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2005-12-30 13:40:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - High levels of sugar in the blood, also known as hyperglycemia, is a common finding in individuals taking atypical antipsychotics who are thought to have normal blood sugar levels. Over a 2-year period, Dr. Michael J. Sernyak, of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues examined the frequency of undiagnosed high blood sugar in 647 patients taking atypical antipsychotics, including Clozaril (clozapine), Risperdal (risperidone),...

2005-10-18 20:29:26

Atypical antipsychotic drugs seem to confer a small increased risk for death when used in people with dementia, concludes a team of researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in a meta-analysis of 15 clinical trials published in the October 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Despite this risk, says Lon Schneider, M.D., professor of psychiatry, neurology, and gerontology at the Keck School and the USC Andrus School of...

2005-09-19 16:10:26

A large study funded by NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides, for the first time, detailed information comparing the effectiveness and side effects of five medications "“ both new and older medications "“ that are currently used to treat people with schizophrenia. Overall, the medications were comparably effective but were associated with high rates of discontinuation due to intolerable side effects or failure to adequately control symptoms. One new...

2005-08-15 23:10:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - So-called atypical antipsychotic drugs are just as likely as older antipsychotics drugs to cause movement disorders in older people with dementia, according to a new study. The findings underscore the importance of discussing the potential side effects of these drugs with patients and their caregivers before they are prescribed, Dr. Philip E. Lee of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver told Reuters Health. "A lot of people felt that they...

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...


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