Psych meds 101: Antipsychotics

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Welcome to the second post of my psych meds 101 series on how psychiatric medications work, this time focusing on antipsychotics.  In these posts I’m bringing together my knowledge as a mental health nurse, ex-pharmacist, and gal with depression who’s tried a boatload of meds, and hopefully putting out something that will make it easier to understand the nuts and bolts underlying the meds that so many of us take.  Knowledge is power, after all.

**note: I will exclusively use generic drug names, since brand names vary from country to country

**the first in this series was psych meds 101:antidepressants

Therapeutic uses

Needless to say the primary use of antipsychotic medications is in the treatment of psychosis.  There are a number of other uses, though, and the atypicals (I’ll get to that soon) are more versatile than the older drugs.  Atypical antipsychotics have an important role to play as mood…

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