Psychotropic Drugs: A loosely defined grouping of drugs that have effects on psychological function. Here the psychotropic agents include the antidepressive agents, hallucinogens, and tranquilizing agents (including the antipsychotics and anti-anxiety agents).Tranquilizing Agents: A traditional grouping of drugs said to have a soothing or calming effect on mood, thought, or behavior. Included here are the ANTI-ANXIETY AGENTS (minor tranquilizers), ANTIMANIC AGENTS, and the ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS (major tranquilizers). These drugs act by different mechanisms and are used for different therapeutic purposes.Psychopharmacology: The study of the effects of drugs on mental and behavioral activity.Drug Prescriptions: Directions written for the obtaining and use of DRUGS.Perazine: A phenothiazine antipsychotic with actions and uses similar to those of CHLORPROMAZINE. Extrapyramidal symptoms may be more common than other side effects.Chlorpromazine: The prototypical phenothiazine antipsychotic drug. Like the other drugs in this class chlorpromazine's antipsychotic actions are thought to be due to long-term adaptation by the brain to blocking DOPAMINE RECEPTORS. Chlorpromazine has several other actions and therapeutic uses, including as an antiemetic and in the treatment of intractable hiccup.Promazine: A phenothiazine with actions similar to CHLORPROMAZINE but with less antipsychotic activity. It is primarily used in short-term treatment of disturbed behavior and as an antiemetic.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Mescaline: Hallucinogenic alkaloid isolated from the flowering heads (peyote) of Lophophora (formerly Anhalonium) williamsii, a Mexican cactus used in Indian religious rites and as an experimental psychotomimetic. Among its cellular effects are agonist actions at some types of serotonin receptors. It has no accepted therapeutic uses although it is legal for religious use by members of the Native American Church.Drug Utilization: The utilization of drugs as reported in individual hospital studies, FDA studies, marketing, or consumption, etc. This includes drug stockpiling, and patient drug profiles.Antidepressive Agents: Mood-stimulating drugs used primarily in the treatment of affective disorders and related conditions. Several MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS are useful as antidepressants apparently as a long-term consequence of their modulation of catecholamine levels. The tricyclic compounds useful as antidepressive agents (ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS, TRICYCLIC) also appear to act through brain catecholamine systems. A third group (ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS, SECOND-GENERATION) is a diverse group of drugs including some that act specifically on serotonergic systems.Prochlorperazine: A phenothiazine antipsychotic used principally in the treatment of NAUSEA; VOMITING; and VERTIGO. It is more likely than CHLORPROMAZINE to cause EXTRAPYRAMIDAL DISORDERS. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p612)Personnel Downsizing: Reducing staff to cut costs or to achieve greater efficiency.Anti-Anxiety Agents: Agents that alleviate ANXIETY, tension, and ANXIETY DISORDERS, promote sedation, and have a calming effect without affecting clarity of consciousness or neurologic conditions. ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS are commonly used in the symptomatic treatment of anxiety but are not included here.Diazepam: A benzodiazepine with anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, sedative, muscle relaxant, and amnesic properties and a long duration of action. Its actions are mediated by enhancement of GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID activity.Antipsychotic Agents: Agents that control agitated psychotic behavior, alleviate acute psychotic states, reduce psychotic symptoms, and exert a quieting effect. They are used in SCHIZOPHRENIA; senile dementia; transient psychosis following surgery; or MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; etc. These drugs are often referred to as neuroleptics alluding to the tendency to produce neurological side effects, but not all antipsychotics are likely to produce such effects. Many of these drugs may also be effective against nausea, emesis, and pruritus.Imipramine: The prototypical tricyclic antidepressant. It has been used in major depression, dysthymia, bipolar depression, attention-deficit disorders, agoraphobia, and panic disorders. It has less sedative effect than some other members of this therapeutic group.Thioridazine: A phenothiazine antipsychotic used in the management of PHYCOSES, including SCHIZOPHRENIA.Rage: Fury; violent, intense anger.Benzodiazepines: A group of two-ring heterocyclic compounds consisting of a benzene ring fused to a diazepine ring.Amitriptyline: Tricyclic antidepressant with anticholinergic and sedative properties. It appears to prevent the re-uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin at nerve terminals, thus potentiating the action of these neurotransmitters. Amitriptyline also appears to antagonize cholinergic and alpha-1 adrenergic responses to bioactive amines.Nitrazepam: A benzodiazepine derivative used as an anticonvulsant and hypnotic.Homes for the Aged: Geriatric long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.Human Rights: The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: A private, voluntary, not-for-profit organization which establishes standards for the operation of health facilities and services, conducts surveys, and awards accreditation.Human Rights Abuses: Deliberate maltreatment of groups of humans beings including violations of generally-accepted