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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.
Texas program effectively reduces use of anti-psychotics in foster children

Texas program effectively reduces use of anti-psychotics in foster children

UCL-led study highlights racial disparities in drug prescriptions for dementia

UCL-led study highlights racial disparities in drug prescriptions for dementia

Antipsychotics linked to higher risk of head, brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's

Antipsychotics linked to higher risk of head, brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's

Protein SV2A levels could explain poor neuronal connections in schizophrenia

Protein SV2A levels could explain poor neuronal connections in schizophrenia

Long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia is safe

Long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia is safe

Use of antipsychotic drugs is linked to brain injuries in Alzheimer's patients

Use of antipsychotic drugs is linked to brain injuries in Alzheimer's patients

Study explores the effect of antipsychotics on older hospitalized patients

Study explores the effect of antipsychotics on older hospitalized patients

Addictions and drug interactions common among patients not disclosing their medication history

Addictions and drug interactions common among patients not disclosing their medication history

Drug used to treat Parkinson’s shows potential as a dementia treatment

Drug used to treat Parkinson’s shows potential as a dementia treatment

New computational method can help predict and design allosteric functions in proteins

New computational method can help predict and design allosteric functions in proteins

Software tool can predict how drugs can be combined to create effective treatments

Software tool can predict how drugs can be combined to create effective treatments

Collaborative study shows sex-specific processes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Collaborative study shows sex-specific processes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

For young people with psychosis, early intervention is crucial

For young people with psychosis, early intervention is crucial

Does bipolar disorder increase the risk of Parkinson's disease?

Does bipolar disorder increase the risk of Parkinson's disease?

Novel clinical trial to examine use of cannabidiol in people with Parkinson's-related psychosis

Novel clinical trial to examine use of cannabidiol in people with Parkinson's-related psychosis

UC San Diego's CMCR announces research grants to explore cannabis for medical applications

UC San Diego's CMCR announces research grants to explore cannabis for medical applications

Antipsychotic use associated with higher accumulation of hospital days in Alzheimer's patients

Antipsychotic use associated with higher accumulation of hospital days in Alzheimer's patients

Researchers investigate how to prevent the onset of schizophrenia using mouse model

Researchers investigate how to prevent the onset of schizophrenia using mouse model

Study examines weight loss outcomes in individuals taking psychiatric medication

Study examines weight loss outcomes in individuals taking psychiatric medication

Study analyzes the prevalence of antipsychotic use in youths with ADHD

Study analyzes the prevalence of antipsychotic use in youths with ADHD