One of the most common ways to treat depression is through medication. When the standard medications don't help, doctors may prescribe different or stronger medications. Do they help?
Antipsychotic drugs are used to treat psychotic symptoms that show up in many disorders. But are these drugs effective for older adults?
Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat aggression and agitation in patients with dementia. They can have some unwanted side effects. But when the meds were stopped for a group of patients, symptoms returned.
Autism can be treated with medications to help with some symptoms. Lots of studies have been done for children, but not much is known about how medications will help teens with autism.
Antipsychotic drugs may interact with other drugs in harmful ways. Some people with schizophrenia may be at risk for harmful drugs combinations.