Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Antipsychotic Medications

Printer friendly

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-02-23


Medications used to counteract or diminish the symptoms of psychotic conditions (i.e., hallucinations, paranoia, etc.). These medications are also referred to as neuroleptics. Typical neuroleptics define more traditional or 'older' antipsychotic medications, while atypical neuroleptics define newer antipsychotics.

Related terms 


  • Doupe M, Brownell M, Kozyrskyj A, Dik N, Burchill C, Dahl M, Chateau D, De Coster C, Hinds A, Bodnarchuk J. Using Administrative Data to Develop Indicators of Quality Care in Personal Care Homes. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2006. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

Request information in an accessible format

If you require access to our resources in a different format, please contact us:

We strive to provide accommodations upon request in a reasonable timeframe.

Contact us

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine,
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
Room 408-727 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada