Psychology & Psychiatry

Antipsychotic meds prompt zombie-like state among patients

Interviews with community members who are taking antipsychotic medication for mental health problems have added to growing concerns about how the drugs are administered, their effectiveness against placebo and the severity ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Neuromotor problems at the core of autism, study says

Rutgers neuroscientists have established that problems controlling bodily movements are at the core of autism spectrum disorders and that the use of psychotropic medications to treat autism in children often makes such neuromotor ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exercise: Psych patients' new primary prescription

When it comes to inpatient treatment of a range of mental health and mood disorders—from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, suicidality and acute psychotic episodes—a new study advocates for exercise, rather than ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When psychotropic medications are used as recreational drugs

Recreational, abused drugs (e.g., cannabinoids; cocaine; and MDMA/ecstasy) appear to increase dopaminergic signaling in the mesolimbic reward pathway which, in turn, reinforces the subjective rewarding, and euphoric effects ...

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