What Do Antipsychotic Drugs Do? | Antipsychotic Drugs Are Used To Treat..

Antipsychotic drugs are used in psychosis and other mental and emotional disorders’ treatment.

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What do antipsychotic drugs do?

Mechanism of action

  • Mesolimbic and meso frontal systems (concerned with emotional reactions). 

The alpha-adrenergic blockade causes Sedation. 

  • Anti-dopaminergic drugs cause the EPS (Extrapyramidal Symptoms)
  • Atypical antipsychotics have anti serotonergic (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) and adrenergic and antihistaminic actions. These are therefore called serotonin-dopamine antagonists.

Antipsychotic drugs are used to treat...

Treat organic psychiatric disorders 

Treat functional disorders 

Read: Is Schizophrenia a Disability?

Treat mood disorders 

Also read: What Is Mood Disorder?: Types, Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment

 Treat childhood disorders 

Treat neurotic and other psychiatric disorder 

  • Anorexia nervosa 
  • Intractable obsessive-compulsive disorder 
  • Severe, intractable and disabling anxiety 

Treat medical disorders 


Side effect of antipsychotic drugs

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