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    Flupentixol-Melitracen 2 1. ANTIPSYCHOTIC 1.1 Antipsychotic An antipsychotic also known as neuroleptic is a tranquilizing psychiatric medication which is used to treat psychosis‚ schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Now it is increasingly being used to treat the non-psychotic disorders. Psychosis disorder included delusions or hallucinations. Delusion is the pathological condition that is the result of an illness or progressing of illness. A first generation of antipsychotics was discovered in the

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    First Generation and Second Generation Antipsychotics First Generation atypical antipsychotics (FGA) were introduced to the United States in the 1950’s as a way to help individuals who experienced psychosis (Preston‚ O’Neal‚ & Talaga‚ 2013). FGA are characterized by low and high potencies. FGA are broken down by potency to distinguish if the medication is a higher or lower amount and the frequency needed to result in effective treatment. Researchers noticed FGA were effective in treating psychotic

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    Overview of Antipsychotics As discussed by (Jasovic-Gasic‚ et.al.2012)‚ over half a century ago through serendipitously actions‚ by Daley et.al stumbled on a discovery that would change the thought of pharmacologic treatment of psychotic illness for good. Delay discovered that antihistamine (chlorpromazine) was effective in relieving psychotic symptoms. This discovery catalyzed further conduct of investigative experiments to explain this phenomenon. The experiments conducted‚ on animal subjects

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    twice before giving antipsychotics to your children According to a new report (http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2339963)‚ during the past several years‚ antipsychotics have gained popularity as treatments for psychiatric disorders in young people. The number of teens and young adults who are being prescribed antipsychotics is on the rise‚ yet little is known about trends and patterns of their use in the United States. Be cautious with antipsychotics “Great caution should

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    first episode psychosis. Treatment options and medications can differ as can dosages of antipsychotic medication. The aim of this essay is to discuss the differences between treatment of first episode psychosis and more established schizophrenia. The average age for onset of schizophrenia

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    clinicians should devise individualised treatment plans taking into consideration patient’s background and their most severe and harmful symptomology. Biological treatments Antipsychotic drugs Antipsychotic drugs are typically an efficacious treatment for the positive symptoms of schizophrenia (Foussias & Remington‚ 2010). Most antipsychotics are thought to reduce positive symptoms because they block dopamine receptors. Therefore‚ their effectiveness reinforces the dopamine hypothesis.

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    BNF 70. Searching for literature in databases such as Web of Science and Cochrane gives search results such as case reports and double-blind studies‚ repeatedly mentioning that a specific benzodiazepine‚ clonazepam‚ may be effective in treating antipsychotic-induced akathisia. In fact‚ clonazepam is used off-label in the United States and United Kingdom for this specific indication. This means that clonazepam is likely to be useful in the treatment of EPSEs‚ including

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    inability to experience pleasure. Side effects are usually relatively minor‚ and blood monitoring is not necessary. Risperdal is the first new front-line treatment option in twenty years. How is Risperdal different from other antipsychotic medications? Conventional antipsychotics such as Haldol‚ Stelazine‚ and Prolixin have treated positive symptoms in many patients for several years. However‚ they do not satisfactorily affect the negative symptoms‚ and they often cause uncomfortable or intolerable

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    Prescription Abuse Seen In U.S. Nursing Homes Powerful Antipsychotics Used to Subdue Elderly; Huge Medicaid Expense By LUCETTE LAGNADO December 4‚ 2007; Page A1 In recent years‚ Medicaid has spent more money on antipsychotic drugs for Americans than on any other class of pharmaceuticals -- including antibiotics‚ AIDS drugs or medicine to treat highblood pressure. One reason: Nursing homes across the U.S. are giving these drugs to elderly patients to quiet symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and

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    establish baseline measures for individual clients and evaluate changes in medication and other non-medical strategies for reducing unwanted side-effects. The identification and assessment of antipsychotic side-effects is an important area for client and professional carer education. KEY WORDS: antipsychotic medication‚ case manager‚ LUNSERS‚ side-effects. INTRODUCTION The aim of this paper is to describe how the Liverpool University Neuroleptic Side-Effect Correspondence: Paul Morrison‚ School

