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Therapies & Treatments – Helping Patients Live Better Lives

Psychiatric Disorders
Psychiatric disorders interfere with the way a person interacts with others and functions in daily life. They are sometimes known as mental health disorders. (Photo credit: SDI Productions /  E+ / Getty Images)
(Photo credit: SDI Productions / E+ / Getty Images)

Psychiatric disorders interfere with the way a person interacts with others and functions in daily life. They are sometimes known as mental health disorders. They include, but are not limited to, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Patient Stories 
"I have Schizophrenia": What it's really like to live with the mental illness:https://www.jnj.com/personal-stories/i-have-schizophrenia-what-its-really-like-living-with-the-mental-illness
"I have treatment-resistant depression": What it's like to live with treatment-resistant depression:https://www.jnj.com/personal-stories/what-its-like-living-with-treatment-resistant-depression
“I grew up with a mother with bipolar disorder”: How one woman wants to change the stigma around mental health:https://www.jnj.com/personal-stories/world-bipolar-day-changing-the-stigma-around-mental-illness
A lesson on limits: Raising kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):https://www.jnj.com/our-company/a-lesson-on-limits-raising-kids-with-adhd

Examples of Common Treatments Developed With Animal Models

DrugUsageAnimal Models
AlprazolamAnxiety and panic disordersCats, dogs, hamsters, mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
Amphetamine, Amphetamine AspartateADHD, narcolepsyMice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
BupropionDepression, antidepressant, smoking cessation aidDogs, guinea pigs, mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
CitalopramDepression Dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats, zebrafish
ClonazepamSeizures, panic disorder, anxietyMice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
Dextroamphetamine, Dextroamphetamine SaccharateAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), narcolepsyMice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
DuloxetineDepression, anxiety, diabetic peripheral neuropathyHamsters, mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
Escitalopram OxalateDepression, anxietyHamsters, mice, monkeys, rats, rabbits
Fluoxetine HydrochlorideDepression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorderDogs, mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
LamotrigineSeizures, bipolar disorderDogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
MethylphenidateADHD, narcolepsyHamsters, mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
Quetiapine FumarateMental/mood conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorderDogs, hamsters, mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
Sertraline HydrochlorideDepression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder severe pre-menstrual syndromeCats, dogs, mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
VenlafaxineDepression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorderDogs, hamsters, mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats
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