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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.
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals announces results from Phase II study of antipsychotic in Alzheimer's disease psychosis

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals announces results from Phase II study of antipsychotic in Alzheimer's disease psychosis

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

Study shows efficacy of antipsychotic as adjunctive therapy for gastroparesis in emergency department

Study shows efficacy of antipsychotic as adjunctive therapy for gastroparesis in emergency department

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

Special issue of Current Diabetes Review explores the management of diabetes in medically complex patients

Special issue of Current Diabetes Review explores the management of diabetes in medically complex patients

Researchers to study how music program can positively affect lives of people with dementia

Researchers to study how music program can positively affect lives of people with dementia

New approaches to prevent or treat antipsychotic-induced supersensitivity psychosis

New approaches to prevent or treat antipsychotic-induced supersensitivity psychosis

Study: Low long-term use of psychiatric drugs does not appear to affect cognition in schizophrenia

Study: Low long-term use of psychiatric drugs does not appear to affect cognition in schizophrenia

First-of-its-kind study compares long-term weight gain across different psychotic disorders

First-of-its-kind study compares long-term weight gain across different psychotic disorders

Antipsychotics commonly prescribed to adults with IDD, study finds

Antipsychotics commonly prescribed to adults with IDD, study finds

UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia

UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank

Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank

Researchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residents

Researchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residents

Researchers identify decreased brain pH levels in mouse models of mental disorders

Researchers identify decreased brain pH levels in mouse models of mental disorders

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

Screening individuals at-risk for psychosis may help predict future violent behavior

Screening individuals at-risk for psychosis may help predict future violent behavior

In Texas, people with mental illness find work helping peers

In Texas, people with mental illness find work helping peers

Study reveals high use of medications for mental illness in Norwegian nursing homes

Study reveals high use of medications for mental illness in Norwegian nursing homes

Community-dwelling adults with dementia at risk of potentially fatal antipsychotic usage

Community-dwelling adults with dementia at risk of potentially fatal antipsychotic usage