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Atypical Antipsychotics

Atypical antipsychotics is a term used to describe the newer antipsychotics, such as risperidone, as opposed to the older, typical antipsychotics, such as haloperidol.

Antipyschotics are a type of psychoactive drug which are used to treat a range of mental health problems including psychosis, anxiety and dementia.

Atypical antipsychotics include aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, and ziprasidone.

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