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First generation antipsychotics

Gin S Malhi, Tim Outhred, Grace Morris, Philip M Boyce, Richard Bryant, Paul B Fitzgerald, Malcolm J Hopwood, Bill Lyndon, Roger Mulder, Greg Murray, Richard J Porter, Ajeet B Singh, Kristina Fritz
In December 2015, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists published a comprehensive set of mood disorder clinical practice guidelines for psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health professionals. This guideline summary, directed broadly at primary care physicians, is an abridged version that focuses on bipolar disorder. It is intended as an aid to the management of this complex disorder for primary care physicians working in collaboration with psychiatrists to implement successful long term management...
March 19, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
Shiva Shanker Reddy Mukku, P T Sivakumar, Mathew Varghese
Clozapine is the first second generation antipsychotic with different receptor profile of action. Clozapine is the most efficacious drug for the treatment of psychotic disorder and is the drug of choice in treatment resistant schizophrenia. Clozapine is used in elderly patients infrequently owing to its adverse effects profile and tolerability. There is paucity of literature with respect to clozapine use in late life. In this narrative review, we discuss clozapine use in elderly and challenges associated with its use...
March 3, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Kevin J Li, Aaron P Greenstein, Lynn E Delisi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To examine the recent literature regarding sudden death in patients with schizophrenia and synthesize salient conclusions based on this evidence. RECENT FINDINGS: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the largest subset of sudden unexpected death (SUD), with up to 40% of SUD from cardiovascular causes. SCD has been associated with exposure to both first and second-generation antipsychotics. Clozapine [odds ratio (OR) 3.67, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1...
March 6, 2018: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
Joseph H Friedman
Psychosis is a common problem for people treated for Parkinson's disease. The syndrome is quite stereotypic, with hallucinations being the most common, followed by delusions. While the hallucinations are usually not very bothersome, the delusions are typically paranoid in nature. Treatment is often, but not always, required. Areas covered: This article reviews the therapeutic approaches of this syndrome focusing on drug treatments used once contributory factors have been removed. This includes a review of the evidence supporting the use of clozapine and, most recently, pimavanserin, the first drug with antipsychotic efficacy that has no effect on dopamine...
March 1, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Afaque H Khan, Samina Zaidi
We report five cases of treatment-resistant schizophrenia that presented with prominent negative and positive symptoms. They fulfill the criteria of diagnosis of schizophrenia according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5). They showed lack of response despite receiving multiple trials of first and second generation psychotropic agents. We decided to give these patients a trial of clozapine to improve their negative and positive symptoms as well as their quality of life...
December 20, 2017: Curēus
Nicki Niemann, Joseph Jankovic
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) encompasses the spectrum of iatrogenic hyperkinetic movement disorders following exposure to dopamine receptor-blocking agents (DRBAs). Despite the advent of atypical or second- and third-generation antipsychotics with a presumably lower risk of complications, TD remains a persistent and challenging problem. Prevention is the first step in mitigating the risk of TD, but early recognition, gradual withdrawal of offending medications, and appropriate treatment are also critical. As TD is often a persistent and troublesome disorder, specific antidyskinetic therapies are often needed for symptomatic relief...
February 26, 2018: Drugs
Poul Jennum, Lone Baandrup, Philip Tønnesen, Rikke Ibsen, Jakob Kjellberg
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate all-cause mortality in relation to the use of benzodiazepines, antidepressants and antipsychotics in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) patients and matched controls. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of OSA and no pre-index use of psychotropic medication (n = 38,735) were compared with control subjects (n = 75,941) matched by age, gender, marital status and community location. National register data were used to obtain information on diagnoses (the Danish National Patient Registry), mortality (the Central Person Register) and psychotropic medication use (the Danish Register on Medicinal Product Statistics)...
