Advances in Understanding How SSRIs Work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 20 million Americans experience depression significant enough to warrant medical treatment, and 11 percent of those over 12 years of age are given antidepressants. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the nation. But the drugs are not without their…

Bipolar Women and Men on Different Planets

Women with bipolar disorder experience this mental health condition differently from men. For one example, women are more likely to have rapid cycling bipolar disorder. This means having more frequent and quick changes in mood. We also have more complicating factors when it comes to the symptoms of the disorder. Women have more changes in…

Abilify

Abilify is the brand name of a medication called Aripiprazole. It is a commonly prescribed medication classified as both an antipsychotic and an antidepressant. It comes in several forms, including tablets, injections, and liquid. This medication is quite similar to the other atypical antipsychotics such as Risperdal in that it offers effective control of serious…