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Behavioral Drugs May Triple Kids' Risk of Diabetes

Anti-psychotics cause weight gain, increased insulin resistance: study

(Newser) - Anti-psychotic drugs, used to treat behavioral disorders in children, may actually be tripling their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those who took Abilify, Risperdal, Seroquel, and Zyprexa were three times more at risk than those who took other drugs for the same issues, USA Today reports, via a 12-year... More »

Cops Probe Claim Britney Was Drugged

Manager dosed her, mom charges in deposition

(Newser) - As Britney Spears' True Hollywood Story unfolds in real time, the latest dust-up centers on mother Lynne Spears' accusations that her daughter was drugged by former manager Sam Lutfi. The LAPD is working "to determine if laws have been violated" in response to Lynne's deposition claiming that Lutfi told... More »

Number of Bipolar Kids Skyrockets

Statistics heighten concerns that disorder is overdiagnosed

(Newser) - The number of American children being treated for bipolar disorder soared 40-fold between 1994 and 2003, and has probably risen significantly since then, the New York Times reports. The revelation in this month's Archives of General Psychiatry has stunned psychiatrists and heightened concerns that the condition may be over-diagnosed. More »

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