Living With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder that can have a dramatic negative impact on a person’s ability to interact effectively with his/her environment.  To be diagnosed with schizophrenia, a person would have to present with two or more of the following symptoms over a significant portion of a given one-month period:  delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, […]

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Current State: Drug Development – Psychiatric Disorders

Over the past decade, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a number of medications designed to specifically treat mental health disorders.  These include six drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia, five for Major Depressive Disorder, three for Bipolar Disorder (i.e., manic-depressive disorder) and three for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CenterWatch).  Nonetheless, many people […]

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Medications To Treat Memory Loss: Buyers Beware

With the aging of America and baby boomers entering into retirement age in large numbers, concerns surrounding the risk of experiencing a reduction in cognitive sharpness or worse, memory loss due to Alzheimer’s or related disorders, have become increasingly important to many aging individuals.  This fact has not escaped those out there who are looking […]

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PTSD: Not Restricted To Those Who Saw Combat Action In The Military

According to the National Center For PTSD, “about 7 or 8 out of every 100 people will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. Women are more likely to develop PTSD than men, and genes may make some people more likely to develop PTSD than others”.  It is further estimated […]

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