Drugs which help counteract or reverse psychosis, a disturbance in thought processing and behavior leading to a loss of contact with reality. Amygdala An almond-shaped part the brain structure involved in regulating emotion, and it may also play a role in the association of memories.
psychoactive drugs, commonly known as major tranquilizers, that are used to treat schizophrenia. 542
See atypical antipsychotics, classical antipsychotics.
Drugs that temporarily reduce psychotic symptoms such as agitation, overactivity, hallucinations, and delusions
Drugs used to alleviate the symptoms of conditions such as schizophrenia. Examples include typical antipsychotics such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), and atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone (Resperdal). The newer atypical antipsychotics are thought to have superior effects to other classes of antipsychotic drugs and also to have fewer side-effects.