Antipsychotics act by blocking dopamine receptors in the brain and interfering with dopaminergic transmission. They are drugs, which are used to treat psychosis, including schizophrenia and mania.
Antipsychotics are classified as typical or atypical. Atypical antipsychotics are the recently developed drugs that are useful in patients that do not respond to treatment with other typical antipsychotics.
Please refer to the drug classes listed below for further information.