Antipsychotic medications are considered as the best mode of treatment for mental ailments like schizophrenia, psychotic agitation and bipolar disorder and are also used in the treatment of non-psychotic ailments like autism, Tourette syndrome and anxiety. These medications are known to block the receptors in the brain. They are called dopamine antagonists where Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that ensures that messages are passed from one brain cell to another.

Typical antipsychotics are also known as first generation antipsychotics (developed first in 1950s). This method is rarely used for the treatment of psychotic symptoms like prochlorperazine. There are second generation antipsychotics, which are referred to as atypical antipsychotics. The second generation actually replaces the first generation in certain factors. Typical antisychotics are also used for the treatment of agitations, acute mania etc.

Antipsychotic restricts or slows down the function of dopamine. Dopamine is one of the neurotransmitters in the brain and they are responsible for the stimulation between the brain cells. So if there is an excess of dopamine too much stimulation occurs which leads to unclear messages and hence shows symptoms of psychosis. Antipsychotics are dopamine antagonists and they restrict the absorption of dopamine from the blood.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 06:33

2 minutes to rescue 8 people.

                   Just two minutes!  Not much, right? By that time, you can boil the water in the electric kettle, heat the dinner in the microwave, and... save someone's life. How? Just go to and register as an organ donor.  The problem of too few donors in Canada is quite serious.  Particularly in Ontario, where many people do not sign the necessary consent for organ donation after death and the decision falls to their loved ones.  

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