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Medical Definition of Antipsychotic

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Antipsychotic: A medication (or another measure) that is believed to be effective in the treatment of psychosis. For example, aripiprazole (Abilify) is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia.

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Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2016

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