After Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics, She Decided to go Back & Live With Her Voices

Caroline Mazel-Carlton began hearing voices when she was in day care. Mornings, by the time she was in middle school, a bowl of oatmeal awaited her for breakfast next to a white saucer of colorful pills. Her voices remained vibrant. They weren’t within her head; they spoke and screamed from outside her skull. They belonged to beings she could not see. The voice who had been … Continue reading After Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics, She Decided to go Back & Live With Her Voices

Adderall Side Effects Now Include Hallucinations

Adderall is more likely to make new users psychotic compared to other ADHD medications, new research warns. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications are intended to help children with ADHD focus, but stimulants such as Adderall could cause psychological delusions, hallucinations, and psychosis, according to a new study out of Harvard University. Researchers found that people are significantly more likely to experience psychotic episodes when taking Adderall than drugs like Ritalin, … Continue reading Adderall Side Effects Now Include Hallucinations

New FDA-approved “trackable” pill transmits information — it will tattle on you if you don’t take your meds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a digital pill embedded with a sensor designed to inform physicians whether their patients are taking their medications. The federal approval marks a growing trend towards addressing drug non-adherence among patients, according to a New York Times report. The pill, called Abilify MyCite, is a modified version of Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s drug Abilify that is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and … Continue reading New FDA-approved “trackable” pill transmits information — it will tattle on you if you don’t take your meds