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  • adj. Counteracting or diminishing the symptoms of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, paranoia, and bipolar disorder.

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  • adj. Preventing or counteracting psychosis.
  • n. Any of a group of drugs used to treat psychosis.

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  • n. tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired

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Examples

  • According to the Wall Street Journal “the growth in antipsychotic-drug prescriptions for children is slowing as state Medicaid agencies heighten their scrutiny of usage and doctors grow more wary of the powerful medications.”

    Wonk Room » The WonkLine: May 18, 2009

  • Tardive dyskinesia may result in patients on long term antipsychotic treatment or may appear after said drug therapy has been stopped.

    Greg Gutfeld: FU TO THE FU TO THE IOFU

  • A previous study with EVP-6124 in chronic schizophrenia patients on stable long term antipsychotic medications demonstrated that it was well tolerated and produced significant effects on a variety of electrophysiologic measures of brain function assessing sensory processing and working memory formation.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • Although many millions of people are seriously harmed each year by the so-called antipsychotic drugs, relatively few victims are able to bring malpractice or product liability suits.

    Dr. Peter Breggin: Antipsychotic Drugs, Their Harmful Effects, and the Limits of Tort Reform

  • To compound the tragedy, the study found that more children were being given the most toxic psychiatric drugs, the so-called antipsychotic drugs, than a similar group of adults labeled bipolar.

    Dr. Peter Breggin: Psychiatry Makes War on "Bipolar Children"

  • Ten percent to 20 percent of those who see heavy combat develop lasting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and about a fifth of those who get treatment receive a prescription for a so-called antipsychotic medication, according to government numbers.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Ten to 20 percent of those who see heavy combat develop lasting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and about a fifth of those who get treatment receive a prescription for a so-called antipsychotic medication, according to government numbers.

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  • So-called antipsychotic drugs are designed to help control hallucinations, delusions and other abnormal behavior in people suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but they're also given to hundreds of thousands of elderly nursing home patients in the U.S. to pacify aggressive behavior related to dementia.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • "There are times when you have to wonder if an antipsychotic is the best treatment," Brandt said.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Well not only am I on 600 mg of Seroquel, an atypical antipsychotic, that is know to raise blood sugars, but I have been put on a temporary dose of Zyprexa, 5 mg, for up to two weeks.

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