Antipsychotic

Antipsychotics are psychotropic drugs used to treat psychotic symptoms. They are also known as neuroleptics because they produce neurological side effects such as major tranquilizers (medicinal drugs used to reduce stress or anxiety), D2 receptor blockers, and anti-schizophrenic drugs.

Classification

  • Phenothiazine’s
  • Thioxanthene
  • Butyrophenones
  • Diphenyl butyl
  • Piperidine
  • Indolic derivatives
  • Dibenzoxazepines
  • Atypical antipsychotic

Examples of the drug which are basically common names are for example ( chlorpromazine, thioridazine, haloperidol, olanzapine)

Indication

Organic psychiatric disorder

  1. Delirium
  2. Dementia
  3. Delirium tremens
  4. Drug induced psychosis and other organic mental

Disorder Functional

  1. Schizophrenia.
  2. Schizoaffective disorder.
  3. Paranoid disorder.

Mood disorders

  1. Mania
  2. Major depression with psychotic

Symptoms Childhood disorder

  1. Attention -deficit hyperactivity disorder
  2. Autism
  3. Enuresis
  4. Conduct disorder

Neurotic and other psychiatric disorder

  1. Anorexia
  2. Intractable Obsessive compulsive disorder
  3. Severe, intractable and disabling anxiety

Medical disorder

  1. Huntington’s disorder
  2. Intractable Hiccough
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Tickets disorder
  5. Eclampsia
  6. Heatstroke
  7. Pain in malignancy
  8. Tetanus

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