March 2018: Sleep Medicine
Donald C Goff, Botao Zeng, Babak A Ardekani, Erica D Diminich, Yingying Tang, Xiaoduo Fan, Isaac Galatzer-Levy, Chenxiang Li, Andrea B Troxel, Jijun Wang
Importance: Duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) has been associated with poor outcomes in schizophrenia, but the mechanism responsible for this association is not known. Objectives: To determine whether hippocampal volume loss occurs during the initial 8 weeks of antipsychotic treatment and whether it is associated with DUP, and to examine molecular biomarkers in association with hippocampal volume loss and DUP. Design, Setting, and Participants: A naturalistic longitudinal study with matched healthy controls was conducted at Shanghai Mental Health Center...
February 21, 2018: JAMA Psychiatry
Marco Solmi, Giorgio Pigato, John M Kane, Christoph U Correll
BACKGROUND: Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a severe condition that can affect almost 1 out of 4 patients on current or previous antipsychotic treatment, including both first-generation antipsychotics (FGAs) and second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs). While two novel vesicular monoamine transporter inhibitors, deutetrabenazine and valbenazine, have shown acute efficacy for TD, the majority of patients do not remit, and TD appears to recur once treatment is withdrawn. Hence, prevention of TD remains a crucial goal...
February 5, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Anelyssa D'Abreu, Umer Akbar, Joseph H Friedman
The term tardive syndrome (TS) encompasses a few different phenomenologic conditions, some of which occur in isolation and others in association with each other. This, along with the unusual confound for a drug side effect, in which increased use of the drug improves the problem, and the need for most patients to continue taking the offending drug, makes understanding the epidemiology difficult and unreliable. While the change from the "first generation" to the "second generation" of antipsychotic drugs is generally believed to have reduced the incidence of TS, prospective research studies have not supported that contention...
February 5, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
B Galling, J A Vernon, A K Pagsberg, A Wadhwa, E Grudnikoff, A J Seidman, M Tsoy-Podosenin, M Poyurovsky, J M Kane, C U Correll
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of antidepressant augmentation of antipsychotics in schizophrenia. METHODS: Systematic literature search (PubMed/MEDLINE/PsycINFO/Cochrane Library) from database inception until 10/10/2017 for randomized, double-blind, efficacy-focused trials comparing adjunctive antidepressants vs. placebo in schizophrenia. RESULTS: In a random-effects meta-analysis (studies = 42, n = 1934, duration = 10...
March 2018: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
C-H Ma, S-S Chang, H-J Tsai, S S-F Gau, I-M Chen, S-C Liao, Y-L Chien, M H Hsieh, C-S Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of different antipsychotic treatments with hospitalization due to self-harm among patients with schizophrenia. METHOD: This retrospective cohort study was based on Taiwan's universal health insurance database. Patients aged 15-45 years with a newly diagnosed schizophrenic disorder in 2001-2012 were included. The study outcome was the first hospitalization due to self-harm or undetermined injury after the diagnosis of schizophrenic disorders...
February 11, 2018: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Maximus Berger, Robert-Paul Juster, Sabine Westphal, G Paul Amminger, Bernhard Bogerts, Kolja Schiltz, Sabine Bahn, Johann Steiner, Zoltan Sarnyai
Current pathophysiological models of schizophrenia suggest that stress contributes to the etiology and trajectory of the disorder. We investigated if allostatic load (AL), an integrative index of neuroendocrine, immune and metabolic dysregulation in response to chronic stress, is elevated in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) and first-episode psychosis (FEP) and related to psychotic symptoms and social and occupational functioning. Additionally, we assessed the temporal dynamics of AL in response to treatment with second-generation antipsychotics...
February 5, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Armando D'Agostino, Anna Castelnovo, Simone Cavallotti, Cecilia Casetta, Matteo Marcatili, Orsola Gambini, Mariapaola Canevini, Giulio Tononi, Brady Riedner, Fabio Ferrarelli, Simone Sarasso
Sleep spindles and slow waves are the main brain oscillations occurring in non-REM sleep. Several lines of evidence suggest that spindles are initiated within the thalamus, whereas slow waves are generated and modulated in the cortex. A decrease in sleep spindle activity has been described in Schizophrenia (SCZ), including chronic, early course, and early onset patients. In contrast, slow waves have been inconsistently found to be reduced in SCZ, possibly due to confounds like duration of illness and antipsychotic medication exposure...
