Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Exercise for Psychosis?
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and exercise are relatively benign interventions that might prevent symptoms and improve outcome in patients with or at high risk of developing chronic psychotic disorders.
Long-Acting Injectable Risperidone Often Discontinued
In a study of patients with schizophrenia in the US Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, clozapine (Clozaril and others) had the highest continuation rate over 1 to 2 years, while long-acting injectable risperidone (Risperdal Consta) was discontinued by over half of patients for whom it was prescribed.
Can Molindone Help with Weight Loss?
Molindone (Moban) may produce modest benefits for weight loss in patients taking antipsychotics but carries the risk of long-term movement disorders and is no longer available in the United States.
Depression Care Initiative Reduces Suicide Rate to Zero; Ecstasy Decreases Serotonin Transporter Binding in Brain Regions Associated with Memory
Adjunctive Aspirin Reduces Schizophrenia Symptoms
Preliminary data suggest aspirin might reduce schizophrenia symptoms through its anti-inflammatory properties.
Torsade de Pointes and Ziprasidone
The second case of torsade de pointes following ziprasidone (Geodon) overdose reported in the medical literature involved multiple risk factors for triggering the life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia.
An integrated and aggressive approach to preventing suicides in a health care system can work. That's the lesson learned from the Perfect Depression Care program of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) at the Henry Ford Health System. In 2001, this suicide-reduction proposal was selected by the Robert…