Why would an industry beat a hasty retreat from a market that continues to boom?
(Recent surveys indicate that mental illness is the leading cause of impairment and disability worldwide.) The answer lies in the history of psychopharmacology, which is more deeply indebted to serendipity than most branches of medicine—in particular, to a remarkable series of accidental discoveries made in the fifteen or so years following the end of the Second World War.
In 1949, John Cade published an article in the describing his discovery that lithium sedated people who experienced mania.
Cade had been testing his theory that manic people were suffering from an excess of uric acid by injecting patients’ urine into guinea pigs, who subsequently died.
The antidepressants are a prototypical example of the potentially complex interactions between psychiatric medications and sleep.
It is thought that all approved antidepressants work through modulation of monoamine neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin, all of which have been shown to exert prominent effects in regulating sleep-wakefulness and sleep architecture (Table).
Many psychiatric disorders are accompanied by disturbance of sleep.
In addition to resolving sleep-related symptoms through their primary therapeutic effects, many psychiatric medications have secondary effects on sleep that can contribute to their overall therapeutic benefit or sometimes counter them through adverse effects.
Effective management of panic disorder is a common challenge for family physicians.
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e do not recommend to expose your body to synthetic chemicals whilst experiencing more or less severe hypersensitivity of the nervous system.
Antihistamines are used in the treatment of allergic reactions, colds, hay fever, hives, and insect bites and stings.
Some antihistamines may also be helpful in reducing anxiety, inducing sleep, or at preventing or treating motion sickness.