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Distinguishing Sedation From Efficacy In Antipsychotic Treatment

Presentation | February 10, 2015

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During this presentation, Youssef Hassoun, MD, provided a brief overview distinguishing sedation from efficacy in antipsychotic treatment. Key points included: Agitation can be defined as excessive motor or verbal activity. (Citrome, 2013) Sedation may be caused by antagonism of the muscarinic M1, histamine H1, and/or α1-adrenergic receptors. Sedation as a result of blocking these receptors…

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