fundamental rights as stated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948.War Crimes: Criminal acts committed during, or in connection with, war, e.g., maltreatment of prisoners, willful killing of civilians, etc.Torture: The intentional infliction of physical or mental suffering upon an individual or individuals, including the torture of animals.United Nations: An international organization whose members include most of the sovereign nations of the world with headquarters in New York City. The primary objectives of the organization are to maintain peace and security and to achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian problems.Drug Utilization Review: Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.Outpatients: Persons who receive ambulatory care at an outpatient department or clinic without room and board being provided.Andropause: An endocrine state in men, characterized by a significant decline in the production of TESTOSTERONE; DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE; and other hormones such as HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE. Andropause symptoms are related to the lack of androgens including DEPRESSION, sexual dysfunction, and OSTEOPOROSIS. Andropause may also result from hormonal ablation therapy for malignant diseases.Compassionate Use Trials: Providing an investigational therapy to a patient who is not eligible to receive that therapy in a clinical trial, but who has a serious or life-threatening illness for which other treatments are not available. Compassionate use trials allow patients to receive promising but not yet fully studied or approved therapies when no other treatment option exists. Also called expanded access trial.Drugs, Investigational: Drugs which have received FDA approval for human testing but have yet to be approved for commercial marketing. This includes drugs used for treatment while they still are undergoing clinical trials (Treatment IND). The main heading includes drugs under investigation in foreign countries.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Investigational New Drug Application: An application that must be submitted to a regulatory agency (the FDA in the United States) before a drug can be studied in humans. This application includes results of previous experiments; how, where, and by whom the new studies will be conducted; the chemical structure of the compound; how it is thought to work in the body; any toxic effects found in animal studies; and how the compound is manufactured. (From the "New Medicines in Development" Series produced by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and published irregularly.)United StatesInsurance Carriers: Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.Celiac Disease: A malabsorption syndrome that is precipitated by the ingestion of foods containing GLUTEN, such as wheat, rye, and barley. It is characterized by INFLAMMATION of the SMALL INTESTINE, loss of MICROVILLI structure, failed INTESTINAL ABSORPTION, and MALNUTRITION.Glutens: Prolamins in the endosperm of SEEDS from the Triticeae tribe which includes species of WHEAT; BARLEY; and RYE.Diet, Gluten-Free: A diet which is devoid of GLUTENS from WHEAT; BARLEY; RYE; and other wheat-related varieties. The diet is designed to reduce exposure to those proteins in gluten that trigger INFLAMMATION of the small intestinal mucosa in patients with CELIAC DISEASE.Gliadin: Simple protein, one of the prolamines, derived from the gluten of wheat, rye, etc. May be separated into 4 discrete electrophoretic fractions. It is the toxic factor associated with CELIAC DISEASE.Transglutaminases: Transglutaminases catalyze cross-linking of proteins at a GLUTAMINE in one chain with LYSINE in another chain. They include keratinocyte transglutaminase (TGM1 or TGK), tissue transglutaminase (TGM2 or TGC), plasma transglutaminase involved with coagulation (FACTOR XIII and FACTOR XIIIa), hair follicle transglutaminase, and prostate transglutaminase. Although structures differ, they share an active site (YGQCW) and strict CALCIUM dependence.Avena sativa: A plant species of the family POACEAE that is widely cultivated for its edible seeds.Anniversaries and Special Events: Occasions to commemorate an event or occasions designated for a specific purpose.ArchivesFlumazenil: A potent benzodiazepine receptor antagonist. Since it reverses the sedative and other actions of benzodiazepines, it has been suggested as an antidote to benzodiazepine overdoses.Flunitrazepam: A benzodiazepine with pharmacologic actions similar to those of DIAZEPAM that can cause ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA. Some reports indicate that it is used as a date rape drug and suggest that it may precipitate violent behavior. The United States Government has banned the importation of this drug.Students: Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.Students, Medical: Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.Pharmacies: Facilities for the preparation and dispensing of drugs.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Self Medication: The self administration of medication not prescribed by a physician or in a manner not directed by a physician.Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic: Substances that contain a fused three-ring moiety and are used in the treatment of depression. These drugs block the uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin into axon terminals and may block some subtypes of serotonin, adrenergic, and histamine receptors. However the mechanism of their antidepressant effects is not clear because the therapeutic effects usually take weeks to develop and may reflect compensatory changes in the central nervous system.
