Video presentations on antipsychotic agents
These are short video lectures highlighting the key clinical features of this class of drugs.
A brief introduction to general concepts: definitions and differences between typical and atypical agents.
Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia: A Clinical Overview
The effects of antipsychotics on positive, negative and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia.
The use of antipsychotic agents for the treatment of different phases of bipolar disorder: mania, depression and as maintenance treatment.
An overview of the dopamine theory of schizophrenia, the effects of antipsychotics on dopamine pathways and other non-dopamine mechanisms.
Summary of acute abnormal movements: akathisia, parkinsonism, dystonia.
This article summarizes the most clinically relevant features of long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs, previously known as depot antipsychotics). We discuss general concepts as well as key prescribing facts of individual agents.
The guide also includes two new formulations: aripiprazole lauroxil (Aristada) and 3-month paliperidone palmitate (Invega Trinza).
Professor Mark Taylor is a consultant psychiatrist at the NHS in the UK. He is also Associate Professor at the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia.
He is the coauthor of a paper published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology: “First do no harm.” A systematic review of the prevalence and management of antipsychotic adverse effects”.
Second-Generation Antipsychotics (Atypicals)
This section includes mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics and indications of the most commonly prescribed antipsychotics.
- Mechanism of action
- Mechanism of action
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- New formulations (Aristada, Invega Trinza)
- Practical dosing tables
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