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New correlation between metabolic syndrome and schizophrenia

Medics have been seeking to understand why schizophrenia and bipolar disorder patients, prescribed antipsychotic medications, often rapidly gain weight (which can lead to prediabetes). New research provides a strong indication as to why this happens.

Too many drugs given to people with learning difficulties

London - A new review of drugs policy has found that people with learning difficulties have been over-prescribed medications. This includes psychiatric drugs without any recorded diagnosis.

New concern about antipsychotic drug misuse in nursing homes

New York - A new report indicates that antipsychotic drugs have been administered to elderly patients in nursing homes in New York City. The drugs were used to pacify thousands of senior citizens even though many have no mental illnesses and may not need them.

Concern over antipsychotic 'drug overuse' in nursing homes

A report has expressed concerns about the level of antipsychotic drug prescriptions throughout nursing homes in the U.S.

J&J in court over mis-marketing 'dangerous' antipsychotic drug

Little Rock - The state of Arkansas is taking legal proceedings against a subsidiary of 'big pharma' company Johnson and Johnson over the marketing of an antipsychotic drug. The state claims that the drug's side effects were suppressed.

Antipsychotic drugs shorten lifespan of Alzheimer’s patients

A UK research study finds that prescribing antipsychotic drugs “off-label” to calm Alzheimer's patients nearly doubles the risk of patient death over three years

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