NIMH acknowledges that antipsychotics worsen prospects for long term recovery

Thomas Insel, the Director of the National Institute on Mental Health comments on a recent study of the long term effects of antipsychotic maintenance for schizophrenics. The study looked at patients who discontinued antipsychotics compared to those who were maintained on antipsychotics. ...by seven years, the discontinuation group had achieved twice the functional recovery rate: … Continue reading NIMH acknowledges that antipsychotics worsen prospects for long term recovery

A brain disease AND (fill in the blank)

    Not addiction related, but a very interesting look at  new directions for treating and understanding schizophrenia.   The article opens by reflecting on where we stand with our attempts to understand the causes:   ...the outcome of two decades of serious psychiatric science is that schizophrenia now appears to be a complex outcome … Continue reading A brain disease AND (fill in the blank)