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What drugs do doctors prescribe first to treat psychotic disorders?

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Anti-psychotics are usually the main drugs prescribed, specifically the newer “atypical anti-psychotics” that come with fewer and more tolerable side effects. Some of the medications are available by injection and only need to be taken once or twice a month. This can be easier to manage than remembering to take a pill every day.

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Overview of Psychosis."

MedLinePlus: "Psychotic Disorders."

National Alliance of Mental Illness: "About the First Episodes of Psychosis."

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. 

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on July 17, 2020

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Overview of Psychosis."

MedLinePlus: "Psychotic Disorders."

National Alliance of Mental Illness: "About the First Episodes of Psychosis."

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. 

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on July 17, 2020

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