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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.
LSD changes the communication patterns between the brain regions, shows study

LSD changes the communication patterns between the brain regions, shows study

Study reveals safety, efficacy of brexpiprazole for schizophrenia patients with severe psychotic symptoms

Study reveals safety, efficacy of brexpiprazole for schizophrenia patients with severe psychotic symptoms

Up to half of people with Alzheimer's disease use psychotropic drug, finds study

Up to half of people with Alzheimer's disease use psychotropic drug, finds study

New drug to treat Parkinson's disease psychosis do not pose greater risk of death

New drug to treat Parkinson's disease psychosis do not pose greater risk of death

Hospitalization after antibiotic initiation found to be higher for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Hospitalization after antibiotic initiation found to be higher for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Childhood adversity associated with impaired social cognition in adults with major psychiatric disorders

Childhood adversity associated with impaired social cognition in adults with major psychiatric disorders

Dopamine receptor study opens door to targeted treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders

Dopamine receptor study opens door to targeted treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders

UniSA researchers unearth potential cure for obesity

UniSA researchers unearth potential cure for obesity

Component of cannabis could help in psychosis

Component of cannabis could help in psychosis

New wearable sensor helps patients with bipolar disorder safely monitor lithium levels

New wearable sensor helps patients with bipolar disorder safely monitor lithium levels

Researchers explore use of antipsychotic medications in older adults following heart surgery

Researchers explore use of antipsychotic medications in older adults following heart surgery

Switching anti-psychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia patients does not improve clinical outcomes

Switching anti-psychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia patients does not improve clinical outcomes

Peer comparison letters lead to persistent decrease in antipsychotic prescribing

Peer comparison letters lead to persistent decrease in antipsychotic prescribing

Machine-learning may aid in diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders

Machine-learning may aid in diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders

Study: Antipsychotic treatment increases body fat and decreases insulin sensitivity in youth

Study: Antipsychotic treatment increases body fat and decreases insulin sensitivity in youth

People with severe mental illness more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, shows study

People with severe mental illness more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, shows study

Study: Effective intervention can reduce medication overuse in aged care facilities

Study: Effective intervention can reduce medication overuse in aged care facilities

Study examines link between antipsychotic treatment during pregnancy and gestational diabetes risk

Study examines link between antipsychotic treatment during pregnancy and gestational diabetes risk

Children with autism more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, study finds

Children with autism more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, study finds

Lithium treatment associated with lowest risk of rehospitalization for bipolar disorder patients

Lithium treatment associated with lowest risk of rehospitalization for bipolar disorder patients