Antipsychotic Drugs and Stress

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Abstract

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
Pages226-231
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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