Neuroleptics


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Neuroleptics

Any of a class of drugs used to treat psychotic conditions.

neuroleptics

; antipsychotics; 'major tranquillizers' pharmacological agents that tranquillize without impairing consciousness or causing paradoxical excitement; used to treat schizophrenia; side-effects include extrapyramidal symptoms (e.g. parkinsonism, dystonia, dyskinesia, tardive dyskinesia) and hypotension in the elderly; examples include haloperidol (Serenace), fluphenazine (Depixol), chlorpromazine (Largactil), trifluoperazine (Stelazine) and risperidone
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If akathisia is misdiagnosed as delirium and treated with neuroleptics, the clinical picture may not improve, challenging the clinician to augment the dose of neuroleptics; the symptoms may then deteriorate.
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome in children and adolescents.
Although the behavioral mechanisms through which neuroleptics exert their effects remain undefined, behavioral research on the stimulant medication methylphenidate (MPH) has included evaluation of drug effects on disruptive behavior among children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) via functional analysis (Northup et al.
In 1996, risperidone's sales topped $500 million, a sum greater than that spent on all other neuroleptics combined.
While considering the possibility of depression in schizophrenia a number of differentials have to be kept in mind like medical or organic causes, negative symptoms of schizophrenia, neuroleptic induced negative symptoms and schizoaffective disorders (13,14).
Dyskinetic symptoms in profoundly retarded residents following neuroleptic withdrawal and during methylphenidate treatment.
He said I would have to stay on powerful neuroleptic psychiatric drugs, also known as antipsychotics, for the rest of my life.
Informed consent, I believe, should be obtained in writing especially when neuroleptics such as Haldol, Risperdal, and the like are about to be prescribed.
Researchers have linked sedatives called neuroleptics - used to deal with symptoms such as aggression and agitation - to an increase in patients' deaths.
there are cases where neuroleptics should be avoided (identity crises type of psychoses; malignant isolation group) (p.
Without regular review of medication, older people can remain sedated on neuroleptics for years, with very detrimental consequences.
Neuroleptics, also known as "anti-psychotics", have been prescribed to patients for a lifetime, while told they were free from harm.