By: Terry Graedon November 16, 2017 24 Comments
    Do You Want Digital Pills to Report When You Tak…

    Doctors often worry that patients are not taking their medications as prescribed. Now the FDA has approved digital pills that will allow health professionals to track patients' compliance. Essentially…

    By: Joe Graedon July 20, 2017 5 Comments
    Could the Antibiotic Minocycline Ease Depression…

    Minocycline (Minocin) has been prescribed for decades. It belongs in the tetracycline class of antibiotics. Dermatologists have been among the most enthusiastic prescribers of minocycline for the trea…

    By: Terry Graedon April 10, 2017 5 Comments
    Stopping Zyprexa Safely So You Can Lose Weight

    Treating serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia is difficult, so psychiatrists are often willing to accept the side effects and drawbacks of drugs such as aripiprazole (Abilify) or olanzapine …

    By: Terry Graedon February 23, 2017 6 Comments
    Will B Vitamins Help Antipsychotic Drugs Work Be…

    Antipsychotic drugs are the mainstay of treatment for people with schizophrenia. Such medications may control hallucinations in the first few months of treatment, but long-term benefits are less obv…

    By: Joe Graedon July 4, 2016 18 Comments
    Abilify Side effects: How Dangerous Are Antipsyc…

    Mental illness has always represented a challenge to the medical community. TV commercials to the contrary, there is no silver bullet to cure anxiety, bipolar disease, major depression or schizophreni…

    By: Joe Graedon July 29, 2013 238 Comments
    Abilify Side Effects Can Be Scary!

    Abilify (aripiprazole) has been one of the most successful drugs in the pharmacy. The last time we checked, this medication had sales of over $5,000,000,000. That turned it into one of the best selli…

    By: Terry Graedon January 23, 2011 7 Comments
    Antipsychotics Not Just for Schizophrenia Any Mo…

    Americans spend more on antipsychotic medications than any other type of drugs, including cholesterol-lowering medicines. That's because these pricey medications, which were originally developed to tr…

    By: Terry Graedon February 4, 2010 1 Comments
    Can Fish Oil Prevent Psychosis?

    Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil may help prevent mental illness from progressing. Researchers in Vienna, Austria identified ultra high-risk patients between the ages of 13 and 25. These individu…

    By: Joe Graedon February 2, 2009 3 Comments
    Modern Mind Medicines Lose Luster

    Hundreds of years ago, people with mental illness might be burned at the stake or locked away in a dungeon. In the early 20th century, some patients with schizophrenia were lobotomized with an ice pic…

    By: Joe Graedon October 3, 2005 0 Comments
    Treatment For Mental Illness Falls Short

    The mentally ill have been tortured throughout history. Many past cultures interpreted the delusions of schizophrenics as signs of demonic possession. In some cases holes were drilled in their skulls …