FUTURE TRENDS ACTIVITY
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders:
Recent Developments in Atypical Antipsychotic Medications
Atypical antipsychotic medications were initially reported to have fewer negative side effects than earlier conventional neuroleptic medications. They are considered a first line treatment for most forms of schizophrenia. Such drugs are being developed at a rapid clip. The links below provide detailed information about these newer drugs, how they work, side effect profiles, and related resources.
You may use this activity as an opportunity to discuss these newer medications in more detail, including information about what can be done to help individuals suffering from schizophrenia.