls the roots of two mental illnesses closer together, researchers say people with bipolar disorder that's resistant to the drug lithium have a high number of genes associated with schizophrenia. Since the 1950s, lithium has been widely used to treat bipolar disorder. The drug stabilizes mood swings – the highs and lows associated with the disorder ...

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