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Atypical Antipsychotics


Updated October 25, 2013


Atypical antipsychotics are so called because they are chemically different from the older antipsychotic medications and some of the side effects are different. "Atypical" really isn't a good description of this group of drugs, since it leaves no room to describe any future medicines that might be developed and belong to a third group.

All antipsychotics are medications meant to control hallucinations, delusions and other psychotic features of illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Some have other effects as well - see the individual listings for more information.

The atypical antipsychotics include:

See also: Typical Antipsychotics

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