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2013-10-14 08:25:33

Drug Launches Will Not Offset a Decline in Major-Market Sales Caused By Increasing Generic Competition For Atypical Antipsychotics, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma/Sunovion/Takeda Pharmaceutical's atypical antipsychotic Latuda will experience significant uptake in the...

2013-10-07 13:47:34

This press release is in support of a presentation by Professor Michael Berk on Monday Oct. 7 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain Improved understanding of the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress in psychiatric disorders has generated new leads in the search for novel therapies. One such investigative compound currently in clinical trials is an amino acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), which appears to reduce the core symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression,...

2013-10-02 13:04:29

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry A study published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that approximately one in three teens with bipolar disorder developed substance abuse, for the first time, during 4 years of follow-up. The study also identified several risk factors that predicted who among these teens was most likely to develop substance abuse. Using data from...

2013-10-02 10:45:23

A study published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children. Researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, in collaboration with scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, evaluated offspring from a large cohort of...

2013-10-01 08:31:20

16th annual scholarship program for individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness expands to include those living with major depressive disorder INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced that applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available for the 16(th) annual Lilly Reintegration Scholarship. Since its inception, the program has directed more than four million dollars in tuition, books and laboratory fees...

2013-09-30 08:28:51

SAN DIEGO and CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to mental health conditions, silence is not golden. Silence breeds stigma, and stigma hurts: it prevents people from seeking life-saving treatment and support. That's why the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) have joined forces to promote Say It Forward 2013 (SIF), an email and social media anti-stigma campaign that educates people about the...

2013-09-26 17:58:45

Lithium in the brain Experiments with neutrons at the Technische Universität München (TUM) show that the antidepressant lithium accumulates more strongly in white matter of the brain than in grey matter. This leads to the conclusion that it works differently from synthetic psychotropic drugs. The tissue samples were examined at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) with the aim of developing a better understanding of the effects this substance has on the human psyche....

2013-09-25 20:21:26

National awards program to recognize David O. Russell, Patrick Kennedy, and more who educate others about mental and/or substance use disorders LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight at the 2013 Voice Awards, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will honor Academy Award nominee David O. Russell, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, retired U.S. Army General Peter Chiarelli, as well as community leaders and TV, film and documentary...

2013-09-17 23:22:16

Author wants to reduce the stigma on mental illness through his new book. New York City (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 An estimated one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Author David Fredette is a testament to this statistic, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1998. David Fredette’s first book, Latent Heat, is a personal poetic novel based on his emotional journey through his first year...

2013-09-13 08:23:55

Co-Author of "Friends and Family Bipolar Survival Guide" to share wisdom from 20 years of treating Bipolar, Borderline and substance abuse HOUSTON, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Debra Meehl, DD. is a Certified Pastoral Counselor and Intensively trained Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT) and Skills Trainer. She is the founder and President of the Meehl Foundation, Co-Author of the "Friends and Family Bipolar Survival Guide" and documentary presenter of the Life Focus TV series "A...