the extended maintenance of posture, usually seen in catatonia.
The nurse raises the arm of a patient and the patient continues to hold this position in statue like manner
Repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements
usually involves the toes, neck, trunk, tongue, fingers or pelvis
caused by dopamine blockage, usually high dose long term therapy
Tardive continues even after drug is D/C
1st generation antipsychotics
Examples of 2nd generation antipsychotics
Clozaril (may cause AGRANULOCYTOSIS)
examples of 3rd Generation antipsychotics
which category of antipsychotics causes weight gain
which generation of antipsychotic treats which symptoms?
1st gen treats positive
2nd gen treats positive and negative
which category of antipsychotics lowers the seizure threshold
which category of antipsychotic cause the most motor side effects?
what are some common Extrapyramidal side effects caused by antipsychotics
most pts build up a tolerance to the side effects over months / if they don't you will have to decrease the dose or add a anticholinergis or antioarkinsonian drug (to normalize the ratio of dopamine to Ach)
What is Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome?
caused by too much dopamine blockage
develops over 24-72 hrs, usually early in med therapy