Professor Victoria Richards offers insight on medications used to treat mental disorders

Professor Victoria Richards

Professor Victoria Richards

Victoria Richards, associate professor of medical sciences in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, is available to discuss media reports that medications used to treat schizophrenia and other mental disorders were found in the home of Miriam Carey, the 34-year-old woman who was killed near the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 3.

“Medications for schizophrenia are typically antipsychotics and lithium, which is a mood stabilizer,” Richards said. “However, antipsychotic medications are diverse in their chemistry and can produce a variety of effects throughout the body, including adverse effects in the brain.”

To speak to Richards, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449.

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