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Doctor insights on: What Types Of Antipsychotic Medications Are There

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Dr. John Moranville
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Antipsychotics (Definition)

These are medications used among other things to treat psychosis. There are two poorly named classes: the typicals, because they used to be typically used, and the atypicals, which are now typically used. They differ in that the so called atypicals are non-neuroleptics and interact with both serotonin and Dopamine receptos, while the typicals ...Read more


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Where can I get antipsychotic drugs?

Antipsychotics: You need to be evaluated by a Psychiatrist first. ...Read more

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How do antipsychotic medications work?

Dopamine blockade: Antipsychotics can work on various neurotransmitters in the brain, but the most frequent mechanism of action is to block brain dopamine receptors. Different medications impact different receptor subtypes and lead to varying effects. ...Read more

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What are some new antipsychotic medications being used?

Zyprexa; Seroquel; : Non-medication treatment and accurate diagnosis are most important 1st steps. ...Read more

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Are antipsychotics safe medications? What are the side effects?

Depends on how used : Almost every medication have side effects some more serious than others. Depending on the use, any medication can be safe or unsafe. Antipsychotic medications have serious side effects and should only be prescribed by those who understand and can manage their benefits and risks. When used in this manner, the safety of any medication can be improved. ...Read more

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What happens if i refuse all antipsychotic medication how long until i relapse if at all?

What happens if i refuse all antipsychotic medication how long until i relapse if at all?

It depends: This depends on the reasons for being given the antipsychotic, how much support you have, and whether you're able to discern when your symptoms are becoming dangerous. Your own physicians can tell you what may happen, much better than we can. They have followed you over time, and we have not. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics stop working and return you to your original state before medications when discontinued? I am definitely not the same as pre medicat

NO: No one and no disease is the same after being on medication, most of medical illnesses have no curative solutions, rather controlling and managing ones. I.E someone with hi blood pressure can't stop his meds and assume he will be the same . Psychopharmacology has advanced significantly and your doctor can work with you so you get the best results with the least possible side effects. ...Read more

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Which drugs have the opposite effects of antipsychotics?

Why?: I am not sure why you would want to cause psychosis, but for people who are prone to psychosis many things can cause or increase psychotic symptoms. Cocaine and methamphetamine frequently cause paranoia, hallucinogens such as LSD, PCP, etc cause hallucinations. Even marijuana can cause psychotic sxs for some ...Read more

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What is depot antipsychotic medication?

What is depot antipsychotic medication?

Long-actng injection: It is the delivery of a medication into a fat deposit by injection that slowly releases medication into the body over one to four weeks generally. It is often a psychiatric medication or a hormone. It an sometimes an important mode of delivery to effectively treat certain conditions under certain circumstances. Do not get the picture of an institutionalized person being forced to be medicated. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of antipsychotic drugs?

No simple answer: There are many different antipsychotic medications with different side effects. Side effects can range from weight gain, sedation, weight loss, sleep problems, movement disorders, dry mouth and many other possibilities. ...Read more