oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Providing an overview of antipsychotic drugs : is schizophrenia a psychiatric challenge? : review
|Article Title||Providing an overview of antipsychotic drugs : is schizophrenia a psychiatric challenge? : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Limpopo and 2 University of Limpopo|
|Publication Date||May 2014|
|Pages||28 - 33|
|Keyword(s)||Antipsychotic drugs, First-generation antipsychotic drugs, Schizophrenia and Second-generation antipsychotic drugs|
"Psychosis" is an umbrella term used in the description of various conditions that involve delusions and hallucinations. This article will focus on the management of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a complex disorder, which provides many pharmacotherapy-related challenges. Advances have been made in the treatment of the condition. However, this requires a team approach, with the pharmacist monitoring treatment, both for safety and efficacy. The involvement of medicines that might possibly modulate the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors is an exciting development that should be monitored.
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