Antipsychotic medications with lower prescribing doses (e.g., haloperidol [Haldol], aripiprazole [Abilify]) are more likely to cause extrapyramidal symptoms; medications with higher prescribing doses (e.g., quetiapine [Seroquel], clozapine [Clozaril]) typically cause weight gain and sedation. There is more to be said regarding neurotransmitters, but this is a useful general tip for beginning practitioners. — Emalene Cook, FNP, Lebanon, Va. (182-11)

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