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  • Myths & Truths about Tourette Syndrome
    Many myths and mysteries surround Tourette syndrome -- everything from how the disorder manifests to how it’s treated to what causes it ...
  • Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder
    Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been studied for some time now. Usually it comes to mind with the onset ...
  • Some Ideas for Handling Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder
    Bipolar disorder is being better understood each day. There is also ongoing research into its treatment. But successfully treating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cannabis May Cause Schizophrenia-Like Brain Changes
    Researchers looking at the effects of cannabis on the brain have made some interesting discoveries. The effect ...
  • 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, ...
  • Depression: New Medications On The Horizon
    With the advent of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) in the 1950s, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Atypical Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia
    The most recent medications typically prescribed for schizophrenia include a class of drugs called "atypical antipsychotics." Atypical means they work in a manner that is significantly different than the previous class of antipsychotic medications. ...
  • Atypical Antipsychotics for Bipolar Disorder
    The most recent medications typically prescribed for bipolar disorder include a class of drugs called "atypical antipsychotics." Atypical means they work in a manner that is significantly different than the previous class of antipsychotic ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...