methods of modifying schizophrenia - antipsychotics (5 mark)

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  • Created on: 09-11-21 11:15
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  • methods of modifying schizophrenia - antipsychotics
    • 1. can be administered orally, with an intramuscular injection or through inhalation
    • 2. TYPICAL -  like Chlorpromazine are the earlier generation of antipsychotic medication and often have an increased risk of side effects like tardive dyskinesia and anticholinergic effects
    • 3. ATYPICAL - Widely used since the 70s
      • The mechanism of action behind atypical antipsychotics like Clozapine, which has been proven by Liu et al (2020) to be the most effective treatment for schizophrenia, is to block various serotonin and dopamine receptors, and they also have varying degrees of a1-blocking, histamine blocking, & muscarinic blocking properties.
      • Side effects likely to occur with the use of atypical antipsychotics can include weight gain, high cholesterol and sun sensitivity among many others.


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