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... by legally controlling the supply of psychotropic drugs or psychiatric medication). The medicalization of government produces a ... Szasz also argues in favor of a free market for drugs. He criticized the war on drugs, arguing that using drugs is in fact a ... Szasz T (September 1994). "Psychiatric diagnosis, psychiatric power and psychiatric abuse" (PDF). Journal of Medical Ethics. 20 ... Although Szasz was skeptical about the merits of psychotropic medications, he favored the repeal of drug prohibition.[citation ...
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... criticize the proliferation of psychiatric diagnoses and 'excessive' use of psychotropic drugs, but embrace psychiatric ... Read, Jim (2009). Psychiatric Drugs: Key issues and service user perspective. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230- ... A critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230574311 (see especially chapters six and ... In reality this is not the case, as re-examinations of drug trial data in meta-analyses, especially where unpublished data are ...
... and forms the cornerstone of the development of modern psychotropic drugs. His work allowed researchers to further advance ... Children and Psychiatric Medication - a multimodal presentation Psychiatric Drugs: Antidepressant, Antipsychotic, Antianxiety, ... A psychiatric medication is a licensed psychoactive drug taken to exert an effect on the chemical makeup of the brain and ... Psychiatric medications carry risk for adverse effects. The occurrence of adverse effects can potentially reduce drug ...
Psychotropic Medication Use Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. American Journal of Pediatrics Feb ... The list is not exhaustive and not all drugs are used regularly in all countries. Some medications treat multiple conditions ... List of psychiatric medications valproic acid sodium salt also known as valproate semisodium or (sodium valproate and valproic ... This is a list of psychiatric medications used by psychiatrists and other physicians to treat mental illness or distress. The ...
An experimental approach to psychiatric diagnosis, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 210. Suppl, 1968; Psychotropic Drugs in ... Shepherd began his psychiatric career at The Maudsley Hospital in 1947. In 1954 he obtained his Doctorate in Medicine from ... Shepherd's seminal work Psychiatric Illness in General Practice (published in 1966) was the catalyst for this whole area of ... He went on to apply these precepts to the full range of psychiatric disorders. Despite the value he gained from this study, ...
"List of Psychotropic Medications" and what follows is a list of psychiatric drugs - not all psychotropic agents are used to ... dextromethorphan ( Delsym, DM, DXM, Robitussin ) - an antitussive drug that is used as a recreational drug similar to other ... an anticonvulsant drug which is sometimes used as a mood stabilizer and has potential benefits for other psychiatric and ... A trade drug of the antipsychotic drug lithium, which is a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder Lunesta ( eszopiclone ...
... hostile or violent and based on routine use of psychiatric (particularly antipsychotic) drugs. Soteria houses are sometimes ... Psychotropic medication, including anti-psychotics, were not completely rejected and were used in some circumstances. The ... Alternatives to the Hospital for Acute Psychiatric Treatment. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Pub. pp. 111-132. ISBN 978-0- ... Functioning of most psychiatric wards is principally based on the medical model. Doctors possess decision-making powers and ...
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... recommendations specifically call for increased drug use and the commission did call for closer scrutiny of psychiatric drug ... is too eager to foster psychotropic medication interventions. Some opponents contend that its objectives are to foster chemical ... Law Project for Psychiatric Rights. New Freedom Commission on Mental Health (October 29, 2002). Interim Report to the President ... Through the guise of TMAP, critics contend, the drug industry has methodically influenced the decision making of elected and ...
