Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics Photo Antipsychotics are psychiatric drugs which are available on prescription, and are licensed to treat types of mental health problems whose symptoms include psychotic experiencesThey all affect the action of a number of chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters – chemicals which brain cells need to communicate with each other. Dopamine is the main neurotransmitter affected by these medications. If parts of the dopamine system become overexcited, they seem to play a part in generating hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder
  • Depot antipsychotics
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Extrapyramidal side effects
  • Mechanism of action

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