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 greater incidences of EPS in patients. The most notable example includes haloperidol and chlorpromazine.
Typical Noun Synonyms: representative, characteristic, conventional, normal, standard, ordinary, regular
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
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