27 Mental Health
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administered to control the symptoms of psychosis such as hallucinations are
1st generation of antipsychotic drugs are
- Haloperidol (Haldol)
- Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
- Thioridazine (Mellaril)
- Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
- Trifluoperzine (Stelazine)
Haloperidol (Haldol) is classified as a ___________.
hint: others are phenothiazines
2nd generation of antipsychotic drugs are often referred to as
"atypical" antipsychotics or typical roleptics.
2nd gen antipsychotic drugs include
- Aripiprazole (abilify)
- risperidone (Risperdal)
- clozapine (Clozaril)
- olanzpine (Zyprexa)
- quetiapine (Seroquel)
- ziprasidone (Geodon)
Paliperiodone (Invega) - newest atypical
Most psychiatric drugs react on the
they leave the blood stream to enter the interstitial fluid, the CSF and/or the cells of the brain
Some drugs cannot cross the blood brain barrier in an active form, but will cross in an _________form that later changed into the active metabolite within the brain
The time (typically in hours) that it takes for plasma concentrations of a drug to decrease to half of an initial value?
Describing "feeling antsy"
Inability to keep still
Pacing the floor
Not being frightened
Expressing thoughts of worry or concerns
Having fears, even unable to state the source of worry
Often having somatic sx
Exhibiting escalating anxiety and anger
Possibly demonstrating destructive behavior
Most comomon and consists of a subjective sense of restlessness with perceived need to pace or otherwise move continuously
consists of sustained, involuntary muscle spasms; these most commonly involve head and neck, but occasionally occur in the other muscle groups
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