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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.
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume in patients with first episode of psychosis

Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume in patients with first episode of psychosis

Quetiapine speeds up rate of decline in Alzheimers

Quetiapine speeds up rate of decline in Alzheimers

Psychiatric illness drugs may protect the brain cells that die in people with Huntington's disease

Psychiatric illness drugs may protect the brain cells that die in people with Huntington's disease

Generic antipsychotic drugs can protect brain cells from progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Generic antipsychotic drugs can protect brain cells from progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Scientists have identified a fault in the brain waves of schizophrenics that may explain their hallucinations and disturbed thinking

Scientists have identified a fault in the brain waves of schizophrenics that may explain their hallucinations and disturbed thinking

Researchers are comparing two drugs used to treat pediatric bipolar disorder

Researchers are comparing two drugs used to treat pediatric bipolar disorder

Atypical antipsychotics commonly used to treat children with aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia may trigger insulin resistance

Atypical antipsychotics commonly used to treat children with aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia may trigger insulin resistance

Seroquel is significantly more effective than placebo in treating patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder

Seroquel is significantly more effective than placebo in treating patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder

Pfizer receives approval for acute bipolar mania drug

Pfizer receives approval for acute bipolar mania drug

Janssen Pharmaceutica has sent a letter to health care providers to clarify the risks involved with the use of RISPERDAL®

Janssen Pharmaceutica has sent a letter to health care providers to clarify the risks involved with the use of RISPERDAL®

Drug used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders appears effective at treating Alzheimer’s disease

Drug used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders appears effective at treating Alzheimer’s disease

First well-conducted studies of use of antipsychotics in people with Alzheimer’s

First well-conducted studies of use of antipsychotics in people with Alzheimer’s

Drink that enhances the effectiveness of medication given to treat psychiatric illnesses

Drink that enhances the effectiveness of medication given to treat psychiatric illnesses

Antipsychotic compound bifeprunox worth USD 1 billion per year to Solvay and Wyeth

Antipsychotic compound bifeprunox worth USD 1 billion per year to Solvay and Wyeth

Schizophrenics who fail to take their medicines are over one-and-a-half times as likely to be rehospitalised

Schizophrenics who fail to take their medicines are over one-and-a-half times as likely to be rehospitalised

New Data Show Behavioral Education Program Helps Patients Treated with Antipsychotic Medications Reduce Weight and Improve Overall Wellness

New Data Show Behavioral Education Program Helps Patients Treated with Antipsychotic Medications Reduce Weight and Improve Overall Wellness

Functional genomics provide improved drug discovery

Functional genomics provide improved drug discovery

Coronary stent drives Johnson & Johnson to record profits

Coronary stent drives Johnson & Johnson to record profits

Researchers find next generation of medications to help schizophrenics

Researchers find next generation of medications to help schizophrenics

FDA has approved Zyprexa, injectable anti-psychotic drug

FDA has approved Zyprexa, injectable anti-psychotic drug