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Schizophrenia - Antipsychotic Drugs Significantly Reduce Relapse Risk

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Five decades worth of evidence demonstrates that antipsychotic drugs can decrease the risk of relapse in patients with schizophrenia by 60%

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Antipsychotic drug may be helpful treatment for anorexia nervosa

Antipsychotic drug may be helpful treatment for anorexia nervosa | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Low doses of a commonly used atypical antipsychotic drug improved survival in a mouse model of anorexia nervosa, University of Chicago researchers report this month.
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Mikayla Price's curator insight, February 27, 2014 3:12 PM

Students at the University of Chicago have studied anorexia by experimenting with mice and the drug olanzapine. Researchers gave the mice little food and forced a lot of exercise, and the mice taking the medicine were more likely to maintain body weight. The challenges with medicating anorexic patients isn't finding the medicine, but getting the patients to take the prescription regularly.