Antipsychotic Drugs and Stress

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Antipsychotic drugs are critical to the treatment of many psychiatric and neurological disorders. Their mechanism of action is thought to involve antagonism of the dopamine D2 receptor, however, they exert a diversity of effects on other monoamine systems and also modulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. © 2007

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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