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What types of antipsychotic medications are there?
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Typical and atypical
Currently there are many choices.

In brief: Typical and atypical
Currently there are many choices.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Newer v. Older
Older antipsychotics include drugs like haldol, thorazine, Mellaril and navane.
Newer agents include risperal, zyprexa, seroquel and geodon (ziprasidone). 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.

In brief: Newer v. Older
Older antipsychotics include drugs like haldol, thorazine, Mellaril and navane.
Newer agents include risperal, zyprexa, seroquel and geodon (ziprasidone). 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.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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