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Bipolar Disorder FAQ Part I II III – Overview

Bipolar Disorder FAQ Part I - Overview to BipolarThis bipolar disorder FAQ is intended to give you an introductory overview of bipolar disorder. The FAQ is divided into three parts. Part I discusses the nature of bipolar disorder, its symptoms and causes, how it affects both mind and body, its impact on kids, and seeking [...]

Clozaril® (clozapine)

Novartis manufactures and markets clozapine under the brand name Clozaril®. Generic forms of clozapine are marketed by Zenith Goldline and Mylan Pharmaceuticals.Available forms…• Clozaril® /Clozapine tablets– 25 mg– 100 mg• Generic name = clozapineWhat is the most important information I should know about Clozaril?Clozaril is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia that has not responded [...]

Depakote® (divalproex sodium) – Valproic Acid

Depakote (divalproex sodium) - Valproic AcidBrand and Generic Names * Depakene®(Valproic acid) – Immediate release – Syrup: 250 mg/5mL (there is 250 mg in one teaspoonful) – Capsules: 250 mg * Depakote®/Depakote® ER (both Divalproex sodium) – both are enteric-coated and slow release; Depakote® ER releases more slowly than Depakote®. – Tablets: 125 mg, 250 [...]

Pamelor® (Nortriptyline hydrochloride)

Brand name: Pamelor® Pronounced: PAM-eh-lore Generic name: Nortriptyline hydrochloride Other brand name: Aventyl® Why is Pamelor prescribed? Pamelor is prescribed for the relief of symptoms of depression. It is one of the drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants. Some doctors also prescribe Pamelor to treat chronic hives, premenstrual depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, and [...]

Serax® (oxazepam)

BRAND NAME: Serax® Generic name: Oxazepam Pronounced: oks-AS-eh-pam Why is Serax® Oxazepam prescribed? Oxazepam is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including anxiety associated with depression. This drug seems to be particularly effective for anxiety, tension, agitation, and irritability in older people. It is also prescribed to relieve symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. Oxazepam [...]

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Jon KirchmarJIM KIRCHMAR: I've been 18 ever since I've been in Vietnam. And I've been 18 ever since then. I've been fighting a war every day.SUSAN DENTZER: Jim Kirchmar, age 57, served in Vietnam as a Marine 37 years ago.He's one of roughly 1 million Vietnam veterans thought to have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, or [...]

Schizophrenia Part I – Dispelling myths about mental illness

Schizophrenia. Part I out of V.The word, standing alone like that, produces a variety of reactions from many us.Insanity. Multiple personalities. Violence. The list goes on.But how many of us know the details and realities about this form of mental illness -- its symptoms, how it affects people who have it, what treatments are available.Today [...]

Holiday Depression

Holiday DepressionThe holidays are supposed to be a time of happiness, good cheer, joy, fellowship with lovedones, spiritual rejuvenation and optimistic hopes for the coming new year. The period of timebetween Thanksgiving and New Year’s is a time in American culture for much celebration.People come together to eat, sing, share gifts, worship, and enjoy each [...]

Marine’s Suicide Marked The End Of One Man’s War

Jan 28, 2007 1:51 pm US/Central--Stewart, Minn. A Minnesota family is speaking out about a side of war that rarely gets mentioned, suicide.Former U.S. Marine Jonathan Schulze committed suicide last week. A Purple Heart recipient, he became overwhelmed by grief after seeing several of his friends killed in Iraq.During the seven months Schulze was in [...]
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