Schizophrenia Primer

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D2

This receptor is the primary target of antipsychotics

H1

All antipsychotics except haloperidol block this receptor

Abilify, Geodon

These antipsychotics are preferred for schizophrenic patients at risk for obesity or metabolic risk factors (e.g. diabetes)

Seroquel

This antipsychotic is preferred for schizophrenic patients at higher risk for parkinsonian side effects

Risperdal

This antipsychotic is preferred for schizophrenic patients with poor compliance with medication

Zyprexa

This antipsychotic may have the best compliance in schizophrenic patients

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