USE OF ATYPICAL ANTIPSICHOTIC AGENTS FOR SYMTOM CONTROL IN PATIENTS WIHT ADVANCED CANCER

To understand and appreciate the potential role of atypical antipsychotics in symptom management in patients with cancer, it is useful first to reflect on the role of conventional antipsychotics in this patient population. Conventional antipsychotic medications (also called neuroleptics or major tranquilizers) have been used for the management of difficult symptoms in patients with cancer for more than 30 years.

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