Antipsychotics Library

  • Top 25 Psychiatric Medication Prescriptions for 2013
    These are the top 25 psychiatric medications by number of U.S. prescriptions dispensed in 2013, according to IMS Health, a global information and technology services ...
  • Long-Acting Treatments for Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenia has long presented treatment challenges for both patients who have the mental illness and the treatment providers who want to help ...
  • The Connection Between OCD & Psychosis
    When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) became severe, he was in college, fifteen hundred miles away from home. My husband ...
  • Rethinking Madness: Towards a Paradigm Shift In Our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis
    If madness, or psychosis, is just a result of a physical defect in the brain, then it makes sense to devote little effort to understanding the experiences of mad people, and to focus instead on ...
  • 4 of the Biggest Barriers in Bipolar Disorder
    People with bipolar disorder can face many challenges -- from the illness’s fluctuating feelings to its destructive effects ...
  • Habilitation Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
    According to Silverman, Flaherty and Tobin (2006), ..."[I]t is a better understanding of the psychology of dementia – ...
  • What Everyone Needs to Know About Postpartum Psychosis
    Even though postpartum psychosis is rare -- affecting about 1 to 2 ...
  • Top 25 Psychiatric Medication Prescriptions for 2011
    These are the top 25 psychiatric medications by number of U.S. prescriptions dispensed in 2011, according to IMS Health. ...
  • Increasing Treatment Adherence in Schizophrenia
    "Adherence is one of the most important issues in illness management,” according to Dawn I. Velligan, ...
  • Discontinuing Psychiatric Medications: What You Need to Know
    Many people have a dark view of medication withdrawal. They may have read or heard the scary stories about uncomfortable side ...
  • Pregnancy and Psychotropic Medications
    Pregnancy can be a challenging time for women with long-term mental disorders. While mental illness is common among women of childbearing age, it ...
  • Coping with Atypical Antipsychotic Side Effects
    Atypical antipsychotics are widely believed to be better tolerated in adults than first-generation, or typical antipsychotics, and more likely to be taken long-term. They are less likely to cause tremors and other serious movement disorders ...
  • Illuminating 13 Myths of Schizophrenia
    It’s safe to say that no mental disorder is more shrouded in mystery, misunderstanding and fear than schizophrenia. “The modern-day equivalent of leprosy” is how renowned research psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., refers to schizophrenia ...
  • Living with Schizophrenia
    “Your daughter has schizophrenia,” I told the woman. “Oh, my God, anything but that,” she replied. “Why couldn’t she have leukemia or some other ...
  • Taking Medication: 16 Ways to Become a Smart Self-Advocate
    When we walk into the doctor’s office, for many of us, the scenario looks like this: We list off our symptoms, the doctor asks a few questions, writes out a prescription and we go on ...
  • Schizophrenia Fact Sheet
    Speak the word “schizophrenia” and you’ll likely receive reactions peppered with misunderstanding and fear. The disorder is largely shrouded in myths, stereotypes and stigma. For instance, many equate schizophrenia with violence and criminals. But schizophrenia ...
  • Bipolar Disorder Fact Sheet
    All of us experience changes in our moods. Some days we might feel irritable and frustrated; other days, we’re happy and excited. However, individuals with bipolar disorder experience severe mood swings that impair their ...
  • What is Discontinuation Syndrome?
    Psychiatric drugs, such as antidepressants and antipsychotics, are commonly prescribed to treat a wide variety of mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. One of the possible side effects of ...
  • Research Update on Treatment of Depression in Bipolar Disorder
    Depression in bipolar disorder is an important component of bipolar disorder. Yet most bipolar research prior to a few years ago focused more on the overall treatment of the disorder rather than treatments ...
  • Upcoming Psychiatric Medications in the Pipeline
    It's hard to understand all of the drugs in development for mental disorders, but here are a few that we've been able to get a handle on that have been recently approved for prescription, or ...
  • Treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder
    Few individuals seek medical attention specifically for antisocial personality disorder, or ASP. Antisocials who seek care do so for other problems such as marital discord, alcohol or drug abuse or suicidal thoughts. Family members or ...
  • Side Effects of Medications for Schizophrenia
    Antipsychotic drugs, like virtually all medications, have unwanted effects along with their beneficial effects. During the early phases of drug treatment, patients may be troubled by side effects such as drowsiness, restlessness, muscle spasms, tremor, ...
  • Medications for Schizophrenia
    Antipsychotic medications have been available since the mid-1950s. They have greatly improved the outlook for individual patients. These medications reduce the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia and usually allow the patient to function more effectively and ...
  • Depression Treatment
    Topics Covered in This Depression Treatment Article: Introduction Psychotherapy Hospitalization Medications Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Self-Help ...
  • Medications: Symptom Relief, Not Cure
    Just as aspirin can reduce a fever without clearing up the infection that causes it, psychotherapeutic medications act by controlling symptoms. Like most drugs used in medicine, they correct or compensate for some malfunction in ...