antipsychotics

antipsychotics

Genetic Variations Reveal Which Patients Will Have Cognitive Benefits

Antipsychotic medications are a cornerstone of treatment for schizophrenia and related disorders.

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Molecular Picture Points the Way to Better Antipsychotic Medications

A new high-resolution image of the antipsychotic drug risperidone (Risperdal) bound to the brain receptor through which it exerts its effects could help researchers design safer and more effective medications.

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New Class of Drugs Shows Promise for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

By inhibiting a previously untargeted nerve-cell receptor in the brain, researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that may be useful in the treatment of schizophrenia.

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Weaker Brain Connections in Patients Who Did Not Receive Prompt Treatment for Psychosis

For people with psychosis in early stage schizophrenia, early treatment is important. Patients whose psychotic symptoms go untreated for longer periods tend to have more severe symptoms and a lower quality of life, even after treatment.

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New Technique Recreates Large-Scale Genetic Errors

Second-generation antipsychotic medications like risperidone (Risperdal) and aripiprazole (Abilify) can help reduce agit

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