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“FDA Warns of Skin Reactions to Antipsychotic”

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This December 12, 2014 Medpage Today article talks about a possible negative reaction that has been connected to Geodone.

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“Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly”

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This August 19, 2014 Health Day article  found on the Philly.com website talks about studies that seem to point to a possible link between 3 specific antipsychotics and the potential for kidney damage in the elderly.  The article suggests things to consider before medicating the elderly such as are they comfortable, is the room too hot or too cold, did a family member that typically visits every week not make it to see the person?  It also suggests diverting the persons attention and energy into something more productive and if everything has been considered or tried, then consider medication as a last resort.

“Schizophrenia Treatment Maintenance: Comparison of Long Acting Injectable Medications”

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This May 23, 2014 article on the Medical Research News and Interviews: MedicalResearch.com website talks is a recent interview with Dr. Scott Stroup who has been involved with research that compares the benefits and side-effects of long acting injectable anti-psychotic medications used in treating people with schizophrenia.

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” Antipsychotics linked to diabetes in kids”

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This August 21, 2013 article on the CNN Health site The Chart, talks about the increased risk of Type II diabetes in kids who are prescribed anti-psychotics  which in many cases seem to be prescribed off label.

 

“Antipsychotics Prescribed To Treat ADHD In More Children And Teens, New Study Finds”

 

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This August 9, 2012 article on the Huffington Post website talks about recent

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the lit...

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

studies indicating a rise in the prescribing of Anti-psychotic medication to teens and children with ADHD then had been seen in earlier years.  It seems like the researchers aren’t clear about why there has been an increase, but they suggest it may have something to do with an increase in the number of meds available or that more kids are being diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum disorder then what we have seen before.  I’m not real sure what to think, other than it is an interesting article, but I don’t know enough to form an educated opinion on the subject.

 

 

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