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How do antipsychotics work?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
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In brief: Block dopamine

Each antipsychotic has a slightly different receptor profile, but the one thing they all have in common is Dopamine receptor blockade.
Though other factors may play a role, it is commonly accepted that increased Dopamine transmission is a major component for the development of psychosis.

In brief: Block dopamine

Each antipsychotic has a slightly different receptor profile, but the one thing they all have in common is Dopamine receptor blockade.
Though other factors may play a role, it is commonly accepted that increased Dopamine transmission is a major component for the development of psychosis.
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