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The first is drug-related, using psychotropic medication, violence and hypnosis, the second is "religious indoctrination," ... as a psychiatric practice. Hubbard expressed on December 1955 that there was no political significance attached to the booklet ... The first is what Hubbard refers to as "pain-drug hypnosis," which he declared ineffective and something to be "opposed and ... The book supposedly has Beria using obvious Hubbardisms such as "thinkingness" or "pain-drug-hypnosis", and making an unlikely ...
... "a general distrust of drugs used for non-therapeutic purposes and a conviction that if a drug makes you feel good it must be ... Klerman, G.L. (1972), "Psychotropic hedonism vs. pharmacological Calvinism", Hastings Cent Rep. Sep;2(4):1-3. Lambert, Bruce ( ... term of disapproval purporting to describe the disapproving or condemning attitude of some Americans to the use of psychiatric ... The term describes a perceived general distrust of drug use for purposes of restoring or attaining pleasure or happiness; that ...
1129-. ISBN 1-4557-5942-2. J. K. Aronson (2009). Meyler's Side Effects of Psychiatric Drugs. Elsevier. pp. 7-. ISBN 978-0-444- ... 532-. ISBN 978-0-19-162675-3. Psychotropic Agents: Part I: Antipsychotics and Antidepressants. Springer Science & Business ... The drug is not available in the United States or Canada. J. Elks (14 November 2014). The Dictionary of Drugs: Chemical Data: ... and other antidepressant drugs". Drug Development Research. 27 (2): 121-135. doi:10.1002/ddr.430270205. ISSN 0272-4391. Rossi, ...
The psychiatric survivors movement opposes compulsory treatment on the basis that the ordered drugs often have serious or ... This was in spite of the fact that psychotropic drug costs increased during the first year after initiation of assisted ... 48% fewer abused drugs. Consumer participation and medication compliance improved The number of individuals exhibiting good ... In Ohio, AOT increased attendance at outpatient psychiatric appointments from 5.7 to 13.0 per year. It increased attendance at ...
Psychiatric Times. 21(7):1-2,2004 Blow, F.C., Osline, D.W., & Barry, K.L. (2002). Misuse of abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs, ... persons who do not meet criteria for any psychiatric disorder are nevertheless prescribed psychotropic medication. The ... The dawn of contemporary psychopharmacology marked the beginning of the use of psychiatric drugs to treat psychological ... The opiate drugs, which include drugs like heroin, morphine, and oxycodone, belong to the class of narcotic analgesics, which ...
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A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, or psychotropic is a chemical substance that crosses the blood-brain barrier. Its action affects the central nervous system. It can affect the brain and change perception, mood, consciousness, cognition and behaviour.[1] Hypnotics are often prescribed to help people sleep. Sometimes they are also used in rituals, or as illegal drugs. These drugs enable their users to change their consciousness. This can also help students when they are preparing their examinations. Certain therapies also use such substances. Psychoactive substances change the consciousness and mood of their user. The people using them may have pleasant feelings, such as euphoria or they may be more alert. For this reason, many psychoactive substances are abused: They are used outside the aims of the treatment. This may lead to the user developing a psychological and physical dependence ("addiction"). It will get ...
The use of psychoactive substances is one of the most perplexing human behaviors. Psychoactive drugs can relieve the symptoms of mental disorders (e.g. lithium) or cause harm to individuals and societies (e.g. heroin). Psychoactive drugs can induce pleasure, increase energy (e.g. chocolate, coffee), relieve pain (Aspirin), or can impose a large social burden in the form of chronic illness (e.g. tobacco) and be a cause of mortality. Why do humans seek out and at times even develop addictions to drugs that harm them? A number of attempts have been made to understand drug use and addiction from an evolutionary perspective. Evolutionary models of drug use are unique in that they emphasize the effect drugs had on fitness over human evolution. The dominant paradigm of drug abuse focuses on human neurobiology and suggests that drug use is the result of reward-related behavior and ...
