Antipsychotic News and Research

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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.
Experts say "schizophrenia label" a harmful concept which should be dropped

Experts say "schizophrenia label" a harmful concept which should be dropped

Schizophrenia drug to be used to treat autism

Schizophrenia drug to be used to treat autism

FDA approves Risperdal to treat irritability associated with autism

FDA approves Risperdal to treat irritability associated with autism

Study compares delivery methods of schizophrenia medicines

Study compares delivery methods of schizophrenia medicines

High rates of off-label prescriptions for antidepressant, anticonvulsant and antipsychotic drugs

High rates of off-label prescriptions for antidepressant, anticonvulsant and antipsychotic drugs

Little evidence that wandering prevention works in dementia

Little evidence that wandering prevention works in dementia

Clozapine has serious health consequences

Clozapine has serious health consequences

Antipsychotic use in children increasing

Antipsychotic use in children increasing

Olanzapine appears to lower or delay full-blown psychosis

Olanzapine appears to lower or delay full-blown psychosis

Study shows drugs work differently in the brains of men and women

Study shows drugs work differently in the brains of men and women

Study finds nationwide increase in antipsychotic medications used for children with ADHD

Study finds nationwide increase in antipsychotic medications used for children with ADHD

No evidence that early episodes of schizophrenia without medication result in long-term harm

No evidence that early episodes of schizophrenia without medication result in long-term harm

No evidence that early episodes of schizophrenia without medication result in long-term harm

No evidence that early episodes of schizophrenia without medication result in long-term harm

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