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2014-04-23 09:42:49

Although some studies have suggested that the drug lorazepam may be more effective or safer than the drug diazepam in treating a type of epileptic seizures among children, a randomized trial finds that lorazepam is not better at stopping seizures compared to diazepam, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. Status epilepticus is a prolonged epileptic seizure or seizures that occurs approximately 10,000 times in children annually in the United States....

2014-04-17 15:25:19

Findings were consistent even after taking into account the severity of the person's illness A group of drugs commonly prescribed for insomnia, anxiety and breathing issues "significantly increase the risk" that older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, need to visit a doctor or Emergency Department for respiratory reasons, new research has found. Benzodiazepines, such as Ativan or Xanax, may actually contribute to respiratory problems, such as depressing...

2014-03-06 20:21:58

PHOENIX, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prescriptions for benzodiazepines are rising in primary care, and their frequent combined use with opioid analgesics may be contributing to medication-related deaths, a finding that goes largely unreported, according to Stanford researchers. Results presented today in a scientific poster at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 30(th) Annual Meeting highlighted the trend in benzodiazepine prescriptions between 2002 and 2009....

2014-01-17 12:24:52

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are no significant differences in the number of psychotropic medications that adults with intellectual disabilities are prescribed and the number that all other adults with mental health conditions are prescribed, according to a five-year study conducted by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care). The study, which was initiated by concerns about the widespread use of psychotropic medication among individuals with...

2013-12-21 23:02:45

A Fremont treatment center's new program helps people stop their drug, alcohol abuse in its tracks. Call (855) 912-7867 for an appointment at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 A Fremont treatment center is announcing that new adult and adolescent programs aimed at tackling substance abuse issues, mainly drugs and alcohol, are now available for people through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

2013-12-10 12:32:40

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With support from Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care) and the Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA), the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has released guidelines for management of benzodiazepines in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) focusing on methadone treatment. The guidelines - titled, "Management of Benzodiazepines in...

2013-12-03 08:33:47

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anxiety refers to a persistent sense of dread and fearful anticipation. In the United States anxiety along with depression are the top two most common psychological problems. One Psychologist reports an increase in recommending non-pharmaceutical treatments such as Relax-V for mild to moderate anxiety. Anxiety can steal the pleasure from life and turn the strongest person into a fearful indecisive victim. And suffers are not alone: the...

2013-11-20 08:27:50

-- UCB-sponsored data include the first presentation of investigational data of VIMPAT® (lacosamide) as monotherapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults with epilepsy ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company focusing on CNS and immunology treatment and research, will be sponsoring 15 data presentations at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in Washington, D.C., December 6-10. The poster presentations on VIMPAT(®)...

2013-11-04 08:25:48

- Results from VIMPAT® (lacosamide) monotherapy study supporting this filing to be presented at AES 2013 ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for VIMPAT(®) (lacosamide) C-V as monotherapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy aged 17 years and older. Investigational data from the phase 3 lacosamide conversion to monotherapy study in...

2013-11-01 08:27:55

Findings Presented at 42nd Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new systematic review found that when compared with intravenous or rectally administered diazepam, intranasal midazolam was equally effective and demonstrated comparable safety for the treatment of acute seizure emergencies in pediatric patients. Findings from the systematic review were presented at the 42(nd) Annual Child Neurology Society meeting in Austin, Texas, October 30...


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Generalized Anxiety Disorder
2013-07-25 15:07:54

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder with worry about normal, everyday situations such as finance, health and wellbeing in relationships (personal and work related) all lasting longer than six months. Symptoms The symptoms of GAD can include but are not limited to difficulty swallowing, rashes, shortness of breath, fidgeting, headaches, tension, nausea, etc. In order for GAD to be ruled as present, the symptoms and feelings must be experiences for at least six...

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