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Unformatted text preview: have a lower likelihood to cause movement disorders than the older, typical medications. Other neuroleptics include certain drugs used in the treatment of physical symptoms such as nausea, and include prochlorperazine, promethazine, and metoclopramide, as well as amoxapine (Asendin), which is marketed as an antidepressant. There are other medications, however, that do not block dopamine action but still cause movement disorders. They are not referred to as neuroleptics, and they include lithium carbonate , valproic acid and a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The disorder caused by these medications is called medication-induced postural tremor. All of the disorders caused by neuroleptics, which include antipsychotics and other medications that block dopamine, as well as disorders caused by non-neuroleptic medications, are collectively referred to as medication-induced movement disorders....
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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