Benefits & risks of atypical antipsychotics

Atypical antipsychotics can be effective in treating a range of mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, & depression.

Effective treatment: 


By reducing symptoms of mental illness, atypical antipsychotics can help to improve the quality of life for people with these conditions.

Improved quality of life: 


Compared to older-generation antipsychotics, atypical antipsychotics have fewer side effects such as movement disorders.

Fewer side effects: 


Atypical antipsychotics can also be used to treat non-psychiatric conditions such as nausea, vomiting, & Tourette's syndrome.

Treatment of non-psychiatric conditions: 


 Atypical antipsychotics can have side effects such as weight gain, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol, which can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, & other health problem.

Side effects:

While atypical antipsychotics have fewer movement-related side effects compared to older generation antipsychotics.

Movement disorders: 

Atypical antipsychotics can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in elderly patients with dementia.

Risk of stroke: 

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