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Antipsychotics

Antipsychotic

An Antipsychotic, also known as Neuroleptic, is used in the treatment of Schizophrenia, Manic Depressive Disorder (Bipolar) and/or other disorders with symptoms of psychosis, delusions, hallucinations, thought disorder, manic or depressive episodes, etc.  They may have a tranquilizing effect.  Some may have an effect on the Dopamine system. They tend to block receptors in the brain's dopamine pathways, but they encompass a wide range of receptor targets: -  dopamine antagonist (blocks), some categorized as typical -  dopamine partial agonists (activates), some categorized as atypical -  serotonin and dopamine antagonists -  MARTA, multi-acting receptor-targeted antipsychotics It's a matter of determining if the benefit outweighs the risk: Some of the Warnings/Adverse effects may include: extrapyramidal effects on motor control akathisia (an inability to sit still) trembling muscle weakness weight gain decrease in brain volume agranulocytosis (lowered white blood cell count) tardive dyskinesia...

An Antipsychotic, also known a...

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