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NYC Antipsychotics: What You Need to Know

Antipsychotics are a class of medication used to treat mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe depression. They work by altering the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine and serotonin.

At Nao Medical, we understand that mental health concerns can be overwhelming and challenging to manage. Our team of mental health professionals is here to help you navigate your treatment options and find the best solution for your unique needs.

How Antipsychotics Work

Antipsychotics work by blocking the action of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in regulating mood, motivation, and pleasure. By blocking dopamine, antipsychotics can help reduce symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking.

Antipsychotics can also affect other neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, which can help improve mood and reduce anxiety.

Types of Antipsychotics

There are two main types of antipsychotics: typical and atypical. Typical antipsychotics are older medications that have been used for decades. They are effective at reducing positive symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, but they can also cause side effects such as tremors, stiffness, and weight gain.

Atypical antipsychotics are newer medications that are less likely to cause side effects. They are also effective at reducing positive symptoms, but they can also help improve negative symptoms such as social withdrawal and lack of motivation.

How Nao Medical Can Help

At Nao Medical, we offer a range of mental health services, including therapy, medication management, and urgent care for mental health crises. Our team of mental health professionals is dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized care to each of our patients.

If you are struggling with a mental health concern, we encourage you to reach out to us today. We offer same-day appointments, minimal wait times, and exceptional staff to ensure that you receive the care you need when you need it.

FAQs

What are the side effects of antipsychotics?

  • Tremors
  • Stiffness
  • Weight gain
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

How long does it take for antipsychotics to work?

It can take several weeks for antipsychotics to start working. Your doctor will monitor your symptoms and adjust your medication as needed to ensure that you are receiving the best possible care.

Conclusion

Antipsychotics can be an effective treatment option for mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe depression. At Nao Medical, we offer a range of mental health services to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards better mental health.

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Visit the CDC’s website for more information on mental health.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered, construed or interpreted as legal or professional advice, guidance or opinion.

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