Chlorpromazine

Chlorpromazine

Chlorpromazine (Thorazine, Hibernal) was first used to treat schizophrenia in 1954 after its original creation as an antihistamine anti-allergic. This new substance dramatically proved itself and quickly heralded the modern era of antipsychotic therapy, and became a reference of the central nervous system drugs.

Chlorpromazine molecule

Controlling mental illness through medication soon supplanted earlier treatment methods and decreased the rate of institutionalization worldwide from 1955-1970. Chlorpromazine was the first drug that served as the prototype for the phenothiazine class of drugs, which later grew to comprise several other agents.

Mental health disorders are not only caused by the chemical changes in the brain.Mental health disorders are not only caused by the chemical changes in the brain.

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One Flew Over the Cucoo's Nest (1975), demonstrating disastrous mental disease

Did you know?

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a disintegration of the process of thinking and of emotional responsiveness. It does not imply a "split mind" and it is not the same as dissociative identity disorder—also known as "multiple personality disorder" or "split personality".