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.
Younger onset dementia has a devastating impact on the lives of people diagnosed and their families, with many developing complex care needs as their illness progresses. In a new study of 5,400 people with younger onset dementia by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), over half (58%) required permanent residential aged care, with 25% of these people aged under 65 at the time of entry to care.
To treat some of the psychosis issues associated with Parkinson's disease, physicians often prescribe pimavanserin, an antipsychotic drug that acts within the brain to prevent hallucinations and delusions.
Research teams at Mass General Brigham's founding members, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, have been approved for more than $50 million in funding awards by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for studies focused on treating two important mental health conditions.
In a new study, researchers identified a papain-like protease inhibitor for the treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections.
New research evaluated the recent usage of marijuana and its derivative products, their effects and clinical manifestations, perceptions, pharmaceutics, epidemiological studies, and the long-term ramifications in pediatric populations.
A decade-long effort to reduce medication risks for nursing home residents with dementia has paid off in some ways – but produced unintended consequences that now need addressing, new research shows.
Mariel needed a new gastroenterologist. Having just moved back to San Antonio, the 30-something searched for a doctor to manage her Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel condition that is successfully managed with medications and lifelong monitoring — including regular colonoscopies.
Scientists have published a review study in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners that has focussed on various aspects of the use of cannabidiol in Parkinson's.
Herbal supplements may be natural, but that does not mean they are always safe. A new case report appearing in Heart Rhythm Case Reports, an official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, published by Elsevier, is a case in point.
A literature review in Harvard Review of Psychiatry indicates that, while transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) has rarely been used in treating visual hallucinations (VH) among patients with psychiatric disorders, recent advances in neuroimaging technology show promise in helping tES to more effectively treat VH in psychiatric disorders where VH are a core symptom.
When a person nearing the end of their life enters hospice care, their hospice agency's doctors may prescribe a "comfort kit" of small amounts of medications that their caregivers can give them in case of urgent, distressing symptoms such as severe anxiety, agitation, delirium, nausea and more.
Children of women who took antipsychotic medications late in their pregnancy did not demonstrate increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Black patients presenting at Emergency Departments (EDs) across the country with psychiatric complaints are 63 percent more likely to be chemically sedated than their white counterparts.
A potential link between inflammation and the structure of specific regions of the brain has been identified by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Most of the time, the voices in Keris Myrick’s head don’t bother her. They stay in the background or say nice things. But sometimes they get loud and mean — like when a deadly pandemic descended on the world.
Recent studies have highlighted the connection between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection and the development of dementia.
Helping to advance Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research, scientists from The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research have published two studies supporting the connection of tau – a protein in the brain that forms neurofibrillary tangles that are a hallmark of AD and have been linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) from head trauma – with psychosis in AD.
Five days after Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a law meant to provide stronger oversight of the more than 100 residential youth treatment programs operating in the state, a 12-year-old boy arrived at one of them, Provo Canyon School. Before long, he was forced into seclusion, denied communication with his family and given antipsychotic medication without parental permission, according to relatives.
Del-Kar Pharmacy in the North Lawndale neighborhood has had a front-row seat to history. Martin Luther King Jr. bought his daily newspaper there when he lived in Chicago in the late 1960s.
For more than twenty years now, international research into the endocannabinoid system in the human body has been seeking to understand the mode of action of cannabis and its constituents.