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What Types Of Antipsychotic Medications Are There
Newer v. Older: Older antipsychotics include drugs like haldol, thorazine, Mellaril and navane. Newer agents include risperal, zyprexa, seroquel and geodon. The newer agents are associated with somewhat fewer side effects and long term complications such as tardive dyskinesia, but still have lots of side effects. For many psychiatric disorders, they are the best treatments we have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Zyprexa; Seroquel; : Non-medication treatment and accurate diagnosis are most important 1st steps. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some examples of some of the safer antipsychotic medications for a lifetime of treatment?
Antipsychotic: Different medications fit different patients and their symptoms. All anti-psychotic medications have side effects but most importantly they may not be equally effective for you. Sometimes, you may need to go on a medication with more side effects just to get you to feel better. This should be talked over with your psychiatrist. ...Read more
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