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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 sheds new light on early development of embryos

Study sheds new light on early development of embryos

Researchers discover new and rare skeletal disease

Researchers discover new and rare skeletal disease

Some drug combinations may be more effective than others for schizophrenic patients

Some drug combinations may be more effective than others for schizophrenic patients

Research finds steep rise in self-poisonings among young people

Research finds steep rise in self-poisonings among young people

Antipsychotic polypharmacy may be beneficial for schizophrenia patients

Antipsychotic polypharmacy may be beneficial for schizophrenia patients

Violence, malnutrition and lack of care reported in huge numbers in Australia's aged care system

Violence, malnutrition and lack of care reported in huge numbers in Australia's aged care system

Improvements in pharmacological study to fight cognitive impairment in schizophrenia

Improvements in pharmacological study to fight cognitive impairment in schizophrenia

Study proposes improvements in pharmacological study of cognitive function enhancers in schizophrenia

Study proposes improvements in pharmacological study of cognitive function enhancers in schizophrenia

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Assisted living’s breakneck growth leaves patient safety behind

Assisted living’s breakneck growth leaves patient safety behind

Study highlights need for personalized approach to treat ICU acquired delirium

Study highlights need for personalized approach to treat ICU acquired delirium

Findings reinforce guidelines for cautious use of antipsychotics in younger populations

Findings reinforce guidelines for cautious use of antipsychotics in younger populations

Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED

Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED

Researchers to study effects of electroconvulsive therapy on Alzheimer’s patients with aggression

Researchers to study effects of electroconvulsive therapy on Alzheimer’s patients with aggression

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Reading the tea leaves in blue wave’s wake

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Reading the tea leaves in blue wave’s wake

Alternative drug linked with comparable risk of falls, major fractures as atypical antipsychotics in older dementia patients

Alternative drug linked with comparable risk of falls, major fractures as atypical antipsychotics in older dementia patients

Pharmacogenetic tests don't provide much information for prescribing antidepressants or antipsychotics

Pharmacogenetic tests don't provide much information for prescribing antidepressants or antipsychotics

With hospitalization losing favor, judges order outpatient mental health treatment

With hospitalization losing favor, judges order outpatient mental health treatment

Genetics can be used to predict schizophrenic patient's response to antipsychotic drugs

Genetics can be used to predict schizophrenic patient's response to antipsychotic drugs

Doctors find no association between autism and drugs taken during pregnancy

Doctors find no association between autism and drugs taken during pregnancy