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The Expiration Date for Antipsychotic Benefits
After an acute manic episode, bipolar patients are often kept on antipsychotic medications to prevent future episodes. But the potential risks of this practice may outweigh the benefits.
New Rx Guidelines May Keep Kids Out of ER
The guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics to kids are changing — and those changes may keep kids safer.
Mental Health Rx Posed Physical Health Risks
Older adults taking newer antipsychotic medications may need to be extra wary of bumps and slips.
Smokers May Need Different Doses of Antipsychotics
Getting the correct dose of medication into the bloodstream means patients get the most from their medications. However, smoking may affect that process.
Asenapine for Bipolar Disorder?
Mixed episodes in bipolar disorder occur when a person has symptoms of both mania and depression at the same time. Few treatments have been designed to treat mixed episodes.
Symbyax for Bipolar – Does it Work?
Symbyax for bipolar disorder combines an antipsychotic med with an antidepressant into one pill. Having fewer pills to take may be easier, but it may not always be better.
Antipsychotics Safety for Seniors
Antipsychotic drugs are used to treat psychotic symptoms that show up in many disorders. But are these drugs effective for older adults?
Which Schizophrenia Drugs Cause Interactions?
Antipsychotic drugs may interact with other drugs in harmful ways. Some people with schizophrenia may be at risk for harmful drugs combinations.
Antipsychotics for Anorexia?
Antipsychotic medications are sometimes added to the treatment of people with anorexia because it is thought that they might improve symptoms and body weight.
Antipsychotics and Suicidal Behavior
Bipolar disorder is sometimes treated with antipsychotic medications. First and second generation antipsychotics have different side effects, but do they have the same suicide risk?