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How do conventional antipsychotics treat delusional disorder?

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The primary medications used to attempt to treat delusional disorder are called anti-psychotics. Doctors have used conventional anti-psychotics (a.k.a. neuroleptics) to treat mental disorders since the mid-1950s. They work by blocking dopamine receptors in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter researchers believe help trigger delusions. Conventional anti-psychotics include Thorazine, Loxapine, Prolixin, Haldol, Navane, Stelazine, Trilafon, and Mellaril.

SOURCES:

Intelihealth: "Delusional Disorder."

Disorders.org: "Delusional."

Medscape: "Delusional Disorder."

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV: "Delusional Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 19, 2018

SOURCES:

Intelihealth: "Delusional Disorder."

Disorders.org: "Delusional."

Medscape: "Delusional Disorder."

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV: "Delusional Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 19, 2018

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