... is a type of substance use disorder that involves the abuse of stimulants. It is defined in the DSM-5 as "the continued use of amphetamine-type substances, cocaine, or other stimulants leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, from mild to severe." These psychoactive drugs, known as stimulants, are the most widely used drugs in the world today. Approximately 200 million Americans have used some type of a stimulant in the past year alone. A psychoactive drug, such as a stimulant, is a chemical or substance that effects one's behavior, mind, and body. A stimulant can be smoked, injected, snorted, taken in pill form, chewed and even ingested in the form of a drink. Synthetic stimulants are becoming increasingly popular as users attempt to alter the chemicals in drugs to create different reactions, and ultimately steer clear of jail time, legal penalties and detection in drug screening ...
... (DXA) is an opioid derivative chemical of the morphinan class that is used in scientific research. It acts as a σ1 receptor agonist and NMDA receptor antagonist. It has no significant affinity for the σ2, μ-opioid, or δ-opioid receptor, or for the serotonin or norepinephrine transporter. As an NMDA receptor antagonist, in vivo, it is approximately twice as potent as dextromethorphan, and five-fold less potent than dextrorphan. Dextrallorphan is often used in research to block σ1 receptor sites so that σ2 receptor sites (which have not been cloned yet) can be studied. It was hypothesized that both of these sigma (σ) receptors were opioid receptors, due to their affinity for psychoactive drugs. However, it is now understood that they are non-opioid receptors that bind to certain psychoactive drugs, like dextrallorphan. One example of dextrallorphan being used to mask σ1 receptor sites was seen in a study on the localization of the σ2 ...
A designer drug is a structural or functional analog of a controlled substance that has been designed to mimic the pharmacological effects of the original drug, while avoiding classification as illegal and/or detection in standard drug tests. Designer drugs include psychoactive substances that have been designated by the European Union as new psychoactive substances (NPS) as well as analogs of performance-enhancing drugs such as designer steroids. Some of these were originally synthesized by academic or industrial researchers in an effort to discover more potent derivatives with fewer side effects and were later co-opted for recreational use. Other designer drugs were prepared for the first time in clandestine laboratories. Because the efficacy and safety of these substances has not been thoroughly evaluated in animal and human trials, the use of some of these drugs may ...
... refers to the use of two or more psychoactive drugs in combination to achieve a particular effect. In many cases one drug is used as a base or primary drug, with additional drugs to leaven or compensate for the side effects of the primary drug and make the experience more enjoyable with drug synergy effects, or to supplement for primary drug when supply is low. Poly drug use often carries with it more risk than use of a single drug, due to an increase in side effects, and drug synergy. The potentiating effect of one drug on another is sometimes considerable and here the licit drugs and medicines - such as alcohol, nicotine and antidepressants - have to be considered in conjunction with the controlled psychoactive substances. The risk level will depend on the dosage level of both substances. If the drugs taken are illegal, they have a chance of being mixed (also known as ...
1967. with T. Sargent, and C. Naranjo. "The chemistry and psychopharmacology of nutmeg and of several related phenylisopropylamines". In D. H. Efron [ed.]: Ethnopharmacologic search for psychoactive drugs. U. S. Dept. of H. E. W., Public Health Service Publication No. 1645. Pp. 202-214. Discussion: ibid. pp. 223-229. ...
Alexander Shulgin conducted research on methylenedioxy compounds in the 1960s. In a 1967 lab notebook entry, Shulgin briefly mentioned a colleague's report of no effect from the substance with a 100 mg dose.[4] Shulgin later characterized the substance in his book PiHKAL.[3] In the United States, MDEA was introduced recreationally in 1985 as a legal substitute to the newly banned MDMA.[2] MDEA was made a Schedule 1 substance in the United States on August 13, 1987 under the Federal Analog Act.[1] ...
Pharmacokinetics refers to the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs (ADME). All psychoactive drugs are first absorbed into the bloodstream, carried in the blood to various parts of the body including the site of action (distribution), broken down in some fashion (metabolism), and ultimately removed from the body (excretion). All of these factors are very important determinants of crucial pharmacological properties of a drug, including its potency, side effects, and duration of action. Pharmacokinetic tolerance (dispositional tolerance) occurs because of a decreased quantity of the substance reaching the site it affects. This may be caused by an increase in induction of the enzymes required for degradation of the drug e.g. CYP450 enzymes. This is most commonly seen with substances such as ethanol. This type of tolerance is most evident with oral ingestion, because other routes of drug administration bypass first-pass ...
