neuroleptic

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neuroleptic

[‚nu̇r·ō′lep·tik]
(pharmacology)
A drug that is useful in the treatment of mental disorders, especially psychoses.
Pertaining to the actions of such a drug.
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We summarized the existing evidence over the antipsychotic, antidepressants and mood stabilizers medication side effects in the somatic state of the patients with schizophrenia, recurrent major depression and bipolar disorder.
Patients under treatment with first or second generation antipsychotics have an increased risk of cardiac arrest compared to the ones without treatment, with or without psychiatric disease, from 1,5 to 5,8 times higher according to the type on antipsychotic and the defining criteria of the cardiac arrest that we take into consideration.
At the other end of the spectrum is the prolactin-sparing antipsychotic aripiprazole, which is associated with sexual dysfunction in about 5% of treated patients.
Thorne's (2008) Interpretive Description qualitative methodology was used to explore relatives' understanding of the use of antipsychotic medication for managing BPSD in their relative with dementia in the RAC setting.
Various researches were carried out on Asian Psychotropic Prescription Pattern (REAP) to access antipsychotic medications and psychotropic co-treatments in Asian patients with schizophrenia.6 One of the studies was on the use of Clozapine in patients with Schizophrenia.
Symptoms that do not usually respond to an antipsychotic include wandering, social withdrawal, shouting, pacing, touching, cognitive defects, and incontinence.
The committee has called on the Welsh Government to ensure that all health boards are collecting and publishing standardised data on the use of antipsychotic medication in care homes and report back to it on progress within 12 months.
The study included women without pre-existing diabetes who received antipsychotic drugs during the three months before pregnancy, and compared women who continued to take medication during the first half of pregnancy to those who stopped during pregnancy.
Roozbeh Nikooie, M.D., also from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a systematic review to examine the benefits and harms of antipsychotics for treating delirium in hospitalized adults.
Initiating an opioid analgesic reduced the use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines in persons with Alzheimer's disease, a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.