Archive for June, 2008

Top 20 psych meds in 2005

The data is a little old but the numbers are still stagering.


Medication Used for… U.S. Prescriptions
1. Xanax Anxiety 34,230,000
2. Zoloft Depression, anxiety 26,976,000
3. Lexapro Depression, anxiety 24,788,000
4. Prozac Depression, anxiety 21,403,000
5. Ativan Anxiety, panic disorder 19,002,000
6. Effexor XR Depression, anxiety 17,179,000
7. Klonopin Anxiety 16,763,000
8. Elavil Depression, migraines 14,385,000
9. Valium Anxiety, panic disorder 12,093,000
10. Wellbutrin XL Depression 11,044,000
11. Celexa Depression, anxiety 9,266,000
12. Adderall XR Attention deficit disorder 8,653,000
13. Seroquel Antipsychotic, behavioral problems 8,420,000
14. Risperdal Antipsychotic 7,301,000
15. Strattera Attention deficit disorder 4,991,000
16. Cymbalta Depression, diabetes 4,938,000
17. Zyprexa Antipsychotic, behavioral problems 4,540,000
18. Depakote Bipolar, migraines 4,077,000
19. Buspar Sleep, anxiety 4,054,000
20. Paxil Depression, anxiety 3,609,000


Live imaging of adult rat brain rewiring itself:

Apparently there’s an online Journal of Visualized Experiments, JoVE, where you can find a myriad of snazzy videos like the one above.  Cool!

(via Neurophilosophy)

Jon Arbuckle

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb.

garfiled minus garfield

(via thisisjacq)