Antipsychotic Medications

1. Describe the original set of antipsychotic medications.

2. Describe the difference (pharmacologically–DA receptors…) between the original antipsychotic medications and the atypical antipsychotic medication.

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3. Argue for one valid reason a schizophrenic patient would rather ask for Haldol over Clozapine (hint: side effects discussion). Be descriptive! Hint: look to one particularly dangerous side effect.

4. Describe a new antipsychotic on the market: Caplyta (Lumaterperone). What is it, how does it work in the brain (what does it affect in the brain), and what is it used for?

5. REAL-WORLD ISSUE: Describe any newer medications for psychotic disorders that are different from the typical and atypical antipsychotics