ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Hayder Ameer Jabor
Department of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, University of AL-Qadisiyah, Al Diwaniyah, Iraq


  • Short Communication   
    Neuroleptic Medications Side Effects among Patients with Schizophrenia
    Author(s): Hayder Ameer Jabor* and Nashwan Nadhim Hasan

    Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disorder and the most common prevalent among clients in community mental health centers. Neuroleptic medication (antipsychotic) is drug use to reduce psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions. But these drugs have numerous adverse effects there are two kinds of Neuroleptic medication (antipsychotic); typical and atypical, antipsychotics. Parkinsonism is commonly side effect of this medication drug-induced Parkinsonism. This refer to that the difference of activation of excitatory in basal ganglia. Dopamine usually has an excitatory influence on the direct pathway via D1 receptors to facilitate cortically initiated actions and an inhibitory influence on the indirect pathway via D2 receptors, which generally delays voluntary movement through thalamic inhibition. Anticholinergic medications such as procyclidine are effec.. Read More»

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