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- n. See antipsychotic drug.
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- n. An antipsychotic drug.
- adj. Having antipsychotic properties.
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- n. tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
Whether long-term neuroleptic use produces additional brain dysfunction is uncertain, but this is quite likely.
It is sometimes described as a neuroleptic or a 'major tranquilliser', though this last term is fairly misleading, as this type of medicine is not just a tranquilliser, but has many actions in a variety of mental illnesses.
A potentially fatal complex referred to as neuroleptic malignant syndrome has been reported with anti-psychotic drugs, including aripiprazole.
Thorazine (chlorpromazine) and other so-called neuroleptic drugs can sometimes cause the acute onset of a variety of movements, including a very restless ants-in-the-pants feeling and behaviors like the ones you describe.
As with all antipsychotic medications, a rare and potentially fatal condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) has been reported with Geodon.
The drug also can cause increased mortality in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis, suicidality, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, cataracts, seizures, increases in blood pressure and movement disorders in neonates when their mothers take it.
We would replace our backward state hospital system with newer and better neuroleptic drugs and free comprehensive community care.
It will be a potential medical disaster because most catatonic-like states are now caused by drug toxicity, including neuroleptic malignant syndrome from the antipsychotic drugs and serotonin syndrome from the serotonergic antidepressants.
Thankfully, by the end of the decade, the advent of powerful new neuroleptic drugs, including anti-depressants and anti-psychotics, promised a more humane, if still controversial, path to controlling runaway minds.
Fifth, these drugs cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a potentially fatal disorder that mimics viral encephalitis.