Name given to range of drugs used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Controls symptoms. Includes Largactil, Stelazine and Modecate. Controversy over their side effects.
Drugs which block dopamine receptors and which are used to treat severe psychiatric diseases
Medications used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Most currently used neuroleptics work by antagonizing CNS dopamine receptors. More recently introduced neuroleptics have a lower associated risk of side effects, including neurologic syndromes, and work by antagonizing both dopamine and serotonin receptors in the brain.
Another term for antipsychotic medications.
these substances, also called “powerful tranquilizers”, are antagonists of dopamine, which found in the brain, and strongly suppress the occurrence of events connected with schizophrenia; there substances are used mainly in medicine
Major tranquilizing drugs that numb the mind and slow the body. Most neuroleptics act on the same chemical transmitter—dopamine—and have multiple side effects, e.g., Haldol, respiridol.
Another name for antipsychotic drugs that often act by blocking dopamine receptors in the brain.
Another name for anti-psychotic medication
are a class of psychiatric medicines that are used to treat psychosis and a variety of other conditions. Thorazine and Haldol are examples.
Anti-psychotic drugs These medications can worsen the Parkinsonism and/or decrease the cognition and/or increase the hallucinations. Neuroleptic Malignancy Syndrome, a life-threatening illness, has been reported in persons with Lewy Body Dementia. For this reason, it is very important that the proper diagnosis is made and that healthcare providers are educated about the disease.
A range of medications used to treat psychotic illnesses.
drugs that block dopamine receptors, usually prescribed to treat psychiatric symptoms
A group of psychotropic drugs used mainly in the treatment of schizophrenia, having also a tranquilizing effect, suppressing anxiety, followed by anti-emetic effect, etc.
PDD: finding a diagnosis and getting help, M Waltz Medication used to treat a wide variety of mental illness. Most affect dopamine production or absorption, some work on serotonin.
A term sometimes used to refer to conventional antipsychotic medications because they cause neurological (extrapyramidal) side effects. Because the newer atypical antipsychotics are much less likely to cause extrapyramidal side effects, this term is not used to refer to the newer medications.
a class of drugs used to treat schizophrenia that work by blockading the dopamine receptors.
Medications used in the treatment of schizophrenia that have antipsychotic properties.
(nur-o-lep-tiks): Medications with an antipsychotic effect that are used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses. (Also known as antipsychotics.)
A term that refers to the effects of antipsychotic drugs on a patient, especially on his or her cognition and behavior.