February 9, 2018: NPJ Schizophrenia
Anna K Jönsson, Johan Schill, Hans Olsson, Olav Spigset, Staffan Hägg
This article summarises the current evidence on the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with the use of antipsychotics. An increasing number of observational studies indicate an elevated risk of VTE in antipsychotic drug users. Although the use of certain antipsychotics has been associated with VTE, current data can neither conclusively verify differences in occurrence rates of VTE between first- and second-generation antipsychotics or between individual compounds, nor identify which antipsychotic drugs have the lowest risk of VTE...
February 8, 2018: CNS Drugs
J Mallet, Y Le Strat, F Schürhoff, N Mazer, C Portalier, M Andrianarisoa, B Aouizerate, F Berna, L Brunel, D Capdevielle, I Chereau, T D'Amato, J Dubreucq, C Faget, F Gabayet, R M Honciuc, C Lançon, P M Llorca, D Misdrahi, R Rey, P Roux, A Schandrin, M Urbach, P Vidailhet, G Fond, C Dubertret
Tobacco smoking is common in schizophrenia and is one of the main causes of premature mortality in this disorder. Little is known about clinical correlates and treatments associated with tobacco smoking in patients with schizophrenia. Still, a better characterization of these patients is necessary, in a personalized care approach. Aggressiveness and childhood trauma have been associated with tobacco smoking in general population, but this association has never been explored in schizophrenia. Our study examines the clinical and therapeutic characteristics of tobacco smoking in schizophrenia...
February 2, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Vaishali Londhe, Rucha Shirsat
Iloperidone is a second-generation antipsychotic drug which is used for the treatment of schizophrenia and has very low aqueous solubility and bioavailability. This drug also undergoes first-pass metabolism. The aim of this work is to formulate fast-dissolving sublingual films of iloperidone to improve its bioavailability. Sublingual films were prepared by solvent casting method. Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose E5, propylene glycol 400, and transcutol HP were optimized using Box-Behnken three-level statistical design on the basis of disintegration time and folding endurance of films...
February 2, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
Michael Gottlieb, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Acute agitation is a common occurrence in the emergency department (ED) that requires rapid assessment and management. OBJECTIVE: This review provides an evidence-based summary of the current ED evaluation and management of acute agitation. DISCUSSION: Acute agitation is an increasingly common presentation to the ED and has a broad differential diagnosis including metabolic, neurologic, infectious, toxicologic, and psychiatric etiologies...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Mariana Bustillo, Arantzazu Zabala, Imanol Querejeta, Jaione I Carton, Oiane Mentxaka, Ana González-Pinto, Sainza García, J Javier Meana, J Ignacio Eguiluz, Rafael Segarra
BACKGROUND: Studies on therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) have provided conflicting results regarding the association between dose, plasma concentrations, and drug effect and have focused rather on analyzing how individual drugs work. No study has attempted to process data from different SGAs globally to offer a panoramic view of the utility of TDM in clinical practice, and data on patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) are lacking. The present study aimed to assess the relationship between dose, plasma concentrations, and drug effect in a sample of FEP patients, regardless of the SGA prescribed...
January 23, 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Leslie S Zun
BACKGROUND: The main goal of antipsychotic medication in the management of acute agitation in the emergency department is to rapidly induce calm without oversedation, enabling patients to participate in their own care. However, there is a paucity of comparative studies, particularly with newer fast-acting second-generation antipsychotic agents. OBJECTIVE OF THE REVIEW: This structured evidence-based review compared the onset of efficacy of antipsychotic treatments for acute agitation using data from randomized controlled trials identified by a literature search of the PubMed database...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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