In a poster presentation titled "Pimavanserin, a 5-HT2A Receptor Inverse Agonist, Improves Antipsychotic
Efficacy and Cognitive Properties of Atypical Antipsychotic
Drugs," ACADIA researchers present data showing pimavanserin improves the activity of a number of the most commonly used atypical antipsychotic
agents in animal models predictive of antipsychotic
3 million youth ages 10 to 18 with a mental health diagnosis from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, must be interpreted in the context of emerging evidence that Medicaid-enrolled children are far more likely than privately insured children to be prescribed antipsychotic
In seven of the nine studies included in the review, people with dementia who had been treated with antipsychotic
medications over a long period of time did not experience a deterioration of their behavior when the medications were withdrawn.
In addition, with a sample of only 12 infants exposed to multiple atypical antipsychotics
(aripiprazole, olanza-pine, quetiapine, risperidone, or ziprasidone), 9 exposed to the typical antipsychotic
haloperidol, and 1 exposed to both haloperidol and ziprasidone, the results are not conclusive and must be interpreted cautiously.
Doctors have a lot of antipsychotic
agents to choose from.
The findings show that early non-response to antipsychotic
medication, as early
This term has since been uncritically applied to any antipsychotic
marketed in the last decade, despite their striking chemical, pharmacological and clinical heterogeneity.
A possible major side effect of antipsychotic
therapy is tardive dyskinesia (TD), a neurologic syndrome caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs such as antipsychotics
There also remains the question of whether antipsychotic
medications can really make anyone sane enough to face trial--not to mention the ethics of forcibly changing the mental state of the accused with mind-altering drugs.
The addition of an atypical antipsychotic
can control the psychosis without altering the anti-Parkinson's medication, thus preserving the patient's motor function.
Mintz, Mintz, Hwang, and Uijtdehaage (1997) reviewed the relationship between antipsychotic
medications and vocational functioning in five randomized double-blind clinical drug trials, concluding that traditional antipsychotics
do not negatively impact vocational functioning.
The large majority of people with schizophrenia show substantial improvement when treated with antipsychotic
Two psychiatrists declared that Sell needed antipsychotic
medicine in order to become competent.
They were then randomly assigned to flexibly dosed therapy with either an oral antipsychotic
agent or injectable paliperidone palmitate.
DENVER--Both second- and first-generation antipsychotic
agents proved to be independently associated with greater than threefold increased risks of sudden cardiac death, according to results from a large, population-based study.