Primary care physicians should understand the individual adverse effect profiles of these medications.
They should be vigilant for the occurrence of adverse effects, be willing to adjust or change medications as needed (or work with psychiatric colleagues to do so), and be prepared to treat any resulting medical sequelae.
Antipsychotics are not a first-line treatment for anxiety and are not recommended for post-traumatic stress disorder or insomnia.
Talk to your prescribing doctor about side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, etc. Read more Ziprazodone is from the atypical new generation of antipsychotics, it blocks/antagonizes the Dopamine receptors as well as blocking some and stimulating some Serotonin receptors which may have a role in improving mood.This list of the atypical antipsychotics provides links to drug safety information from the drug manufacturers' websites.Antipsychotics all have some antihistaminic properties. Almost all antipsychotics are associated with some weight gain.It would also depend on why one was on the antipsychotic.JOHN MUENCH, MD, MPH, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon ANN M.