How Antipsychotics Work | AP Topic Index|Crazymeds’ Forum on Antipsychotics



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Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications (Essential Psychopharmacology Series) Third edition by Stephen M. Stahl

The Prescriber’s Guide (Essential Psychopharmacology Series) Third edition by Stephen Stahl © 2009 Published by Cambridge University Press

Primer of Drug Action 12th edition by Robert M. Julien Ph.D., Claire D. Advokat, Joseph Comaty

Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs 18th edition Adil S. Virani, K. Bezchlibnyk-Butler, J. Jeffries

PDR: Physicians’ Desk Reference 2010 64th edition, as well as the current PI sheets for all the meds.

Mosby’s Drug Consult 2007 (Generic Prescription Physician’s Reference Book Series)

The New Chemotherapy in Mental Illness edited by Hirsch L. Gordon M.D., Ph.D., F.A.P.A. © 1958 Philosophical Library, Inc. Published by Philosophical Library

In addition to any sources not directly referenced in the articles themselves:

Treatment Resistance in Schizophrenia: The Role of Alternative Therapies

Fifty years chlorpromazine: a historical perspective

Time to discontinuation of atypical versus typical antipsychotics in the naturalistic treatment of schizophrenia

The PDSP Ki database

Acute antipsychotic-induced akathisia revisited

Serotonin-based pharmacotherapy for acute neuroleptic-induced akathisia: a new approach to an old problem

Antipsychotic-Induced Movement Disorders - Evaluation and Treatment

Movement Disorders Induced by Antipsychotic Drugs: Implications of the CATIE Schizophrenia Trial

Akathisia: Problem of History or Concern of Today

Understanding drug-induced parkinsonism

Interrelations between psychiatric symptoms and drug-induced movement disorder

Extrapyramidal side-effects of antipsychotics in a randomised trial

Incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms and tardive dyskinesia in schizophrenia

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Medscape

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome in Emergency Medicine

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome The American Journal of Psychiatry

Managing an effective treatment for neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: Mechanisms, Interactions, and Causality





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