Chapter 1. Antipsychotic Drugs

  1. Jeffrey A. Lieberman M.D. Professor Chair1 and
  2. Allan Tasman M.D. Professor Chair2

Published Online: 3 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470029439.ch1

Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs

Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs

How to Cite

Lieberman, J. A. and Tasman, A. (2006) Antipsychotic Drugs, in Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470029439.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 JUL 2006
  2. Published Print: 31 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470028216

Online ISBN: 9780470029435



  • antipsychotic drugs and developments;
  • newer second-generation antipsychotics;
  • second-generation antipsychotics;
  • extra-pyramidal symptoms (EPS);
  • drug selection and treatment initiation;
  • treatment initiation and dose titration;
  • treatment evaluation and drug switching;
  • antipsychotics in Huntington's disease and Tourette's disorder;
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS);
  • drug interactions and antipsychotic agents


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pharmacology

  • Indications for Use of Antipsychotic Drugs

  • Drug Selection and Initiation of Treatment

  • Adverse Effects of Antipsychotics

  • Drug Interactions and Antipsychotic Agents

  • Additional Reading