antipsychotics

Do drugs for bipolar disorder “normalize” brain gene function?

Do drugs for bipolar disorder “normalize” brain gene function?

April 11, 2013

Brain tissue study shows gene expression in patients treated with antipsychotics is similar to expression in non-bipolar brains. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Every day, millions of people with bipolar disorder take medicines that help keep them from swinging into manic or depressed moods. But just how these drugs produce their effects is still a mystery. Now,

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U-M dementia study named to journal’s top 10 list

U-M dementia study named to journal’s top 10 list

March 18, 2013

Journal Watch Psychiatry has named a University of Michigan Health System study as one of the top 10 stories of 2012. The study – whose lead author is Helen C. Kales, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the U-M Medical School and researcher at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System – evaluated

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Antipsychotics routinely used for dementia patients despite warnings

Antipsychotics routinely used for dementia patients despite warnings

August 16, 2011

Antipsychotic medications are routinely prescribed to older patients with Parkinson’s disease, a pattern that has remained steady despite a warning from the Food and Drug Administration about the risk of death in elderly adults with dementia.  This finding comes from a study published in the Archives

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