Antipsychotics: Neurophysiological Properties (in Man)

  • J. Roubicek
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 55 / 1)


Antipsychotics (neuroleptics) introduced the era of psychopharmacology and quite early on, as soon as favorable clinical activity had been ascertained, their neurophysiological properties were intensively explored. Compared to the well known EEG profiles of previously used psychoactive substances, e.g., barbiturates, opioids, stimulants, and psychodysleptics, the new antipsychotics proved to possess very clear-cut profiles.


Schizophrenic Patient Dominant Frequency Normal Volunteer Psychoactive Drug Contingent Negative Variation 
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