Card Set Information
Neurosis, Phobias, Psychosis and Schizophrenia
What is Neurosis?
A mental disorder arising from stress or anxiety in enviroment
No loss to contact with reality
What is Phobia?
Irrational fear of something
What is Psychosis?
A chronic psychotic disorder
Retreat from reality
Delusions and hallucinations
What is Schizophrenia?
Same as Psychosis
What is the MOA?
Block Dopamine(D2) receptors in the dopamine pathways of the brain
What are the adverse reactions?
Nonereversible bone marrow depression
Dystonia and akathisia
What are the special conciderations?
Takes 6 to 12 wks to work
Discontinuation may lead to relapse of symptoms
Name 5 most prescribed antipsychotics