Antipsychotic Medications

Several medications are useful for the treatment of psychosis and other related conditions.  These medications are also used for treatment of mood, anxiety, eating and disruptive behaviour disorders. Sometimes these medications are called neuroleptics, first-generation or typical antipsychotics and second-generation or atypical antipsychotics.

Use the antipsychotic monitoring form to help you, your caregivers, and your doctor monitor how well your medication is working and also to measure any side effects you may be experiencing.

aripiprazole (Abilify®)
is an antipsychotic and mood stabilizer medication and is also used for treatment of irritability of autism.
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clozapine (Clozaril®/Apo-clozapine®/Gen-clozapine®)
is an antipsychotic medication.
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olanzapine (Zyprexa®, Zyprexa® Zydis)
is an antipsychotic and mood stabilizer medication.

quetiapine (Seroquel®, Seroquel XR®)
Is an antipsychotic and mood stabilizer medication.
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risperidone (Risperdal®)
Is an antipsychotic and mood stabilizer medication and is also used for treatment of irritability of autism and tic disorders.
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ziprasidone (Zeldox®)
Is an antipsychotic and mood stabilizer medication.
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Traditional antipsychotics
Are antipsychotic and mood stabilizer medications.
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Antipsychotic monitoring form
A form used to monitor response and side effects with antipsychotic medications.
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CAMESA Guidelines for Parents and Doctors
The CAMESA guidelines provide parents and doctors with information about the metabolic side effects of antipsychotic drugs in children, and also includes metabolic monitoring forms.

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.