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Term: Antipsychotics

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-01-24


Antipsychotics are a broad class of medications used to treat a variety of psychiatric conditions. The class consists of newer or second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) also named "atypical" antipsychotics, which include clozapine, risperidone, olanzapine, and quetiapine, and the older or first generation antipsychotics (FGAs) also indentified as "typical" antipsychotics. Examples of FGAs include haloperidol and phenothiazines.

Additional Information

  • see Table A1.1 - Antipsychotics in Raymond et al. (2011) for a complete list of antipsychotics used in this project.

  • see Table 2.2 in Chateau et al. (2015) for examples of antipsychotic drugs associated with the quality indicators used in this study.

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  • Raymond C, Metge C, Alessi-Severini S, Dahl M, Schultz J, Guenette W. Pharmaceutical Use in Manitoba: Opportunities to Optimize Use. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2010. [Report] [Summary] (View)

Term used in 

  • Chateau D, Enns M, Ekuma O, Koseva I, McDougall C, Kulbaba C, Allegro E. Evaluation of the Manitoba IMPRxOVE Program. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2015. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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