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Our daughter suffers from schizophrenia. This illness has devastated her and us. None of the many medications she's been on seem to have helped at all. Her psychiatrist just put her on a drug called Seroquel. Can you tell us anything about this new drug?
: In the treatment of patients with schizophrenia, selecting the most appropriate, effective and...
Is it important what pharmacy I select to fill my prescriptions?
: Some 10% of all hospital admissions are related to inappropriate prescription or over-the-counter...
Could you explain all the managed care and different prescription programs for us?
: With Medicaid and other insurance companies trying to force everyone into managed care companies,...
What do I do when my medical benefits for prescription drugs have been terminated?
: There still are some options available if you have no coverage or your HMO refuses to pay for your...
My roommate's psychiatrist prescribes 6 mg daily of an antipsychotic for her to take. She takes 2 mg instead each day, and she's really doing better. She tells me she's afraid to tell the doctor. What should we do?
: My roommate's psychiatrist prescribes 6 mg daily of an antipsychotic for her to take. She takes 2...
I prefer natural remedies. I've been told St. John's Wort can replace my antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. What's your opinion?
: The use of St. John's Wort has increased dramatically in both Europe and the U.S. More than 60...
Last issue you wrote about St. Johns Wort. Would you discuss another popular herb called kava kava?
: Kava kava has long been used in the South Pacific ... It is reported to have a calming effect ......
I was recently put on Zyprexa and Cogentin and I'm having difficulty focusing my eyes. One thing I fear most in my life is losing my vision. Tell me, can these medicines cause blindness?
: I was recently put on Zyprexa and Cogentin and I'm having difficulty focusing my eyes ... can these...
One of the hardest questions for me to answer is when a patient comes up to me and says: "My doctor said my child has attention deficit disorder (ADD). He wants to put my child on Ritalin. What do you think?
: My doctor said my child has attention deficit disorder (ADD). He wants to put my child on Ritalin....
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