ANTIPSYCHOTICS 5

Antipsychoticmedications are essentialin treating certain mental disorders. The drugs are instrumental inthe treatment of some kinds of bipolar disorder, schizoaffectivedisorder,and the schizophrenic disorders. The drugs are helpful in thetreatment process as they help in eliminating or reducing the effectsof the mental illness(Luhrmann, 2012). Some of the consequencesof the diseasesthat are possibly under treatment include hallucinations, confusion,and paranoia. The drugs are therefore great at making the particularpatients feeling bettertoformtheir mental illnesses (Luhrmann, 2012). On anaveragedosage,the drugs take an estimate of six weeks of medication to start beingeffective. Moreover, to achieve the full benefits, the patientsshould advisably bringthem for several months.

Thereare various kinds of antipsychotic drugs under administration at thehealth institutions. These drugs exist in differentforms, which areprescribedto patients as per their considerations. There are liquid, capsule,tablets and injected forms of the drugs. There are atypical and thetypicaldrugs (Luhrmann, 2012). The atypical medicines are newdrugs, which have fewer side effects as compared to the typicaldrugs that exist in moist institutions. These atypical drugs arethose, which showed development in the antipsychotics sector sincethe 1970’s (Luhrmann, 2012). The drugs are an improvement of those,which existed earlier. These drugs, according to some specialistshave fewer side effects compared to the rest of the others. Thetypicaldrugs on the other hand, are those whose invention was at the singlephase of the discovery of mental illness and control measures. Themedications have various ways of administration. The remedies areadministeredthrough injection, oral treatment, and tablets (Preston et al. 2013).Thesedifferentmodels help the patients to be comfortable with the medicine.

Thereare various side effects of the administrations of the medicine.The side effects are in most cases prevalent in the typicaldrugs, which do not make a consideration of some genetic traits (Jinet al., 2012). Thewrongprescription of the medicine in most cases lead to side effects (Jinet al. 2012). Among the general side effects of the drugs aredrowsiness and development of a dry mouth. Nonetheless, the drugswill also make a person get fatter and develop movement problems (Jinet al., 2012). Therefore, the effects of the drugs are detrimental tothe properliving of a person.

Toimprove the administration of the antipsychotics, the doctors requiresuccinct models of ensuring that the patients have good assessments.The patients should undergo verification of their bodies systems incomparison to the drugs and how the ailments are treatable (Luhrmann,2012). Proper dosage and the administration of injections would helpin ameliorating the treatment.

Bipolardisorder is among the prevalent diseases whose treatments are withantipsychotics (Luhrmann, 2012). There are various phases of thedisease.The first stepof the diseaseis the mania phase where the patients have elevated moods all daythe secondphase is the depression stage whereby the patients are in bed nothaving the mood to face the day (Jin et al., 2012). The third step isthe seasonal pattern whereby the attack comes in a particular periodof the year. Bipolar has various treatment options (Jin et al.,2012). There are antipsychotics, which are administered at thesephases to help with the reduction of the side effects. Moreover,there are therapies, which contributeto reducingthe consequencesof the disease as well as lifestyle changes such as exercises tominimizethe impactof the disease. Therefore, bipolar is a diseasewhose handling comes intoconsideration with the society.

Inconclusion, antipsychotics are instrumental in contributingto control and treat mental illnesses in the society. Through theinclusion of the relevant practices, the administration of themedicine would be effective in most patientsand help in reducing mental health cases. Therefore, theantipsychotics are instrumental for the treatment of mental illness.

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