The BfArM is located in Bonn. In the course of moving the government's seat from Bonn to Berlin, the Berlin/Bonn Act specified that the authority was to move from Berlin to Bonn as a compensation measure for the Federal City Bonn. Revenue and expenditure of the BfArM are described in Chapter 1510 of the Federal Budget; the sound budgetary management is monitored by the Federal Ministry of Health ( Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, BMG ) and the Federal Audit Office ( Bundesrechnungshof ). The revenue mainly results from fees charged for official acts. Additional revenues are from mandates assigned by the European Medicines Agency EMA and other healthcare institutions. The BfArM does not engage in any promotion and has no income based on advertising.
Antipsychotics are a class of drugs used commonly to treat psychotic disorders -- conditions in which thinking can be irrational, and people have false beliefs (delusions) or perceptions (hallucinations) -- and sometimes to treat mood disorders such as bipolar disorder or major depression. Different antipsychotics vary in their side effects, and some people have more trouble with certain side effects than with others. The doctor can change medications or dosages to help minimize unpleasant side effects. A drawback to some antipsychotic medications is their potential to cause sedation and problems with involuntary movements as well as weight gain and changes in blood sugar or cholesterol, which require periodic laboratory monitoring.