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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.
Lack of shrinkage in the hippocampus may help predict people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Lack of shrinkage in the hippocampus may help predict people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Lack of brain shrinkage may help identify people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Lack of brain shrinkage may help identify people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Folinic acid treatment could help improve language and communication skills of children with ASD

Folinic acid treatment could help improve language and communication skills of children with ASD

Researchers underscore how oxidative stress and inflammation may contribute to risk of schizophrenia

Researchers underscore how oxidative stress and inflammation may contribute to risk of schizophrenia

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Mood stabilizers may decrease negative symptoms in psychiatric patients with specific genotype

Mood stabilizers may decrease negative symptoms in psychiatric patients with specific genotype

Antipsychotic use linked to higher pneumonia risk in patients with Alzheimer's disease

Antipsychotic use linked to higher pneumonia risk in patients with Alzheimer's disease

Study explores relationship between moderate-vigorous exercise and psychotic symptoms

Study explores relationship between moderate-vigorous exercise and psychotic symptoms

Diabetes drug linked to decreased weight gain in children with autism spectrum disorder

Diabetes drug linked to decreased weight gain in children with autism spectrum disorder

Low adherence to antipsychotic medication linked to long-term homelessness

Low adherence to antipsychotic medication linked to long-term homelessness

New CBIT therapy can help lessen frequency of tics

New CBIT therapy can help lessen frequency of tics

Study highlights effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic drug in treating children with TD

Study highlights effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic drug in treating children with TD

Antipsychotic drug could help reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

Antipsychotic drug could help reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

Study explores rate of antipsychotic polypharmacy among patients discharged from psychiatric hospitals

Study explores rate of antipsychotic polypharmacy among patients discharged from psychiatric hospitals

Study compares aripiprazole and quetiapine for treatment of schizophrenia

Study compares aripiprazole and quetiapine for treatment of schizophrenia

Scientists discover key cellular mechanism behind side-effects of antipsychotics

Scientists discover key cellular mechanism behind side-effects of antipsychotics

Children in foster care still face quality challenges in antipsychotic medication use

Children in foster care still face quality challenges in antipsychotic medication use

Video conference technology connects hospital specialists and nursing home staff to care for dementia patients

Video conference technology connects hospital specialists and nursing home staff to care for dementia patients

Taking vitamin D with quetiapine can help avoid new-onset diabetes risk

Taking vitamin D with quetiapine can help avoid new-onset diabetes risk

Majority youths with autism or intellectual disability receive antipsychotics, study finds

Majority youths with autism or intellectual disability receive antipsychotics, study finds