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Common treatment for methamphetamine overdose may damage brain cells
A common antipsychotic
drug used in emergency rooms to treat methamphetam... "A crucial next step is to determine how atypical antipsychotic
medications would affect methamphetamine toxicity in the same model." The rats in the experiment ...
Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression symptoms in mice
... these symptoms could be alleviated in the mice by antipsychotic
drugs. Similarly, the other mutant mouse strain...esearchers concluded that the different effects of antipsychotic
and antidepressant drugs on the two mutant strains "might provide clues to effective medications for...
Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia
... disease. In patients treated with three different antipsychotic
medications, the signatures differed according to ...renia before and after treatment with the atypical antipsychotic
drugs olanzapine, risperidone or aripiprazole. Lipomics specializes in diagnostic discovery with an ...
Studies look at how genes affect antipsychotic drug response
...mpting to discover how genes determine how well an antipsychotic
medication works in adults and children and the si... it will cause. Risperidone, a popular "atypical" antipsychotic
medication, is used to treat mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Jeffrey ...
Studies suggest new brain protein may help in treating schizophrenia, insomnia and anxiety
... explored as a target for the development of novel antipsychotic
drugs. Whether molecules activating the NPS system will prove to be better drugs than others used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia remains to be seen. We still have a very long way to go before proving it can alleviate symptoms in humans as we'...
Engineered mouse mimics cognitive aspects of schizophrenia
... nerve impulse in the receiving neuron. The major antipsychotic
drugs are believed to "dial down" the dopamine machinery by blocking receptors for dopamine on the surface of neurons. Also, amphetamines, which release dopamine, are known to aggravate schizophrenic symptoms. The researchers also based their experi...
FDA Warns About Antipsychotic Drugs and Elderly
..."off-label") use of certain drugs called "atypical antipsychotic
drugs." These drugs are approved for the treatment...bo (sugar pill). Today's advisory applies to such antipsychotic
drugs as Abilify (aripiprazole), Zyprexa (olanzapine), Seroquel (quetiapine), Risperdal (risperidone...
Brain Scans Reveal How Gene May Boost Schizophrenia Risk
... one percent of the population and is treated with antipsychotic
drugs that block dopamine. The prefrontal cortex is critical for motivation, learning in response to reward, and working memory ?functions impaired in schizophrenia, which is thought to involve a dopamine imbalance. Individuals inherit two copies (o...