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Unformatted text preview: One of the theories associated with schizophrenia is the dopamine theory. By studying Parkinson’s disease and the people who had died from it, researches noticed that they had died due to the depletion of dopamine. Chlorpromazine, the first antischizophrenic drug, caused people to experience Parkinson’s like symptoms which made researchers believe that the effects of these drugs may be produced in the same way. Chlorpromazine was the first antischizophrenic drug used in treating the disorder. It did not cure the disorder and also did not work on all patients with the disorder however it did calm some of them enough that they were able to be treated and discharged from the hospital. Other effective drugs that have been used to treat this disorder are haloperidol, and clozapine. Clozapine is rarely used because it causes a severe blood disorder. Depression Psychiatric Disorders 3...
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- Spring '09
- Schizophrenia, psychiatric disorders