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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.
Black patients more likely to be chemically sedated at the EDs than their white counterparts

Black patients more likely to be chemically sedated at the EDs than their white counterparts

Augmenting an antidepressant with aripiprazole may help some older adults with treatment-resistant depression

Augmenting an antidepressant with aripiprazole may help some older adults with treatment-resistant depression

Evidence of increased antipsychotic medication prescription rates among individuals with dementia during COVID-19 pandemic

Evidence of increased antipsychotic medication prescription rates among individuals with dementia during COVID-19 pandemic

Brief roundup of research done by experts at UCLA Health

Brief roundup of research done by experts at UCLA Health

What is the impact of cholesterol on SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein-mediated membrane fusion?

What is the impact of cholesterol on SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein-mediated membrane fusion?

'One size fits all' approach may not help address the needs of all young people with psychosis

'One size fits all' approach may not help address the needs of all young people with psychosis

Do SSRIs lower the risk of long COVID?

Do SSRIs lower the risk of long COVID?

Researchers unravel how the brain chemical dopamine relates to schizophrenia

Researchers unravel how the brain chemical dopamine relates to schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely to develop dementia

People with schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely to develop dementia

Study shortlists potential drug repurposing candidates to treat symptoms in ASD

Study shortlists potential drug repurposing candidates to treat symptoms in ASD

HKUMed team estimates a moderate link between antipsychotic use and breast cancer by over 30%

HKUMed team estimates a moderate link between antipsychotic use and breast cancer by over 30%

Temporo-spatial pharmacometabolomics method to evaluate microregional effect of OLZ on brain tissue

Temporo-spatial pharmacometabolomics method to evaluate microregional effect of OLZ on brain tissue

New report provides a detailed picture of people with younger onset dementia

New report provides a detailed picture of people with younger onset dementia

Repurposing an antipsychotic drug to treat various types of cancer

Repurposing an antipsychotic drug to treat various types of cancer

$50 million PCORI funding approved for studies focused on treating suicidal depression and bipolar depression

$50 million PCORI funding approved for studies focused on treating suicidal depression and bipolar depression

Scientists identify papain-like protease inhibitor against COVID-19

Scientists identify papain-like protease inhibitor against COVID-19

How common is pediatric cannabis use and what are the risks?

How common is pediatric cannabis use and what are the risks?

LUCID: music, medicine, and machine learning

LUCID: music, medicine, and machine learning

Researchers call for nursing homes to shift to non-medication-based methods to help dementia patients

Researchers call for nursing homes to shift to non-medication-based methods to help dementia patients

Betting on ‘golden age’ of colonoscopies, private equity invests in gastro docs

Betting on ‘golden age’ of colonoscopies, private equity invests in gastro docs

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