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    Psychotropic medication in pregnancy: new evidence may help achieve a safe balance

    Psychotropic medication in pregnancy: new evidence may help achieve a safe balance Earlier this year as Christmas dinners were digested and New Year’s resolutions planned, many people were glued to their screens watching the latest EastEnders storyline unfold. EastEnders resident Stacey, who...
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    Psychologist Rethinks Psychotropic Medications, Calls for Renewed Dialogue

    Psychologist Rethinks Psychotropic Medications, Calls for Renewed Dialogue Psychologist Rethinks Psychotropic Medications Psychologist and Professor Amber Gum has published the story of her personal journey of rethinking psychotropic medication in a special issue on "The Politics of Mental...
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    Voices making me gloomy.

    I hear spirits, they sometimes guide me, sometimes acuse me of being a creep, acuse me of being good for nothing, sometimes give a spoken account of my actions ie "he's going down stairs" "he's getting out of bed" "he's writting it down"...... I have been put on the highest dose of a...
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    What impact are psychotropic drugs having on our physical health?

    It is widely reported that patients with schizophrenia are at increased risk of poor physical health and are dying 20 years earlier than the general population (see People with schizophrenia are significantly more likely to die from heart disease and cancer and National Schizophrenia Audit calls...
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    Fears that antipsychotic drugs being used as 'chemical cosh' in disability care

    Fears that antipsychotic drugs being used as 'chemical cosh' in disability care Unexpectedly large numbers of people with learning disabilities are being prescribed strong psychiatric drugs, possibly as a “chemical cosh” to quieten those with challenging behaviour, according to new research. A...
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    agreement for exclusive medication managemt

    Has anyone been asked to sign an agreement stating that your psychiatrist is the only doctor who can prescribe psychotropic drugs? What does it mean? Thanks McCarl
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    Herbal medicine for hospitalized patients with severe depressive episode: A retrospective controlled study

    Herbal medicine for hospitalized patients with severe depressive episode: A retrospective controlled study Liu LY, et al. – The purpose of this retrospective controlled study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of herbal medicine treatment of severe depressive episode. The results indicate...
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    The Marketing of Madness

    The Marketing of Madness: The Truth About Psychotropic Drugs - YouTube The Marketing of Madness is the definitive documentary on the psychiatric drugging industry. Here is the real story of the high income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion...
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    Psychotropic Drug Use Leveling Off in Preschoolers

    The use of psychotropic prescription drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood disorders, anxiety, and other mental health disorders in very young children appears to be leveling off, according to a report published today. A national study of more than 43,000 children...
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    Majority of Psychotropic Meds Prescribed Without a Diagnosis

    Psychotropic medications are still being prescribed in large numbers to patients without a clinically diagnosed psychiatric disorder, new research suggests. The study, which examined MarketScan claims data for 5.1 million patients who were prescribed at least 1 psychotropic medication, showed...
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    Psychotropic Drug Dispensing Increases On Entry To Care Homes

    A study by Queen's University Belfast has found that the dispensing of psychotropic drugs to older people in Northern Ireland increases on entry to care homes. According to the study, due to be published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, antipsychotic drug dispensing in older...
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    Psychotropic Medications Can Cause Birth Defects

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100625101512.htm http://tiny.cc/9inzh ScienceDaily (June 25, 2010) — A new study shows that use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy increase the probability of birth defects. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have published an...
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