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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.
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

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