Posted on October 9, 2015 by Webtypo
This October 6, 2015 US News article by Kimberly Leonard and found on the AOL On website talks about technology being reviewed by the FDA for a version of Abilify that has a small chip the size of a pencil tip that would allow professionals to verify that the medication is being taken.
I have a concern that while yes verification can be good to have, I feel as though this could offer yet another tool for those who prefer to use coercion or force choices when dealing with people with mental illnesses …. I could see this easily be turned into something where the person is told “take your meds or we will send you to the state hospital” without trying to understand why the person isn’t taking their meds, and simply chalking it up to non-compliance on the part of the person with a mental illness. if it is strictly used for verification I’m ok with it, but if it begins to be used as a way to force the person into treatment they aren’t given a choice about then that’s where I have a problem.
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Posted on June 14, 2015 by Webtypo
This article on Psych Central was last reviewed on June 12, 2015 and discusses a recent study that could offer hope to women in menopause who experience executive function based cognitive issues, not attributed to any other condition, could benefit from medication used to treat ADHD to improve their ability to act effectively with regards to executive function. The symptoms seen are very similar to those experienced by people with ADHD.
English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Elderly, Issues, Medication, Menopause, Research, Senior Citizens, Treatment and Support, Women's Health, Women's Issues | Tagged: ADHD, ADHD medicatio and menopause, cognitive function, cognitive function and menopause, Decision making, Executive Function, menopausal women, Menopause, thought process after menopause, Women's Health | Comments Off on “ADHD Med Helps Women with Cognitive Challenges of Menopause”
Posted on February 4, 2015 by Webtypo
This February 3, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Business Times website talks about a medication study being done in the Pittsburgh area involving
Pittsburgh Point Park from top of Duquesne Incline (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Dauphin County, Lehigh Valley Area, Medication, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Pennsylvania, Research, scientific, Treatment and Support | Tagged: Allegheny County, Health department, medicine, Mental Health, Pennsylvania, personalized medicine, pitt, Pittsburgh, Research, study | Comments Off on “Pitt joins medication study”
Posted on December 20, 2014 by Webtypo
This December 14, 2014 60 Minutes segment talks about the problems occurring when insurance companies deny people with mental health issues services.
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Posted on December 15, 2014 by Webtypo
The Front of the SAMHSA building at 1 Choke Cherry Road in Rockville, Maryland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This video was uploaded to YouTube on October 17, 2012 by Marc Jacques and offers information about the ten principles of recovery from mental illness based on SAMHSA’s principles of recovery.
Filed under: Addiction, Common Ground, Drop-in Centers, Inpatient, Medication, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Peer Support, Personal Medicine, Physical Health, Recovery, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health recovery, Mental Illness, pricipals of recovery, principles of recovery, Recovery, recovery from mental illness, recovery priciples, recovery principals, SAMHSA | Comments Off on “Ten Principles of Recovery”
Posted on December 12, 2014 by Webtypo
This December 12, 2014 Medpage Today article talks about a possible negative reaction that has been connected to Geodone.
Filed under: Medication, Mental Illness, Misc., Research, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: anti-psychotic medication, Antipsychotic, behavioral Health, geodone, medication, medication reaction, medicine, medicine reaction, meds, Mental Health, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, negative medication reaction | Comments Off on “FDA Warns of Skin Reactions to Antipsychotic”