Tardive Dyskinesia, Akathisia and Bipolar Disorder Medication

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The most effective form of treatment for bipolar disorder is usually a combination approach of therapy and medication such as antipsychotics and mood stabilisers. While almost every form of medication has some type of side-effect there are several associated with antipsychotics. Common Side-effects of Antipsychotic Medication Common side-effects associated with antipsychotics include weight gain, sedation,…


Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: How to Recognize and Treat Manic Depression

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A relatively rare type of depression, bipolar disorder or manic depression affects about 1% of the population. Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder The “manic” in manic depression involves an exhilarating period of heightened physical and mental energy. The manic phase of bipolar disorder can last for days or even weeks, and can spin out of control…


Fun Online Resource for Drug Abuse Education: Mouse Party an Engaging Online Activity for Drug/Addiction Education

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The topics of drug abuse and addiction can be a heavy, even dreary subject in many classrooms. Years of anti-drug campaigns (D.A.R.E., etc.) have desensitized many students to the point of boredom when it comes to drug/addiction education, rendering many teachers’ valuable wisdom and instruction as mere platitudes in the minds of students. However, the…


Prescription Medication Can Kill: Your Medications Could Be Addictive, And Deadly

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Casey Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress, Hollywood socialite and fiancé to internet star Tila Tequila was found dead on January 4, 2010. As of the publishing of this article, the cause of Johnson’s death has not been revealed; but among family and friends, Casey was known as a girl out of control. The person who…


Michael Jackson’s Medications: Drugs Have Dangerous Characteristics

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Drugs found in Michael Jackson’s body are a mix that can cause serious, even life-threatening adverse effects. Traces of propofol, midazolam, lorazepam, diazepam, lidocaine and ephedrine were detected by the coroner, according to multiple news sources. This disclosure prompts public interest in what these drugs are all about. Here is more information from Food and…


How to Stop the Cycle of Drug Abuse and Begin Recovery

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Drug addiction ruins many lives – lives of not just the addict, but all of the addict’s friends and family members. Someone struggling with a drug addiction may spend a lot of time wishing that they could stop and have their old life back. This is possible, and many people have broken free from the…


How to Stay Safe and Prevent Drug Errors

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Fall and winter is the prime time of year for the flu virus to multiply. As the busiest season for doctors, hospitals and pharmacists, it is also the most prevalent time for prescription errors. With the possibility of the flu virus just around the corner, holiday gatherings and packed shopping malls are places rife with…


Drug Abuse Prevention for Youth: Education Key to Preventing Teenage Drug Use

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In the United States, more than 66.5 million people smoke cigarettes. Of that population, more than 3 million are teens between the ages of 12 and 17, reports the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Prevalence of Youth Drug Use A study conducted by Colorado State University Professor Ruth Edwards documented the drug use of rural…


Alcoholic Anonymous: Why So Effective In Promoting Sobriety For Life?

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What is it with Alcholic Anonymous that keeps individuals sober? A recent study has actually conducted research to determine  the components of Alcoholic Anonymous that make people stay sober for life. For years, Alcoholic Anonymous has been vocal that sobriety has been encouraged through: Raising members’ spirituality; Assisting adjustments in terms of support systems and…


Will Tech Change The Future Of Addiction Treatments

If you look around, you are surrounded by technology. Today, we make use of computers and smart phones so that we can stay in touch with each other, as well as conduct business without ever leaving the confines of our house. Technology, although getting smarter, has also been able to replace the social life that…