Schizophrenia

Authorities: Psychiatrist sent more than 50,000 fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid nursing home claims

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A Chicago psychiatrist is accused of submitting $190,000 in false claims to Medicare and Medicaid and receiving kickbacks for prescribing antipsychotics.

Study: Low-dose antipsychotics and regular mental health visits extend life expectancy of schizophrenics

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People with schizophrenia are likely to live a significantly longer life if they take lower levels of antipsychotic drugs and see a mental health professional, Johns Hopkins researchers say.

Antipsychotics report will have severe side effects

Antipsychotics report will have severe side effects

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Antipsychotic drugs are often used to calm residents with dementia. This reality is common knowledge among most people who have spent more than a few minutes in a nursing facility. But it is apparently a great revelation to the folks at the Inspector General's office.

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