Philip G. Janicak, M.D. On Using Atypical Antipsychotics
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 2, February 2005
Philip G. Janicak, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center
Dr. Janicak has disclosed that he is a member of the speakers bureau of Abbott, Astra-Zeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, and Pfizer, that he is a consultant for Astra-Zeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, and Pfizer, and that he has received grant/research support from Astra-Zeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, Neuronetics, and Sanofi-Synthelabo. Dr. Janicak has disclosed that propranolol has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of agitation. Please consult product labeling for the approved usage.
Dr. Janicak, you’ve had a long career in research and academia, and I was hoping you could help shed some light on the various contentious issues surrounding the use of atypical antipsychotics, including the issue of whether there is clearly a difference in metabolic profile among the different medications.