Whether you’ve just been prescribed antipsychotics, know someone who is on them or just want to learn, here’s a quick guide to get you started. Antipsychotic sounds like a scary word. There’s already huge stigma around taking medication for mental health without a name like that being involved. Another term used for antipsychotic medications is neuroleptics, which when broken means something like ‘seizing of nerves.’ This helps to make the intention of antipsychotics a little easier to understand. What are they for? Antipsychotics, as you might have guessed from the name, are drugs which help to treat psychosis. Illnesses which…

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