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why did Anti psychotic medications become popular in the 1980s? (what allowed this?)?

and what do Anti pscyhotic medications make the person like ? how they make them different? and why?

how has popularity increased in 90s and 00s and why? how about in Britain or Europe? or is this mainly in the USA and why?

Chosen Answer:

The way it works is money!
Depending on the drug and the likelihood that would be available to the broad public. For example a medication like Tylenol, a med that most people might use.
So some anit-psychotics may have a broad use and in nearly all cases over use.
So drug company’s used to gain favor with physicians by taking them to golf games, sporting events, very nice dinners to “advertise” there new drug. So these doctors are more likely to prescribe these drugs to their patients.
They might not be the best drug or the the cheapest because they are most likely not generic. But that is how most drugs you are familiar with get prescribed more than others. Usually.
Since most of these major drug companies are located in the US, I assume this is why the US the the main target since some European countries like Britain have socialized health care and the government will most likely chose the lowest costing drug rather than the popular brand drugs.
This happens with most drugs not just one class of drug.
Good examples are statin drugs such as Lipitor, ED drugs like Viagra and Levitra…etc.
the main problem with this system of capitalism (monopoly) with the drug manufacturers is that this is one of the many reasons the cost of health care is high.
A prescription of a brand drug maybe hundreds of dollars charged to your insurance. A cheaper generic might be the better option sometimes, but your insurance pays out more money for this drug rather than a few dollars for a cheaper drug. Pharmacies are allowed to charge insurance more for these drugs, in turn your medical insurance payments are higher because of this. Doctors make some cash on the side for each prescriptions they write for these certain drugs and you end up picking up the cost.
It’s not really 80′s phenomenon its been happening for decades.
Although the government has been cracking down on drug companies bribing doctors to get them to prescribe their drugs.
Sometimes capitalism can be ugly, what happened to ethics?
by: dmskier
on: 12th March 11

5 Responses to “why did Anti psychotic medications become popular in the 1980s? (what allowed this?)?”

  1. sarah says:

    its all about £££££££

    it can help the patient with their problems but i believe people get diagnosed to easily nowadays, and its all about money more then helping the patient out..

  2. My Name Is Lauren. says:

    I don’t know, but i’m on a-typical antipsychotics and so is a friend of mine.

  3. Adam says:

    They became popular because they were the first medications that actually seemed to help. Before that we had no idea what caused psychotic illness. It was treated using ECT – electric shock therapy which would induce a seizure. This is still used today but under general anaesthetic and only for severe medication resistant disease. However this was no way near as brutal as a lobotomy! So when the first antipsychotic chlorpromazine came out it was a great break through in psychiatry. It worked by altering the levels of various neurotransmitters on the brain which seemed to help. Since then trial and error with other medications have helped us to narrow down which neurotransmitters and receptors to target in specific disorders, and we now have many more drugs which much more tolerable side effects. From this we have been able to learn more about the cause of psychosis.

  4. dmskier says:

    The way it works is money!
    Depending on the drug and the likelihood that would be available to the broad public. For example a medication like Tylenol, a med that most people might use.
    So some anit-psychotics may have a broad use and in nearly all cases over use.
    So drug company’s used to gain favor with physicians by taking them to golf games, sporting events, very nice dinners to “advertise” there new drug. So these doctors are more likely to prescribe these drugs to their patients.
    They might not be the best drug or the the cheapest because they are most likely not generic. But that is how most drugs you are familiar with get prescribed more than others. Usually.
    Since most of these major drug companies are located in the US, I assume this is why the US the the main target since some European countries like Britain have socialized health care and the government will most likely chose the lowest costing drug rather than the popular brand drugs.
    This happens with most drugs not just one class of drug.
    Good examples are statin drugs such as Lipitor, ED drugs like Viagra and Levitra…etc.
    the main problem with this system of capitalism (monopoly) with the drug manufacturers is that this is one of the many reasons the cost of health care is high.
    A prescription of a brand drug maybe hundreds of dollars charged to your insurance. A cheaper generic might be the better option sometimes, but your insurance pays out more money for this drug rather than a few dollars for a cheaper drug. Pharmacies are allowed to charge insurance more for these drugs, in turn your medical insurance payments are higher because of this. Doctors make some cash on the side for each prescriptions they write for these certain drugs and you end up picking up the cost.
    It’s not really 80′s phenomenon its been happening for decades.
    Although the government has been cracking down on drug companies bribing doctors to get them to prescribe their drugs.
    Sometimes capitalism can be ugly, what happened to ethics?

  5. erbertenryiggins says:

    It made the patients a lot more tractable, Consider the chemicals as the equivalent of a cosh.
    This made the doctors richer.