Volume 1, Issue 11


Psychotic Disorders and the use of Antipsychotic Medications:
A Review


Author: Abimbola Farinde,
500 Medical Center Blvd, Webster, Texas, USA

Abstract: The diagnosis of a psychotic disorder has the ability to significantly impact a person’s viewpoints, interaction, understanding, and communication with the outside world. It is estimated that about 1% of the world’s population has a psychotic disorders with men and women being equally affected. The symptoms of psychotic disorders have the potential to negatively impact every facet of an individual’s life, and impair an individual’s ability to engage in social, occupational, or academic functions which are generally requirements of daily living. The existence of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, schizophreniform, delusional disorders can display negative symptoms, positive symptoms, cognitive disturbances but the advent of first and second generation antipsychotic medications have the ability to alleviate some of these symptoms and enable some suffers to achieve some semblance of normal functioning through maintenance therapy.

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