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What Are the Side Effects of Abilify?

Abilify and Abilify MyCite are prescribed for bi-polar, depression, ADHD, autism, schizophrenia and more. For some it’s a life saver, but for others Abilify’s side effects can include diabetes, suicidal thoughts, sexual dysfunction and more. Read this 2-part series on the pros and cons of Abilify.

Vitamins During Pregnancy May Reduce Autism Risk in Offspring

Taking prenatal vitamins during pregnancy may help to reduce the risk of a child’s developing autism. Researchers conducted an observational study of 305 mothers and 332 children, of whom 241 had a sibling with autism. The prenatal vitamin supplements examined were folic acid and iron, which are recommended by the…

Are Doctors Overprescribing Antipsychotics to Young People with Autism?

A new study is suggesting that the number of adolescents with autism or other intellectual disabilities who are being treated with antipsychotics has gone up in recent years. Researchers at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in New York conducted a meta-analysis — a study of studies — that included 39…

Do You Believe in Magic?

Do you avoid walking under a ladder? Have you a lucky shirt you wear to root for your favorite team? Toss a little salt over your shoulder after you spilled it? It’s superstition or “magical thinking” and we all do it, at least most of us do. Even when we…

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