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An atypical antipsychotic is a drug used to return individuals with psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder {when used with antidepressants}) back into a normal or sedated state.
There is no generalization for how these drugs work, but they mostly focus on dopamine and serotonin activity.
Examples include:
Zyprexa (olanzapine)
Seroquel and Seroquel XR (quetiapine)
Risperdal (risperidone)
Abilify (aripiprazole)
Clozaril (clozapine)

The image is the 3D structure of olanzapine free base (meaning no modifications to the molecule such as in quetiapine's fumaric acid salt, quetiapine fumarate.)
Atypical antipsychotics are used in the management of psychotic conditions.
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Nueroleptic agents(in medicine) usually not yet proven to work enough for anything specific. Still usually in testing stages for western pharmaceutical fraud guinea pigs. Many carry tranquilizing effects.
I was given an atypical antipsychotic when I was on probation and banned from using benzodiazepines.
by Zandroid August 18, 2017
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