Antipsychotic drugs

A German study just published by Moritz and colleagues provides an interesting insight into antipsychotic drugs used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. Data was collected by asking psychiatric patients to complete a questionnaire about their experiences in taking antipsychotic medication for their mental disorder. The conclusion was that such drugs are effective […]

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DSM 5

The American Psychiatric Association are preparing the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, due for release May 2013. They are currently testing some of their new criteria in field trials. This involves clinicians using the list of proposed clinical characteristics to diagnose patients. Comparisons are then made between clinicians to […]

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