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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