Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Antipsychotics Aren't Anti-Depressants

I saw the Abilify for depression TV ad again over the weekend and I continue to be concerned about how Bristol-Myers Squibb is very craftily making the drug, an atypical antipsychotic, sound as if it's an anti-depressant. Nowhere in the TV is it mentioned that the drug is an antipsychotic, at least not in what I've caught on-air.

I've written about the ad previously here and have also written about how the drug's clinical trials for depression show a greater chance for a patient to experience akathisia than to have his or her depression improved.


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