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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.
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

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