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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 explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Researchers identify protein sequences involved in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers identify protein sequences involved in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researcher explores coercive measures used in Norwegian asylums

Researcher explores coercive measures used in Norwegian asylums

New nasal spray delivers antipsychotic medication directly to the brain

New nasal spray delivers antipsychotic medication directly to the brain

Stem cell engineering used to identify gene signaling pathway linked to schizophrenia

Stem cell engineering used to identify gene signaling pathway linked to schizophrenia

UH researcher examines whether early drug intervention can curb weight gain in mentally ill children

UH researcher examines whether early drug intervention can curb weight gain in mentally ill children

Researchers identify potential drug target that may improve cognition in people with mental illnesses

Researchers identify potential drug target that may improve cognition in people with mental illnesses

Parasite infection discovery could help develop treatments for neurological disorders

Parasite infection discovery could help develop treatments for neurological disorders

New evidence of neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions found

New evidence of neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions found

Delirium common after hospital discharge in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Delirium common after hospital discharge in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Hydroxychloroquine not associated with prolonged heart rhythm intervals in RA or lupus patients

Hydroxychloroquine not associated with prolonged heart rhythm intervals in RA or lupus patients

Study sheds new light on the biological base of psychotic symptoms

Study sheds new light on the biological base of psychotic symptoms

Study sheds light on the biological base of symptoms in autoimmune psychosis

Study sheds light on the biological base of symptoms in autoimmune psychosis

Stanford researchers unravel how a common genetic deletion elevates schizophrenia risk

Stanford researchers unravel how a common genetic deletion elevates schizophrenia risk

First clinical trial launched to test psilocybin therapy for depression in cancer patients

First clinical trial launched to test psilocybin therapy for depression in cancer patients

Study examines the side effects of Alzheimer's disease dementia drugs

Study examines the side effects of Alzheimer's disease dementia drugs

Antidepressants are not designed for dementia, shows study

Antidepressants are not designed for dementia, shows study

DNA hypermethylation correlated with reduced amygdala volume in male patients with schizophrenia

DNA hypermethylation correlated with reduced amygdala volume in male patients with schizophrenia

Antipsychotic medications do not treat young people with early psychosis

Antipsychotic medications do not treat young people with early psychosis

Antipsychotic drug clozapine can trigger severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms

Antipsychotic drug clozapine can trigger severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms