Anti Psychotics And Its Effects On People Who Suffer From Hallucinations Or Dilations

781 Words Oct 29th, 2015 4 Pages
I. Over view of anti-psychotics
Antipsychotics are used primarily to help treat people who suffer from hallucinations or dilations. This includes individuals who suffer from Schizophrenia, Bi polar disorder, Dementia or unipolar depression. Antipsychotics can be broken down in to two different categories, Atypical and Typical however they tend to work similarly over all. The main standing difference between the two categories is that atypical antipsychotics block dopamine and have an effect on serotonin levels while Typical Anti-psychotics only block dopamine up take. There is also evidence to support that Atypical Antipsychotics have fewer negative side effects involving movement patters than typical drugs. Although there are many different usages from the more common conditions are schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, delusional disorder and psychotic depression. They may also be used as mood stabilizers or to help stabilizes someone’s mood or erratic behavior.
Method of action: D2 receptor blockage in the brain is the base line property of all antipsychotics. If you do not block the D2 receptor there will be no antipsychotic effect. Since the patience are suffering from delusions blocking the receptor that take up the dopamine keeps the individuals from suffering so severely from their delusions. Since the Dopamine receptors are blocked one of the main sideeffect of this type of treatments in movement disorders. Patience tend to suffer tremors or ridged movements as well as…

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