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First-Ever Generic Abilify Gets FDA Go-Ahead
Four pharmaceutical companies received approval today from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market generic versions of Abilify, an atypical antipsychotic drug.
How Marijuana May Change Teen Brains
Teens often experiment with substances like marijuana, but abusing marijuana may pose a threat to memory abilities.
Heart Problems May Start Early on in Schizophrenia
A mental illness can affect almost every part of life — including heart health, say the authors of a new study.
Injectable Schizophrenia Medications: The Old vs the New
Schizophrenia can be treated with oral or injectable medications. The injections last longer and may help to keep patients from stopping treatment. But it's still unclear if newer injectable medications work better than the older ones.
Better Mental Health, Less Crime
People with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims of crimes than to commit violent crimes. But there remain some outliers among those with psychiatric disorders who do commit violent crimes.
Smokers May Need Different Doses of Antipsychotics
Getting the correct dose of medication into the bloodstream means patients get the most from their medications. However, smoking may affect that process.
Medicine to Help Mental Health Patients Quit Smoking
A cigarette habit can be hard to kick, especially for people with serious mental illnesses. Luckily, there's a medication that might make the quitting process easier.
Psychotic Disorders and Addiction Linked
Sometimes those with mental disorders can also experience other types of physical or mental illness. One such mental illness they may be at risk for is addiction.
Diabetes Risk in Kids Tied to Antipsychotic Meds
Medications used to treat mental health disorders can have serious side effects. Researchers wanted to know if these medications could lead to weight gain and increased diabetes risk in children and teens like they do in adults.
The Crystal Ball of Psychosis
The process of identifying people at very high risk for schizophrenia is getting better. But it can still be hard to know who will actually go on to develop full psychosis.