atypical antipsychotic

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Atypical antipsychotics are a class of medications that are primarily used in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They work by blocking certain receptors in the brain, including dopamine and serotonin receptors, which can improve mood and reduce symptoms of psychosis. Atypical antipsychotics have a lower risk of movement-related side effects compared to older antipsychotic medications. Common side effects of atypical antipsychotics include drowsiness, weight gain, and dry mouth. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of atypical antipsychotic medications with a healthcare professional before starting treatment.

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