Antipsychotic Drugs

  title={Antipsychotic Drugs},
  author={Stephen M. Lasley},
The term psychosis refers to a variety of mental disorders characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: diminished and distorted capacity to process information and draw logical conclusions, hallucinations, delusions, incoherence or marked loosening of associations, catatonic or disorganized behavior, and aggression or violence. Antipsychotic drugs lessen these symptoms regardless of the underlying cause or causes. These agents are prescribed for the treatment of mania, some movement… CONTINUE READING