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Antipsychotics are medicines used to treat the symptoms of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder (sometimes called manic-depressive illness), anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sometimes medications are used with other treatments such as psychotherapy.
Study shows possibility to reduce antipsychotic use among nursing home residents with dementia

Study shows possibility to reduce antipsychotic use among nursing home residents with dementia

FDA grants approval for first drug to treat adults with tardive dyskinesia

FDA grants approval for first drug to treat adults with tardive dyskinesia

New drug can reduce tardive dyskinesia in patients with schizophrenia, mood disorder

New drug can reduce tardive dyskinesia in patients with schizophrenia, mood disorder

Study provides new insights into side effects of antipsychotics

Study provides new insights into side effects of antipsychotics

High-dose B vitamins can effectively reduce schizophrenia symptoms, research finds

High-dose B vitamins can effectively reduce schizophrenia symptoms, research finds

People with schizophrenia more likely to have diabetes than general population

People with schizophrenia more likely to have diabetes than general population

Delirium can be deadly threat to long-term care residents, review finds

Delirium can be deadly threat to long-term care residents, review finds

Biological Psychiatry special issue highlights role of dopamine signaling in schizophrenia

Biological Psychiatry special issue highlights role of dopamine signaling in schizophrenia

Two research studies on new molecules could potentially treat Alzheimer's disease

Two research studies on new molecules could potentially treat Alzheimer's disease

Study highlights importance of treating mental-health problems to reduce community violence

Study highlights importance of treating mental-health problems to reduce community violence

Antipsychotic drug use linked to 60% increased risk of mortality among people with Alzheimer's disease

Antipsychotic drug use linked to 60% increased risk of mortality among people with Alzheimer's disease

Women with dementia receive less health monitoring than men, UCL research reveals

Women with dementia receive less health monitoring than men, UCL research reveals

Scientists identify microrna that provides clues for quieting auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia

Scientists identify microrna that provides clues for quieting auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia

Personalized medicine may offer solution for treatment of psychiatric disturbances

Personalized medicine may offer solution for treatment of psychiatric disturbances

Lack of shrinkage in the hippocampus may help predict people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Lack of shrinkage in the hippocampus may help predict people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Lack of brain shrinkage may help identify people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Lack of brain shrinkage may help identify people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Folinic acid treatment could help improve language and communication skills of children with ASD

Folinic acid treatment could help improve language and communication skills of children with ASD

Researchers underscore how oxidative stress and inflammation may contribute to risk of schizophrenia

Researchers underscore how oxidative stress and inflammation may contribute to risk of schizophrenia

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Mood stabilizers may decrease negative symptoms in psychiatric patients with specific genotype

Mood stabilizers may decrease negative symptoms in psychiatric patients with specific genotype