antipsychotic antipsychotic

Definition(s):

  • (n) tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired

Usage(s):

  1. Then they put me on an antipsychotic called Risperdal.
  2. Many people spent years on locked wards, their brains slowly gelatinizing from the combination of underlying illness and the blunt-instrument antipsychotic drugs of the day.
  3. With the introduction of strikingly effective antipsychotic drugs such as chlorpromazine and imipramine in the 1950s, the popularity of shock treatment began to wane.

News

  1. Anil K. Malhotra, MD

    This article reviews some of the most recent findings in genetics and pharmacogenetics of schizophrenia—especially those with clinical implications. There are limited data on clinical and biological predictors of antipsychotic drug response.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Psychiatric Times

  2. Goh still unfit to stand trial for 7 killings

    Goh still unfit to stand trial for 7 killings (AP) — His lawyer says a man charged with killing seven people at an East Oakland private college is still delusional and unfit to face trial. The Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/12CY3hB ) says the attorney for One Goh told a court Monday that Goh cannot comprehend the charges filed against him but he's taking an antipsychotic drug at Napa State ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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Quotes

  1. Hope said: "It is unacceptable that antipsychotic drugs are routinely prescribed to people with dementia. More than half of people with dementia will experience agitation or aggression at some point, but guidance from the National Institute for...
    on Nov 12, 2009 By: Phil Hope Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Dr. Daniel Campbell, corresponding author for this article, explains these results: "By applying genetic analysis to the NIMH-funded Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness, we show that variants in a specific gene, RGS4, predict...
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Daniel Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  3. "The inappropriate off-label marketing of antipsychotic drugs to nursing homes is a significant health and safety issue for our seniors," Coakley said in a statement released by her office. "We have taken strong action on this issue in the...
    on Mar 10, 2010 By: Martha Coakley Source: Boston Globe

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