Where Black Box Warnings Go Wrong for Bipolar Disorder

Where Black Box Warnings Go Wrong for Bipolar Disorder

Lately, the media has given a lot of attention to “Black Box Warnings” for increased risk of suicide for patients under 18 years of age to mid-20s who are prescribed psychotropic medications. For every highly publicized individual instance of a radically adverse response to medication, there are thousands of patients who have benefitted from treatment and demonstrated no comparable reaction. There are also other factors that...

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Panic Disorder Affects Mind and Body

Panic Disorder Affects Mind and Body

At least one out of every 75 people suffers from Panic Disorder, which is something of a subset of a number of Anxiety Disorders. Anxiety Disorders involve processes that are both mental and physical, and create problems that are both mental and physical. One reason why these sort of mood disorders are so difficult to treat is the fact that we do not have direct or conscious control of our autonomic nervous system or the functions of...

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