N-Ethyl-1,3-benzodioxolylpentanamine (EBDP; Ethyl-K; 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethyl-α-propylphenethylamine) is a psychoactive drug and member of the phenethylamine chemical class which acts as an entactogen, psychedelic, and stimulant. It is the N-ethyl analog of 1,3-benzodioxolylpentanamine (BDP; K). Ethyl-K was first synthesized by Alexander Shulgin. In his book PiHKAL ("Phenethylamines i Have Known And Loved"), the minimum dosage is listed as 40 mg and the duration is unknown.[1][2] Very little is known about the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, effects, and toxicity of Ethyl-K. ...
The Opium Law (or Opiumwet in Dutch) is the section of the Dutch law which covers nearly all psychotropic drugs. Most non-psychotropic, but prescription-only drugs are covered by the Medicine Act, the most well known exception being Ketamine which is covered by the Medicine Act. In 1911, the First International Opium Conference took place in The Hague, where agreements were made about the trade in opium; this initiated the introduction of the Opium Law, which took place 7 years later. In 1919, the first Opium Law (later known as List I of the Opium Law) was introduced, and on 12 May 1928 the second Opium Law (later known as List II of the Opium Law) was introduced. The first Opium Law was created to regulate drugs with a high addiction or abuse factor, or that are physically harmful. As the name indicates the main reason for introduction was to regulate the Opium trade and ...
Det endocannabinoide system er en gruppe neuromodulatoriske lipider og deres receptorer i hjernen, der er involveret i en række fysiologiske processer, herunder appetit, smertefølelse, humør og hukommelse, og det medierer psykoaktive og farmakologiske virkninger af cannabis.[30] Det endocannabinoide system er blevet undersøgt ved hjælp af genetiske og farmakologiske metoder. Disse undersøgelser har påvist, at cannabinoider virker som neuromodulatorer for en række fysiologiske processer, herunder motorisk indlæring, synaptisk plasticitet, appetit, og smertesans. Kvantificering af anandamid- og 2-arachidonoylglycerol-plasmaniveauer er i 2013 blevet undersøgt for potentielle påvirkninger af tetrahydrocannabinols (THC's) nyttevirkning på det endocannabinoide system hos mennesker, med elleve blodprøver, der blev udtaget i løbet af de første 5 timer efter THC administration og to yderligere prøver efter 24 og 48 timer. THC, dets metabolitter THC-OH (biologisk aktivt) og THC-COOH (ikke ...
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Psychotropic Drug Interactions. p. 259. Differentiating Psychotropic Side Effects from Psychiatric Symptoms. p. 267. ... Trains nonmedical psychotherapists in the use of psychotropic medications. Includes updates on new medications, new material on ...
3.) One should be willing to report unexpected observations of drug effects. 4.) A high standard of informed consent should be ... implications for clinical trials of psychotropic drugs. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 1998, 23: 149-55. ... Since research with psychiatric medications in particular is often subject to criticism, we believe there is a special a need ... Once a drug is on the market for an acute indication, clinicians tend to prescribe those agents for the very long-term. The ...
McGrane, O; Simmons, J; Jacobsen, E; Skinner, C. Alarming trends in a novel class of designer drugs. J. Clinic. Toxicol., 1 Nov ... Reviriego, F; Navarro, P; Domènech, A; García-España, E. Effective complexation of psychotropic phenethylammonium salts from a ... Experimental psychosis as a tool for psychiatric research. Biol. Psychiat., 1 Dec 1992, 32 (11), 976-991. 1.6 MB. http://dx.doi ... Psychotomimetic drugs: structure-activity relationships. In Handbook of Psychopharmacology: Stimulants; Iversen, LL; Iversen, ...
Psychotropic Drugs Overview of Psychotropic Drugs and Mental Illness. Psychotropic drugs are prescribed to treat a variety of ... Psychotropic Drug Categorys. The following is a list of the major categories of psychotropic drugs. ... Psychotropic drugs are usually prescribed by a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP), or a primary care ... 10 Most Frequently Prescribed Psychotropic Drugs. Based on 2009 data, below is a list of the ten most prescribed psychotropic ...
