antipsychotic drugs

  • Counselling and Support
    October 20, 2015  

    More than 2 million Americans have schizophrenia, a chronic brain disorder that can causes hallucinations, delusions, memory problems and depression. A new landmark study finds that high levels of potent antipsychotic drugs is not as effective a treatment as lower doses combined with therapy and support. Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Robert Heinssen of the National Institute of Mental Health. Continue reading

  • schizophrenia
    July 24, 2014  

    A study published this week found that at least 100 different genes are associated with the condition. Genetics have long been assumed to play a role, but for the first time researchers found that genes in the immune system are involved. Dr. Steven Hyman of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research joins Judy Woodruff to discuss new understanding of the disease as well as new opportunities. Continue reading