neuroleptic


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Two other studies comparing a benzodiazepine with neuroleptics for delirium were partially controlled and were not included in the analysis.
The diagnosis is accompanied by repeated falls, hypersensitivity to neuroleptics, delusions, nonvisual hallucinations and syncope, or transient losses of consciousness.
Reduced doses or intermittent neuroleptic use may also lessen tardive dyskinesia (TD) symptoms, the report says, but researchers have yet to identify which patients respond to this best.
High potency neuroleptics may induce the neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Psychiatrists have prescribed antipsychotic drugs, also known as neuroleptics, for more than 35 years.
Unlike the work described above for stimulant medications, there is only limited empirical and clinical work examining the behavioral mechanisms of drug action specific to neuroleptic medication on problem behavior among individuals with developmental disabilities (Thompson & Schuster, 1968; Schaal & Hackenberg, 1994; Thompson, Egli, Delaney, & Symons, 1994).
People "with widely disparate emotional and behavior problems [are] regularly funneled into a single diagnostic category, schizophrenia, and then treated with neuroleptics.
Even though oral neuroleptic use was greatest in the DepASch group at 61 per cent whereas depot neuroleptic administration was highest in the DepChrSch group at 83 per cent; Heald et al (1) found no significant relationship between the severity of depression and extrapyramidal symptom.
Psychosis after neuroleptic withdrawal in a manic-depressive patient.
He said I would have to stay on powerful neuroleptic psychiatric drugs, also known as antipsychotics, for the rest of my life.
For example, Zoloft and other neuroleptic medications increase (not decrease) the amount of dopamine absorbed by the brain.
ACP is classified chemically as a phenothiazine neuroleptic.
Another major factor leading to his death was an extremely rare condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome - a reaction to anti-psychotic drugs.
In the book's four chapters, contributors look at trends in pharmacotyping for improved patient care, examine the use of pharmacogenomic time series for modeling of multi-tissue polygenic responses to corticosteroids, consider the potential for genetic detection of antimicrobial resistance determinants in gram-positive cocci, and describe clinical applications of pharmacogenetics in genetic polymorphisms and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
This reaction is most commonly explained as an adverse effect of numerous medications, such as dopamine receptor blocking agents or neuroleptic medications and traditional antipsychotic or antiemetic drugs, such as prochlorperazine or metoclopramide.