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Benzodiazepines were the most commonly prescribed drugs followed by antidepressant and psychotropic drugs. The psychotropic ... received psychotropic drugs between July 2012 to June 2013 were analyzed. The rate of psychotropic drugs prescribing was 8.3% ... Keywords: Prescribing pattern, Psychotropic drug, Non-psychiatric Abstract. The objectives were to evaluate the prevalence, ... Prescribing pattern of psychotropic drugs used in non-psychiatric patients among outpatient department of two teaching ...
Each type of psychiatric medication has its own list of medications that may interact poorly with the drug.. Central nervous ... Some psychiatric medications have been approved for use in children. Use of these drugs in children should be closely monitored ... Symptoms associated with psychiatric medications differ depending on the type of drug taken. However, some symptoms that are ... Drug or other interactions. Patients who may be candidates for using psychiatric medications should consult their physician ...
A descriptive study of use of psychotropic drugs in child and adolescent psychiatric illness in an inpatient facility. Journal ... A descriptive study of use of psychotropic drugs in child and adolescent psychiatric illness in an inpatient facility. / Jameel ... title = "A descriptive study of use of psychotropic drugs in child and adolescent psychiatric illness in an inpatient facility ... T1 - A descriptive study of use of psychotropic drugs in child and adolescent psychiatric illness in an inpatient facility ...
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Med-psych drug-drug interactions update: an overview of psychotropic drug-drug interactions. Psychosomatics. 2005;46:464-494. 4 ... Psychiatric Drug-Drug Interactions: A Refresher. Tammie Lee Demler, BS, PharmD, MBA, BCPP. Director of Psychiatric Residency ... Pharmacodynamic Drug Interactions. Pharmacodynamic drug-drug interactions occur when drugs act at the same or interrelated ... which include the concurrent administration of a variety of psychotropic drugs, have made the risk of drug-drug interactions ...
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QTc-interval abnormalities and psychotropic drug therapy in psychiatric patients. Lancet 2000, 355(9209), 1048-1052. ... Adverse drug reactions of the month - Sudden death in a patient taking antipsychotic drugs. Postgraduate Medical Journal 1998, ... Recent Studies on ECG Changes, Antipsychotic Use and Sudden Death in Psychiatric Patients. Psychiatric Bulletin 2002, 26(3), ... Thomas S.H.L. Drugs and the QT interval. Adv Drug React Bull 1997, 182, 691-693. ...
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Factors affecting compliance with psychotropic drugs for psychiatric patients: descriptive study Rania Mustafa Alshiekh, Author ... Background: Poor compliance to psychotropic drugs regimens is a major obstacle to the effective care of persons who have ... chronic mental illness Objective: The aim of this study was to identify the factors affecting compliance with psychotropic d ...
  • This study showed that plasma caffeine and other methylxanthines are associated with worsening of metabolic parameters in patients receiving psychotropic treatments known to induce metabolic disturbances. (iumsp.ch)
  • Psychotropic drugs are usually prescribed by a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP), or a primary care physician, although in some areas clinical psychologists with prescriptive privileges may prescribe drugs to clients. (goodtherapy.org)
  • The FDA's new rule on "expanded access programs" would allow pharmaceutical companies to give seriously ill patients broader access to investigational drugs outside of clinical trials. (blogspot.com)
  • When the FDA was considering changes to its policy (in part prompted by a lawsuit), it contended with the issue of whether the use of psycho-tropic drugs fits in the definition of "serious medical condition"-with which a patient must be afflicted before a drug company can make an investigational agent available outside a clinical trial. (blogspot.com)
  • Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of psychiatric outpatients (n=470, using 897 psychoactive drugs). (elsevier.es)
  • Dr. Tusaie is certified as a psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist and psychiatric nurse practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. (springerpub.com)
  • Clinical Pharmacology of Psychotherapeutic Drugs. (annals.org)
  • Money Talks, Profits before Patient Safety 49 min, 8.000 views, documentary in format like 60 Minutes, on bad pharma, testimonial, weak on science, pharma's biased clinical trials and journal articles, regulatory capture, and junk drugs. (skeptically.org)
  • While academic-led clinical trials are occasionally conducted to test off-label uses of drugs with expired patents, this is relatively rare. (jmir.org)