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    America Gomez Mr. Peterson A.P. Psychology Per 04 5/ 30/13 Research Paper: Schizophrenia For my research topic I chose the disorder Schizophrenia. We learned about it around the end of this school year. I wanted to learn more about Schizophrenia‚ which is why I chose it for my research topic. I will tell you what this disorder is‚ how it is treated‚ how it may be caused and much more. The definition of schizophrenia taken from dictionary.com is‚ a severe mental disorder characterized

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    (Davis‚ Kahn‚ Ko‚ & Davidson‚ 1991). It had emerged in the 1960s through the observation of the effects of antipsychotic drugs and stimulants that increase dopaminergic activity (Birtwistle & Baldwin‚ 1998) (van Rossum‚ 1966). It will be argued in this paper that while the dopamine hypothesis is compelling there are limitations to be considered. Using the study of first generation antipsychotics such as chlorpromazine and sympathomimetic drug amphetamine it will be asserted that the classical theory

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    requires a combination of antipsychotic‚ antidepressant‚ and anti-anxiety medication. Antipsychotic medications help to normalize the biochemical imbalances that cause schizophrenia. They are also important in reducing the likelihood of relapse. (Psych Central‚ National Mental Health Association‚ National Institute for Mental Health‚ National Alliance for the Mentally Ill‚ Internet Mental Health) Psychopharmacology a. Typical Antipsychotics The typical antipsychotics work by blocking postsynaptic

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    Two main categories of treating psychological disorders Psychotherapy– is treatment in which a trained professional therapist‚ uses psychological techniques to help someone overcome psychological difficulties and disorders‚ resolve problems in living‚ or bringing about a personal growth. They do this through discussions and interactions with the therapist. Biomedical Therapy– relies on drugs‚ medications‚ and medical procedures to improve psychological functioning. Therapies Brochure BY:

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    symptoms of schizophrenia and so consequently were used for treatment of schizophrenia. Antipsychotics were used to combat the positive symptoms of schizophrenia e.g. hallucinations and auditory hallucinations‚ which are come from having an overactive dopamine system in the brain. When Dopamine was discovered in 1952‚ drugs were created to help reduce the amount of dopamine in the brain. Conventional antipsychotics reduce the effects of dopamine‚ and so reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia. They bind

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    Abiodun Aboaba November 19‚ 2010 NR 160: Mental Health Nursing Sara Bagley Assessments Delusions are fixed false ideas that are not based in reality an example was when John saw his boss telling him to kill his wife and the wife had to quickly ran out of the house. Illusions are false perceptions of

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    Syndrome Scale (PANSS)‚ reduces relapse rates of psychosis‚ improve cognitive function in schizophrenia‚ and improve manic symptoms in bipolar disorder (Salwan et al. 2013). Because risperidone has a different side effect profile than typical antipsychotic medications like haloperidol‚ it provides an essential alternative treatment for those people who cannot tolerate the older medications (Suh‚ Greenspan‚ and Choi 2006). Major psychosis may go under-treated because of

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    K.G. is a single seventy-six-year-old First Nations male living with dementia and he has a history of alcohol abuse. K.G. has been living at Central City Lodge for eight years now. K.G. has a significant impairment of remote and recent memories. He has cognitive deficits in the ability to think abstractly and alterations in his language ability (aphasia). K.G. has poor judgement and a lack of insight into his illness. Currently K.G. has no persecutory delusions or any sensory perceptual disturbances

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    dopamine agonist drug‚ which stimulates the neurons containing dopamine. According to the dopamine hypothesis‚ large doses of the drug lead to the characteristic schizophrenic symptoms‚ hallucinations and delusions. The development and use of Antipsychotic drugs to treat schizophrenia support the dopamine hypothesis. The drugs work by blocking activity of dopamine and have been shown to alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia‚ such as hallucinations‚ delusions and thinking problems associated with the

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    Dementia Simulation Prep- Complete before the Simulation Open Docucare and review patient Cora Smith Read the article: Belavic‚ J.M. ‚ (2009). Alzheimer’s disease: A tangle of the mind. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy.7 (5)‚ 26-33. 1 Describe the pathophysiology for Dementia. Mechanisms leading to dementia include neuron degeneration‚ compression‚ atherosclerosis‚ and trauma. Genetic predisposition is associated with the neurodegenerative diseases‚ including Alzheimer and Huntington diseases. CNS

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