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Antipsychotics

When Someone Has Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder — one the most chronic and disabling types of mental illness. The first signs of schizophrenia, which typically emerge in young people in...
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Atypical Antipsychotics

Schizophrenia Treatment

Table of Contents Introduction Psychotherapy Medications Coping Guidelines For The Family Self-Help Introduction Schizophrenia usually first appears in a person during their late teens or throughout their twenties. It...
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Anti-anxiety

Medication and Sleep

Insomnia is one of the most common reasons people consult their health care providers. Most everyone struggles with an occasional sleepless night. And approximately one-third of us struggle with...
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Atypical Antipsychotics

OCD and Atypical Antipsychotics

While the frontline treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder continues to be Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, many who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder also appear to be helped by medication....
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Antidepressants

Depression: New Medications On The Horizon

With the advent of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) in the 1950s, depression treatment was revolutionized. These medicines target the monoamine system, including the neurotransmitters serotonin,...
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Addictions

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 disease instead?” “But if she...
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Antipsychotics

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...
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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...
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