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2006-06-06 08:53:07

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The prescription of antipsychotic medications for children and adolescents in the US increased nearly 6-fold between 1993 and 2002, according to survey results. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved only three antipsychotic drugs - haloperidol, thioridazine hydrochloride and pimozide -- for use in patients younger than 18 years, but most of the prescriptions written were for newer medications. "What was most striking is that...

2005-11-30 18:07:26

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In April, the US Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory that the use of atypical antipsychotics increases mortality in elderly persons with dementia, but now investigators report that conventional antipsychotic medications may be even more dangerous. "If confirmed," Dr. Philip S. Wang and his co-authors caution in The New England Journal of Medicine for December 1st, "our results suggest that conventional antipsychotic medications...

2005-07-13 15:53:04

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People suffering with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who do not respond adequately to antidepressant therapy may benefit from the addition of an antipsychotic agent, results of a study hint. While antidepressants are commonly used to treat OCD, approximately half of patients do not respond to these drugs when used alone, study investigators explain in a report in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Dr. Xiaohua Li, from the University of Alabama at...

2005-07-13 16:17:36

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- People suffering with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who do not respond adequately to antidepressant therapy may benefit from the addition of an antipsychotic agent, results of a study hint. While antidepressants are commonly used to treat OCD, approximately half of patients do not respond to these drugs when used alone, study investigators explain in a report in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Dr. Xiaohua Li, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham,...

2005-07-01 15:50:00

A multi-site study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) finds children with autism characterized by tantrums, aggression, and/or self-injury respond favorably to the antipsychotic medication risperidone for up to six months. Published in the July edition of the American Journal of Psychiatry, the study found the medication not only decreased aggression but also reduced repetitive behaviors and increased social interaction "“ all with limited side effects. The...

2004-11-28 03:00:14

A rare, but frequently fatal, side effect of the anti-psychotic drug clozapine is myocarditis. We report a case of hypersensitivity myocarditis secondary to clozapine administration that was diagnosed in vivo for the first time through endomyocardial biopsy and was successfully treated with corticosteroids. Histologic diagnosis was based on the evidence of eosinophilic infiltration of the endomyocardiuin and eosinophil degranulation. Endomyocardial biopsy was performed in order to establish...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'