  • In the case of the SSRI drugs, animal lab studies typically lasted only hours, days or weeks and the human clinical studies only lasted, on average, 4- 6 weeks, far too short to draw any valid conclusions about long-term effectiveness or safety! (globalresearch.ca)
  • A less common variety of antidepressant drugs, MAOIs are often a last option with complex, treatment-resistant depression. (goodtherapy.org)
  • Drugs used mainly to treat bipolar disorder, which is characterized by extreme mood swings between depression and mania. (nmihi.com)
  • Thus, it is timely to review the literature on the efficacy and safety of TCAs and MAOIs, with a view to maintaining an appropriate place for these 2 drug classes in the pharmacotherapy of depression. (psychiatrictimes.com)
  • Source: "DYANAVEL XR, Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)," Food and Drug Administration, 12 May 2017. (cchrint.org)
  • Das S (2017) Psychotropic Use and Sexual Dysfunction: Is There a Practical Solution? (omicsonline.org)
  • Hence, monitoring of drug utilization patterns helps to increase the therapeutic efficacy, provide feedback to the prescriber to ensure rational use of medicines and decrease the adverse drug reactions (ADRs). (ijpsonline.com)
  • To do their study, Moore and his collaborators extracted all serious events reports from the FDA's database from 2004 through September 2009, and then identified 484 drugs that had triggered at least 200 case reports of serious adverse events (of any type) during that 69-month period. (psychologytoday.com)
  • In light of this finding, the many past shootings at school campuses and other public venues should perhaps be investigated anew by government officials, with an eye toward ascertaining whether psychotropic use may have, in the manner of an adverse event, triggered that violence. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Moore and his collaborators concluded: "These data provide new evidence that acts of violence towards others are a genuine and serious adverse drug event that is associated with a relatively small group of drugs. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Adverse cutaneous reactions are common, and occur in 2-5% of patients taking psychotropic drugs. (dermnetnz.org)
  • Drug hypersensitivity syndrome is a potentially life-threatening severe adverse reaction to drugs with fever , generalised rash or erythroderma, and systemic involvement. (dermnetnz.org)
  • Lange-Asschenfeldt C, Grohmann R, Lange-Asschenfeldt B, Engel RR, Rüther E, Cordes J. Cutaneous adverse reactions to psychotropic drugs: data from a multicenter surveillance program. (dermnetnz.org)
  • By reviewing the international drug regulatory warnings, studies, and adverse reaction reports submitted to the US FDA below, it is evident that the reintroduction of the New York bill is needed on a federal level in order to determine just how many crimes and acts of violence are being committed by individuals under the influence of drugs documented to induce violence, mania, psychosis, aggression, hostility and homicide. (cchrint.org)
  • Hence the FDA, prescribing physicians and patient-victims should not have been "surprised" by the resulting epidemic of SSRI drug-induced adverse reactions that are silently plaguing the nation. (globalresearch.ca)
  • The effects of long-term benzodiazepine use include drug dependence as well as the possibility of adverse effects on cognitive function, physical health, and mental health. (wikipedia.org)
  • While benzodiazepines are highly effective in the short term, adverse effects in some people associated with long-term use including impaired cognitive abilities, memory problems, mood swings, and overdoses when combined with other drugs may make the risk-benefit ratio unfavourable, while others experience no ill effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1994 werd hij geregistreerd als Epidemioloog B en in 1996 als Klinisch Farmacoloog. (uu.nl)
  • Despite 27 international drug regulatory warnings on psychiatric drugs citing effects of mania, hostility, violence and even homicidal ideation, and dozens of high profile shootings/killings tied to psychiatric drug use, there has yet to be a federal investigation on the link between psychiatric drugs and acts of senseless violence. (cchrint.org)
  • During the most recent decade, the number of drug poisoning deaths involving opioid analgesics more than tripled from about 4,000 in 1999 to 14,800 in 2008. (mercola.com)
  • Documenting the impact of a multibillion dollar psychiatric-pharmaceutical industry, this powerful and graphic video contains interviews with experts, parents and victims. (wn.com)
  • And when was the last time there were significant punishments (other than writs slaps and "chump change" multimillion dollar fines) or prison time for the CEOs of the guilty multibillion dollar drug companies? (globalresearch.ca)