Antipsychotics have been recommended mainly to be used in treatment-refractory MDD.
Multivariate analyses revealed that compared to the nonantipsychotic group, MDD patients on antipsychotics was associated with poorer patients' and families' satisfaction with treatment.
In 2012, Medicare Part D plans paid about $363 million for antipsychotics used by dementia patients aged 66 years and older.
Among those who did not reside in a nursing home, 14% were prescribed antipsychotics.
From 2002, multiple regulatory agencies across different countries have issued warnings that atypical antipsychotics
(second generation) might be associated with an increased risk of stroke or mortality.
Because of the aging population and widespread prescription of antipsychotics
to older patients, clinicians need information on the relative risks of using these medications in this population.
In a meta-analysis, the other prolactin-sparing antipsychotics
included ziprasidone, with a 10% rate, quetiapine at 12%, and olanzapine with a 20% rate.
One relative felt the use of antipsychotics
was: 'just a way of managing people .
exposed were atypical antipsychotics
Governments are focused on creating awareness regarding mental health and psychological illnesses, which is further anticipated to drive the demand for antipsychotics
As a selective serotonin inverse agonist (SSIA), pimavanserin is a new class of antipsychotic
medication with a distinct mechanism of action targeting serotonergic 5-HT2A receptors while avoiding activity at dopamine and other receptors commonly targeted by other antipsychotics
such as haloperidol and chlorpromazine are also still being used extensively, the study found - with no significant shift towards newer, safer types such as risperidone.
2] A multi-country study, the Research on Asian Psychotropic Prescription Pattern (REAP) program,  reported lower rates of polypharmacy with multiple antipsychotics
in China than the average rate in other parts of Asia, both in 2001 (25% versus 47%) and in 2009 (36% versus 43%).
Therefore, even if the individual cost of the medications does not weigh in the choice of prescribing typical antipsychotics
, the paperwork and the scantiness of Special Pharmacies probably contributes for the high prescription rates of haloperidol.
Following the Food Drug Administration (FDA) approval of atypical antipsychotics
in the late 1990s, the use of antipsychotic
medications among nursing home residents increased rapidly over the next 15 years.