Neuroleptics shrink brains in monkeys

Info In this study, both an older neuroleptic (Haldol or “haloperidol”) and a newer atypical neuroleptic (Zyprexa or “olanzapine”) caused significant shrinkage in the higher level parts of the brains in monkeys. Source: Neuropsychopharmacology 9 March 2005 Haldol, Olanzapine Cause Brain Shrinkage in Monkeys Three groups of six macaque monkeys each were exposed to oral…

Abilify and other newer drugs may cause increased violence

Info Document Actions Print this Abilify and other newer drugs may cause increased violence. A Tacoma Washington investigative reporter asks intelligent questions about akathisia and increased violence at Western State Hospital in Washington. “This has not been adequately studied” at any psychiatric hospital, said Dr. Stefan Kruszewski, an expert on psychoactive med side effects. “Most…

Abstract: Study shows higher recovery off neuroleptics

Info This is a summary of an article published in the May 2007 issue of the Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease. 195(5):406-414. Factors Involved in Outcome and Recovery in Schizophrenia Patients Not on Antipsychotic Medications: A 15-Year Multifollow-Up Study. Harrow, Martin PhD; Jobe, Thomas H. MD Abstract: This prospective longitudinal 15-year multifollow-up research studied…

Psychiatric Drugs and Death

Info Psychiatric Drugs and Death The high mortality rate for those who have a diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder may be related to the hazardous levels and types of psychiatric drugs that are often prescribed. Psychiatric label can mean dying 25 years or more earlier. This 16 State Study reveals increased morbidity and mortality of…

Authorities: 9 prescriptions “killed” Anna Nicole Smith

Info Media reported 26 March 2007 that authorities have concluded that celebrity/playmate Anna Nicole Smith was on nine prescriptions drugs “that killed her.” Several of these prescriptions were psychiatric drugs. Anna Nicole Smith: Authorities say combo of 9 prescriptions drugs killed her. Authorities have finally concluded, six weeks after her death, that Anna Nicole Smith…