Introduction

The discovery by Delay and Denicker in 1953 that chlorpromazine was effective in treating core psychotic symptoms, i.e. delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking, was one of the most important ever made in psychiatry and among the most important in all of medicine. Chlorpromazine and the other antipsychotic drugs which followed have proven to be of immense benefit to vast numbers of people who experience psychotic symptoms as a component of a diverse group of neuropsychiatric and medical disorders, as well as the result of adverse drug reactions. These drugs have been invaluable in providing clues to the aetiology of schizophrenia and other forms of mental illness with psychotic features and as tools in understanding fundamental neural processes, especially those involving dopamine, the key neurotransmitter involved in psychosis. This chapter will describe the various classes of antipsychotic agents, with emphasis on the newer classes of agents, their mechanism of action, their benefits and adverse effects, and recommendations for their use in clinical practice. The drugs used to treat the extrapyramidal side-effects produced by these agents are also considered.

Break Free From Passive Aggression

Break Free From Passive Aggression

This guide is meant to be of use for anyone who is keen on developing a better understanding of PAB, to help/support concerned people to discover various methods for helping others, also, to serve passive aggressive people as a tool for self-help.

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