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Evidence for Abilify (Aripiprazole) in Maintenance of Bipolar Disorder Questioned

The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) approved use of Abilify for maintenance of bipolar disorder in 2005.  But a recent article published in the open access journal PLoS Medicine (Tsai, et al) looks critically at the science behind the decision to approve Abilify.  The results were one blind, randomized trial sponsored by the pharmaceutical company that makes Abilify, Bristol Meyers Squibb.  Article exposes flaws in trial to show we currently do not have enough evidence to know whether or not Abilify is effective in the maintenance of bipolar disorder.  Article also features step-by-step advice for people currently taking Abilify.


Top Ten Best-Selling Books on Bipolar for Parents, Kids and Teens; thebalancedmindfoundation.org Bookstore, February 2011

This article lists The Balanced Mind Parent Network's top 10 bestselling books on bipolar for February 2011.

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Top Ten Best-Selling Books on Bipolar for Parents, Kids and Teens; thebalancedmindfoundation.org Bookstore, January 2011

This article lists The Balanced Mind Parent Network's top 10 bestselling books on bipolar for January 2011.

Note: When you order any product from Amazon.com via the links in this article, The Balanced Mind Parent Network receives between 4-7% of the purchase price. 
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An article from the Psychiatric Times. "How often do the known do the risks of antipsychotics outweigh uncertain clinical benefits? Before jumping to conclusions, it is important to consider what we know and what we do not know about antipsychotic prescribing to young people."

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thebalancedmindfoundation.org Webinars: Fall/Winter Line Up

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