Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines effects of stopping psychiatric medication

Despite numerous obstacles and severe withdrawal effects, long-term users of psychiatric drugs can stop taking them if they choose, and mental health care professionals could be more helpful to such individuals, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers report biomarkers and apps that predict risk of suicide

People being treated for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric illnesses are at greater risk of attempting suicide, but physicians may now have tools to predict which of those individuals will attempt it and intervene early ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New biomarker identified in women with mental illness

Psychiatric disorders can be difficult to diagnose because clinicians must rely upon interpreted clues, such as a patient's behaviors and feelings. For the first time, researchers at University of California, San Diego School ...

Medical research

New target explored for psychiatric drug development

(Medical Xpress)—In a surprising discovery, neuroscientists have found that a breakdown product of cholesterol in the brain may be a target for developing new drugs to treat schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.

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