Atypical Antipsychotic

Science / Psychiatry / Atypical Antipsychotic: A newer class of antipsychotic, developed with the aim of offering better symptom control and fewer EPS related side effects compared with older medications.

Typical Antipsychotics

Science / Psychiatry / Typical Antipsychotics: Older, first-generation medications used to treat serious mental illness. Different from the atypical antipsychotics in that they seldom have an effect upon the negative symptoms and often result in g MORE

Atypical Antipsychotic

Science / Psychiatry / Atypical Antipsychotic: A newer class of antipsychotic, developed with the aim of offering better symptom control and fewer EPS related side effects compared with older medications. MORE

Typical-Conventional Antipsychotic

Science / Psychiatry / Typical-Conventional Antipsychotic: The name given to the older antipsychotic drugs developed for control of the symptoms of schizophrenia. These drugs are typically associated with a high incidence of side effects, especially EPS. MORE

Antipsychotic

Science / Psychiatry / Antipsychotic: Medication used to treat psychosis. MORE

Agranulocytosis

Science / Psychiatry / Agranulocytosis: An acute condition characterised by an abnormally low level of white blood cells, which impairs the body’s ability to fight infection and which therefore has the potential to be fatal. It can be a s MORE

Hyperprolactinaemia

Science / Psychiatry / Hyperprolactinaemia: An abnormally high level of prolactin in the blood which can occur in both men and women. Typical and some atypical antipsychotics can increase serum levels which can result in menstrual and hormonal MORE

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