Latuda: A New Atypical Antipsychotic, More of the Same

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While checking out an article on “Medical News Today” about information released to the public in Japan related to SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) related “hostility and violence”.  Japan also released information on the link between atypical antipsychotics and Type II Diabetes years before North Americans were made aware of this rather significant risk factor – especially in North America, … Read More

jenniferlreimerLatuda: A New Atypical Antipsychotic, More of the Same

Vancouver Weather Report: Wailing Dark Green and Almost-Neon Pink

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", The Psych Ward

…and rob their houses.  For some reason, this is the song that enters my head.  Placebo.  Effects.  Remron, a new antidepressant.  Sedating.  Effects.  Next week they’ll help me find a home.  A half-smile.  While I’m pacing the ward.  Across the street at the coffee shop where I’m allowed to wonder, now, Aloud, dream of a different spotlight…spotlight… Will the Placebo … Read More

jenniferlreimerVancouver Weather Report: Wailing Dark Green and Almost-Neon Pink

Welcome to…scarsarestories’ Christmas

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Excuse the part when I try to go for the high note – I had to do this in one brave take.  I’m terrified of singing in front of other people, but hell, a lousy Christmas, ending in my dad’s decision to let me move to Toronto ASAP because K. cannot stand my presence interfering with her’s here – apparently … Read More

jenniferlreimerWelcome to…scarsarestories’ Christmas

Vancouver Detox Cordova House’s Guinea Pig Experiment: Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal via SEROQUEL?

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I will be writing a full letter of complaint to the Vancouver‘s “detox centre” on Main at Cordova, Harbourlight Cordova House, across the street from the cop shop on the DTES, very soon.  For now, I wanted to let you know about thie horrifying phenomenon that this is taking place at this self-purported medical detox centre, under the supervision of … Read More

jenniferlreimerVancouver Detox Cordova House’s Guinea Pig Experiment: Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal via SEROQUEL?

Japanese Pharmaceutical Ad Gallery

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I’ve been searching for these for a long time.  Finally, here they are!  Not DTC (Direct to Consumer), but only appearing in medical journals for doctors in Japan.  Note the intriguing differences! Haldol (strong antipsychotic): Clonazepam/Klonopin (sedative): Diazepam/Valium (sedative): Mellaril (antipsychotic – the misspelling probably has something to do with trying to convert English words into Japanese Katakana.  The letters … Read More

jenniferlreimerJapanese Pharmaceutical Ad Gallery

Some choice vintage psych med ads!

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(Smith and Kline are still around!  French is on the payroll, but Glaxo has replaced him. :sad:) (scars is unstable…but it doesn’t rhyme :sad:) (indeed, it would be hard to maintain carrying this paper bag teeming with groceries in high-heels without an antipsychotic! :sad:) (…then along came Prozac to “welcome us back” :))

jenniferlreimerSome choice vintage psych med ads!

May Madness

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…is indeed, a very particular sort of madness. …this snail knows something that I never will… What variety of “hypomania” would a doc classify this as?  Or perhaps it is a “mixed state”. How freakin’ ridiculous.  “Mixed State”.  Never realized precisely how absurd that sounded until I just typed it.  I’d imagine that most people are in a “mixed state” … Read More

jenniferlreimerMay Madness

Ah, this is how they approved “Abilify” for use in children!

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Abilify is a powerful, new, atypical antipsychotic, and the only one to be clinically approved for use in children based on… 2 eight week trials on – 98 autistic kids! Again, switch the “f” for a “t” and what do you get?  Indeed, this is a Brave New World…and a “sick” one – really sick, sick in a way that cannot … Read More

jenniferlreimerAh, this is how they approved “Abilify” for use in children!

Not Seroxat, Symbyax! finally…the prozac/olanzapine in one pill pill!

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Seroxat… they decided to name it “Symbyax” instead, and it’s been approved!  It’s the combination of Prozac and Olanzapine (strongest atypical antipsychotic) in one pill, and is being marketed as an “antidpressant” for those who have “treatment resistant depression”. I’ve been ranting about this for some time, but I will continue to do so! Prozac is an SSRI, a “selective … Read More

jenniferlreimerNot Seroxat, Symbyax! finally…the prozac/olanzapine in one pill pill!

Alas, it is the day from hell once again…

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I say this lightheartedly. Every semester has one…that day when you couldn’t quite schedule classes such that not much time has to be spent on campus.  Last semester was much worse, I admit, when I had the night class that almost derailed my career Wednesdays from 5:30 pm -9:30 pm (I preferred to call it an evening of “enhanced interrogation … Read More

jenniferlreimerAlas, it is the day from hell once again…