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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.
Researchers create animal model of any schizophrenic characteristics

Researchers create animal model of any schizophrenic characteristics

Elderly as much at risk with old mental health drugs as new ones

Elderly as much at risk with old mental health drugs as new ones

LGC licenses first DNA test for response to schizophrenia treatment from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

LGC licenses first DNA test for response to schizophrenia treatment from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

Teens with missing part of a chromosome confirm genetic role in schizophrenia

Teens with missing part of a chromosome confirm genetic role in schizophrenia

Study of the effects of aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine and risperidone, in elderly patients with dementia

Study of the effects of aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine and risperidone, in elderly patients with dementia

Atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly increase risk for death when used in people with dementia

Atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly increase risk for death when used in people with dementia

New study details side effects of five medications that are currently used to treat people with schizophrenia

New study details side effects of five medications that are currently used to treat people with schizophrenia

People with serious mental illness have higher rates of type 2 diabetes

People with serious mental illness have higher rates of type 2 diabetes

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals receives notice of a U.S. patent allowance for potential drug fo ADHD

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals receives notice of a U.S. patent allowance for potential drug fo ADHD

Drug therapy may be effective in treating both the manic and depressive phases of bipolar disorder

Drug therapy may be effective in treating both the manic and depressive phases of bipolar disorder

Antipsychotic drug risperidone effective in treating autistic children

Antipsychotic drug risperidone effective in treating autistic children

Seroquel (quetiapine), may be an effective treatment option for patients with schizophrenia

Seroquel (quetiapine), may be an effective treatment option for patients with schizophrenia

Report on Hispanics and genes, culture, and medicines highlights the rise of individualized medicine

Report on Hispanics and genes, culture, and medicines highlights the rise of individualized medicine

Report reveals urgent need to improve physical health of people with Schizophrenia

Report reveals urgent need to improve physical health of people with Schizophrenia

Gene may boost schizophrenia risk

Gene may boost schizophrenia risk

Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients

Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients

FDA issues public health advisory for antipsychotic drugs

FDA issues public health advisory for antipsychotic drugs

FDA wants warnings put on antipsychotic drugs

FDA wants warnings put on antipsychotic drugs

Findings could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenics, amphetamine abusers

Findings could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenics, amphetamine abusers

New antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia

New antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia