1-3,19,23,25,26) Since central thermoregulation is mediated by interactions between the noradrenergic, dopaminergic, serotoninergic, and cholinergic pathways, it is unlikely that NMS is due solely to the antidopaminergic effects of neuroleptic drugs
Starting in the early 1990s, he and his associates found that nicotine gum or a nicotine patch enhanced the action of neuroleptic drugs
like haloperidol for controlling the motor and verbal tics of children with Tourette's syndrome (J.
However, when pathological brain changes are observed in connection with neuroleptic drug
treatment, they qualify at best as a footnote.
The investigators were led to their focus on ApoD by studies applying Digital Gene Technologies' TOGA(TM) technology to assess gene expression changes in mouse brain samples over a two week time course following administration of the neuroleptic drug
The neuroleptic drugs
"induce a brain pathology, similar in kind to encephalitis lethargica and Parkinson's disease.
go by trade names such as Thorazine, Haldol, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Risperdal, and many others.
2] receptors) reduced the volume of water consumed but increased chewing behavior, which led the authors to conclude that schedule-induced polydipsia could be a good model to evaluate neuroleptic drugs
owing to its sensitivity to the extrapyramidal effects produced by these substances.
She's had electroshock therapy and been prescribed many neuroleptic drugs
TD is a neurologic condition caused by prolonged use of neuroleptic drugs
, such as antipsychotics.
Iam writing to highlight what I believe to be a scandal, concerning the prescription of neuroleptic drugs
to people with dementia.
A number of causative factors have been found to induce parkinsonism similar to that of idiopathic PD, including vascular insults to the brain, repeated head trauma, neuroleptic drugs
, and manganese toxicity (Adler 1999).
A possible major side effect of antipsychotic therapy is tardive dyskinesia (TD), a neurologic syndrome caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs
such as antipsychotics.
I am writing to highlight the scandal of the over-prescription of neuroleptic drugs
to people with dementia.
The researchers found that residents of nursing homes were more likely to be prescribed neuroleptic drugs
, which are used as a sedative for disturbed patients.
Whitaker cites studies finding that schizophrenics who haven't been drugged do not show higher dopamine levels than non-mentally-ill controls, and that any apparent increase in dopamine receptors in schizophrenics follows, not precedes, the use of neuroleptic drugs