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  • What Is Chlorpromazine?

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    Introduction Chlorpromazine (abbreviated CPZ) is an antipsychotic drug, synthesis of which was carried out in 1951 by Paul Charpentier of Rhône-Poulenc. It became available on prescription in 1952 in France, and is currently sold under brand names Thorazine, Largactil, Hibernal and Megaphen. Structure and Properties Chlorpromazine structure is a derivative of phenothiazine (abbreviated PTZ) and contains a heterocyclic ring called thiazine, two phenyl rings, an aliphatic side chain with a basic tertiary

  • Essay On Schizophrenia

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    There are two categories of antipsychotics that could be used for positive symptoms of schizophrenia that could have helped Nathaniel: atypical or typical antipsychotics. Typical medications are the more current conventional medications used today, while the atypical medications are generally not used unless two other typical antipsychotics have been tried (Pandarakalam, 2016). Some of the overall antipsychotic medication side effects include, dry mouth, constipation, extreme fatigue, weight gain

  • Schizophreni A Serious And Chronic Illness

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    Schizophrenia is a serious and chronic illness, typically characterized by symptoms of auditory hallucinations and delusions causing immense impairment to all functions of an individual’s life. The disease is a multifactor risk disorder, with genes and family history posing a significant risk to development of the disorder (Picchioni & Murray, 2008). Picchioni & Murray (2008) note, “despite its relatively low incidence (15.2/100 000), the prevalence of schizophrenia (7.2/ 1000) is relatively

  • Psychotherapeutic Agent Essay

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    Define psychotherapeutic agents. Briefly describe conditions that psychotherapeutiv agents are used to treat. Psychotherapeutic agents are used to treat psychosis by altering mood and behavior. Each type of psychotherapeutic agent act differently but they can affect the mind through receptor block, by inhibition of transporters and ect. The significant role of psychotherapeutic agents in the effective treatment of mental illness is largely dependent on the disorder for that they are largely prescribed

  • Symptoms And Symptoms Of Antipsychotic Medication

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    medication is traditional, such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol, and fluphenazine. These medications have been present since the 1950 's, and they are most effective for treating positive symptoms because they block the dopamine receptors. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that aids in regulating mood and behavior. Schizophrenia is believed to be caused by an excess of dopamine related activity in the brain. By blocking the receptors, the disorder is controlled. Chlorpromazine and other traditional

  • Schizophrenia Is A Severe Mental Disorder Affecting More Than 21 Million People Worldwide

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    In this assignment, schizophrenia is going to be discussed and antipsychotics are going to be critically analysed, from the World Health Organization they have stated that “Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder affecting more than 21 million people worldwide” (WHO, 2016). Schizophrenia is characterized by changes in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and behaviour. The main things that people have occur with this mental health issue are Hallucinations where a person is hearing

  • Antipsychotic Drug Class Essay

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    Antipsychotic drugs are mainly made up of major tranquilizers or neuroleptics also include lithium carbonate. Lithium carbonate is a drug used to treat bipolar mood disorder. This drug class is divided into five chemical classes phenothiazine, chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, and thioridazine. These five classes are all similar to one another and used to treat any psychosis behavior. Antipsychotic drugs fall into two categories first

  • Summary: Antipsychotic Medication

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    understand that the client must be willing to commit to the process of finding the correct cocktail if you will. As for Chlorpromazine this anytpsychotic medication was first introduced in 1957 and shown to reduce hospitalization (Preston, O’Neal and Talaga, 2017). It is known to reduce symptoms of calmness and sedation (Advokat, Comaty and Julien, 2014). Chlorpromazine would be suggested only if Resperidone or Abilify were not effective. Resperidone and Abilify are classified as second generational

  • Evaluate The Dopamine Hypothesis

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    However, as highlighted by Videbeck et al (2014), the therapeutic mechanism of action is only partially understood. Typical antipsychotic drugs such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol, act as antagonist at dopamine receptors (D2, D3, D4), which are situated in central pathways of the brain. Brennan & Gamble (2006), highlighted reports supporting the clinical potency of typical antipsychotics which is determined

  • Drugs And Drug Development Journey

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    demonstrated relaxant and sedative effects (Shen ,1999; Healy, 2004). Their observations and research eventually lead to the synthesis of chlorpromazine in 1950, the first drug with specific antipsychotic action (Yuhas, 2013). Chlorpromazine was the first so called typical/first generation antipsychotic drug, introduced to the market in 1952. The discovery of chlorpromazine is still considered one of the greatest breakthroughs in psychiatric care, and was the first drug in its class