Atypical antipsychotics can be effective in treating a range of mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, & depression.
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.
While atypical antipsychotics have fewer movement-related side effects compared to older generation antipsychotics.
Atypical antipsychotics can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in elderly patients with dementia.
Risk of stroke: