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  • Atypical Antipsychotic

    An atypical antipsychotic that is used for the treatment of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder that will be discussed is quetiapine (trade name Seroquel). Clinical trials studying the mechanism which quetiapine acts on iontropic glutamate receptors in comparison to haloperidol a convention antipsychotic and clozapine which is also an atypical antipsychotic show significant differences in their effects on NMDA, glutamatergic, and AMPA receptors elucidating possible explanations for the absence of EPS in atypical antipsychotic symptoms. In an analysis observing the possible gene expression modulation in NMDA and AMPA receptors suggests that each antipsychotic has a different effect than typical/conventional antipsychotics…

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  • Antipsychotics In Mania

    “The atypical antipsychotics with their proven efficacy against manic symptoms are emerging as candidates for use against the depressive phase of bipolar disorder” (Keck, 2005, p. 34). Antipsychotics are generally used for treatment of mania either alone or in a combination with mood stabilizers (Yatham, 2003). Risperidone, olanzapine and quetiapine have been examined in double blind, placebo-controlled trials for their efficacy in acute mania in monotherapy as well as in combination with mood…

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  • Antipsychotic Case Studies

    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…

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  • Essay On The Pros And Cons Of Antipsychotics

    Antipsychotics are a rather complex method of treatment in treating schizophrenia. They come with many pros but also many cons You have to consider the emotional and physical effect the antipsychotics may have on an individual’s life. You also have to consider the drug and what it is supposed to treat. In this case it ultimately aids in the treatment of schizophrenia, but not everyone sees it as so. Some drugs can render more of the cons than the pros. Ultimately, with schizophrenia and…

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  • Antipsychotic Impairment In Schizophrenia Research

    Schizophrenia is a chronic disabling condition afflicting 1 percent of the population (1) and characterized by symptoms that can be broadly divided into three categories: positive, negative and cognitive. Positive symptoms of schizophrenia include perceptual disturbances in the form of auditory and visual hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech and disorganized behavior. Negative symptoms may include lack of motivation, social withdrawal, poverty of speech and lack of pleasure. Seven…

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  • Antipsychotics Vs Sga

    Both first generation antipsychotics (FGA’s) and second generation antipsychotics (SGA’s) are associated with a wide range of side effects that can lead to patient distress and noncompliance with treatment. First generation antipsychotics are strong D2 antagonists resulting in pronounced extra-pyramidal side effects and increased rates of hyperprolactinemia making them second-line treatments for schizophrenia (Werner). The SGA’s (risperidone, olanzapine, clozapine, quetiapine, paliperidone,…

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  • Lisa Hartling's Antipsychotics In Adults With Schizophrenia

    Biomedical treatment refers to the branch of treatment that assists individuals diagnosed with psychological disorders with the help of prescription medication. According to Lisa Hartling (2012) in her article titled Antipsychotics in Adults with Schizophrenia: Comparative Effectiveness of First-Generation Versus Second-Generation Medications, there are 20 commercial first generation antipsychotics (FGA) and second generation antipsychotics (SGA) that have been approved by the Food and Drug…

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  • Bipolar Disorder In Children

    properly monitored, the children would be safer on the drug then being left untreated. Joyce Harrison, MD, reveals that 14%-20% of children have mental illness. Children with untreated mental illness are more likely to be “expelled from preschool…..become involved in the juvenile justice system, and become chronically ill and unemployed as adults” all of which could have a devastating effect on the child (Harrison). This not only puts their health in danger, but also their chances of success.…

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  • Haloperidol And Quetiapine Case Study

    Haloperidol and Quetiapine In modern medicine, there are two main groups of antipsychotic medicine such as, conventional antipsychotics (1st generation antipsychotics) and atypical antipsychotics (2nd generation antipsychotics). Haloperidol is a conventional antipsychotic which is used to treat schizophrenia and some other forms of psychosis. Haloperidol was developed in the late 1950s by company Janssen, and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1967. (David A. Williams ) …

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  • Schizophrenia Case Study Assignment

    Neurotransmitters travel from one neuron to the other through electrical current, it is either inhibitory or excitatory, this means that the cell either increases or decreases its membrane potential. Synthesis control is crucial for neurotransmitters, it ensures the precursor of neurotransmitters. Moreover, end product inhibition recognizes how much neurotransmitters are in the synaptic cleft. In schizophrenia, neurotransmitters such as dopamine, glutamate, GABA and serotonin play an important…

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