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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.
UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia

UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank

Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank

Researchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residents

Researchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residents

Researchers identify decreased brain pH levels in mouse models of mental disorders

Researchers identify decreased brain pH levels in mouse models of mental disorders

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

Screening individuals at-risk for psychosis may help predict future violent behavior

Screening individuals at-risk for psychosis may help predict future violent behavior

In Texas, people with mental illness find work helping peers

In Texas, people with mental illness find work helping peers

Study reveals high use of medications for mental illness in Norwegian nursing homes

Study reveals high use of medications for mental illness in Norwegian nursing homes

Community-dwelling adults with dementia at risk of potentially fatal antipsychotic usage

Community-dwelling adults with dementia at risk of potentially fatal antipsychotic usage

Former pharma reps’ new mission: To school docs on high drug costs

Former pharma reps’ new mission: To school docs on high drug costs

People with severe mental illness have higher risk for cardiovascular disease, study reveals

People with severe mental illness have higher risk for cardiovascular disease, study reveals

Personalized music may benefit seniors with dementia living in nursing homes

Personalized music may benefit seniors with dementia living in nursing homes

PTSD and psychoactive drugs linked to increased risk for dementia

PTSD and psychoactive drugs linked to increased risk for dementia

Experts find benefits of antipsychotic medications to be much greater than side effects

Experts find benefits of antipsychotic medications to be much greater than side effects

Powerful pain medicine may help reduce vision damage of glaucoma

Powerful pain medicine may help reduce vision damage of glaucoma

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