Antipsychotics


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Antipsychotics

A class of drugs used to control psychotic symptoms in patients with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and delusional disorder. Antipsychotics include risperidone (Risperdal), haloperidol (Haldol), and chlorpromazine (Thorazine).
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Oh, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues conducted a systematic review to assess the benefits and harms of antipsychotics for preventing delirium in adults.
Roozbeh Nikooie, M.D., also from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a systematic review to examine the benefits and harms of antipsychotics for treating delirium in hospitalized adults.
Atypical antipsychotics are much better than the conventional antipsychotic and do not cause extra pyramidal symptoms.
Part I of this note will describe the history of first-generation antipsychotics and the subsequent development of second-generation antipsychotics associated with a rapid expansion of prescribed uses.
Until better treatment options become available, second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) continue to have an important but limited role in the treatment of behavioral disturbances in dementia.
Studies estimate that there are at least 1,800 extra deaths each year among people with dementia as a result of their taking antipsychotics.
The researchers analyzed the use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines six months before and six months after persons with Alzheimer's disease begun using an opioid.
"Certain antipsychotics have different levels of risk of metabolic side effects."
The literature that talks about the cardiovascular prognostic regarding the antipsychotics is insufficient and the data are contradictory.
The course of behavioural problems in elderly nursing home patients with dementia when treated with antipsychotics. International Psychogeriatrics, 21(5):931- 940.
He was lead author of a recent Spanish multidisciplinary consensus report on iatrogenic hyperprolactinemia secondary to antipsychotic agents.