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2012-05-08 10:48:07

Antidepressive drugs reduce the mortality rate of schizophrenic patients, while treatment with bensodiazepines greatly increases it, especially as regards suicide. Giving several antipsychotics simultaneously, however, seems to have no effect at all. This according to a new study examining different drug combinations administered to patients with schizophrenia. "We weren't aware that the beneficial effects of antidepressives were so powerful," says Jari Tiihonen, professor of clinical...

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2009-07-13 13:10:00

A Finnish research study suggests that thousands of people with schizophrenia worldwide could have been saved if doctors had prescribed them the anti-psychotic drug clozapine, The Associated Press reported. Clozapine, which was introduced in the 1970s, was banned for a decade when studies showed that up to 2 percent of patients experienced agranulocytosis, a potentially fatal decline in white blood cells, while taking the drug. It was the first of a new generation of schizophrenia drugs,...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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