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Chapter 17- Drugs treating Psychotic Disorders and Dementia
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The inability to perceive and interpret reality accurately, think clearly, respond correctly, and function in a socially appropriate manner.
What are the two groups of antipsychotic drugs called?
Typical and Atypical
Highest functional area of the brain. Concerned with activities such as creative thought, judgment, memory and reason.
Particular kind of psychosis that is characterized mainly by a clear sensorium but a marked distrubance in thinking. Interferes with a person's ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others.
A clinical syndrome of progressive, degenerative loss of memory and one or more of these abilities-language skills, judgment, comprehension, problem solving, ability to recognize or identify objects despite intact sensory function and ability to perform motor skills.
One form of progressive dementia. No cure or prevention. Causes a gross, difufuse atrophy of the cerebral cortex. As disease progresses up to 90% of cholinergic neurons in the nucleus basalis baseline may be lost. Usually begins with short-term memory loss.
A sudden disruption in cognitive functioning, most often caused by a physical change in the body, rather than by changes within the brain. Disturbance in the level of consciousness will come and go throughout the day that this disease is present. Use of antipsychotic or sedative will calm the patient.
What is the most commonly used anitpsychotic drug?
Used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses.
Creates its effects by blocking dopamine, alpha, serotonin, and histamine receptors
Major contraindication: Parkinson disease
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