Two different types of antipsychotics exist, the so-called "conventional" or "typical" antipsychotics, and the so-called "atypical" antipsychotics. The differentiation primarily lies, before everything else, on the danger of triggering so-called extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS), whereby this danger is clearly reduced through the use of atypical antipsychotics.
Antipsychotics are available in various forms and cannot be obtained for all forms of administration:
In the following, you will find a list of frequently employed antipsychotics and their trade names:
|Atypical antipsychotics||Antipsychotics in tablet form (trade name®)||Antipsychotic as a depot injection trade name®)|
|Typical antipsychotics||Antipsychotics in tablet form (trade name®)||Antipsychotics as a depot injection (trade name®)|