You never know when Schizophrenia has made a place in your mind and occupied your life slowly and steadily. But, antipsychotics are available in the market for the treatment of Schizophrenia disorder.
“Note: However, a new schizophrenia medication has been approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of this disorder-ITI-007 in December 2019.”
It has been calculated that ITI-007 (42mg) can take over the pharmaceutical industry in early 2020, Antipsychotic drugs help a person to bring him to his natural state.
Caplyta is a blue & white capsule with 42 mg dosage, imprinted with ITI-007 is a new antipsychotic drug for the treatment of Schizophrenia. According to the Controlled Substance Act (CSA), the Caplyta is not a controlling drug (a substance whose usage has been approved by the government).
Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. is the only supplier until now for this new Schizophrenia medication. It is a Nobel prize-winning biopharmaceutical company established to study the effects of treatments on the internal functioning of cells.
1%-10% dizziness may occur to you after taking Caplyta which is normal. The dizziness is caused due to the release of hormones which helps you to get asleep so that your mind would not fight between real and imaginary worlds.
New Surgery For Parkinson’s Disease (PD):
Dopamine levels in the brain fall due to the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain and thus cause a mental disorder known as Parkinson’s.
Currently, the new surgery for Parkinson’s disease is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), this improves the symptoms of PD by reducing the ‘off’ stages of a person that he suffers throughout a day.
A patient who is not responding to the Parkinson’s medicines has been diagnosed with surgery, the most successful and common surgery is known as DBS.
A device is implemented in the brain’s targeted area which has stopped responding to any medication. The surgery is suggested to those patients only who have been suffering from PD for more than 4 years.
DBS alters the motor symptoms of PD like stiffness, slowed movement, tremor, and walking problems. Before going to the DBS surgery, the patient undergoes an extensive assessment to ensure if he requires brain surgery or not.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Computed tomography (CT) scanning are two methods that test the targeted area of the brain that will go for implantation.
The surgery for Parkinson’s disease is processed in two stages; at first, the local anesthesia is applied on the scalp and tiny wires are inserted into the brain’s targeted area. The second stage is operated with general anesthesia and a neurostimulator is implanted in the brain.
DBS is not a permanent cure for the PD nor it stops the expansion of the disease, but some patients who have been diagnosed with DBS have seen a significant reduction in the symptoms of PD. Also, the patient does not require a high dosage of medications after the surgery.
“Note: Do not go under such brain surgery without consulting your neurosurgeon, though you might be suffering from Parkinson’s disease you might not need DBS.”