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The guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics to kids are changing — and those changes may keep kids safer.
Older adults taking newer antipsychotic medications may need to be extra wary of bumps and slips.
For people with OCD, the compulsive rituals that characterize their condition can be frustrating and even disabling. So, the goal of treatment is to reduce or even stop those rituals.
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.