Medications used to treat schizophrenia and related disorders. Also called "neuroleptics." Includes both conventional antipsychotics such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine) and haloperidol (Haldol), and atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone (Risperdal), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), and ziprasidone (Geodon).

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About.com: Antipsychotic Medications
Article with general information, how long they should be used, and side effects. Links to forums, other articles, and a newsletter.
Atypical Antipsychotics - Doctor Z
A brief discussion by a board-certified psychiatrist.
Atypical Antipsychotics: Their Emerging Role in the Treatment of Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder
From "The Bipolar Child"; discusses issues in the use of antipsychotic drugs in children and adolescents.
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