Aripiprazole: Atypical Antipsychotic Chemicals In The Brain

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Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic, second generation, indicated for schizophrenia and other psychoses, is an atypical antipsychotic drug approved by the FDA. The aripiprazole is an antipsychotic drug that works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. It is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, or with other medicines to treat major depressive disorder in adults. “Aripiprazole is also used to treat symptoms of irritability and aggression, mood swings and self-injury related to autism”.( Lynn Marks(2015).
The active ingredient aripiprazole belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. It is used to treat adults who suffer from a disease characterized by symptoms such as hearing, seeing and feeling things that are not there, suspiciousness, mistaken beliefs, incoherent speech and behavior and emotional monotony. People in this state may also feel depressed, guilty, anxious or tense. The
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Its mechanism of action is to modify the activity of natural substances in the brain, and is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia, a psychotic disorder that is characterized as a disturbance that lasts at least 6 months and includes at least 1 month symptoms of the active phase, as they are for example: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior and negative symptoms called. There are two types of drugs, typical and atypical, both tend to block the ladopaminic receptor pathway in the brain. Some side effects include weight gain, agranulocytosis, dyskinesia and tardive akathisia. The aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotics. Atypical antipsychotics are a heterogeneous group of unrelated, except for the fact that its mechanism of action differs from typical antipsychotic drugs. Many have the common power to act on serotonin receptors and dopamine

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