You will select a topic relevant to your practice area, post the topic to Discussion Board 2 for feedback, research the topic, and write a scholarly paper.

From the chapter readings and discussion, formulate a 3–5 page scholarly paper in APA format, providing an overview of the terms and function of EPB. An introduction, discussion and conclusion is expected in the overview on this topic


  1. Formulate the question.
  2. Using the Cochrane database, research the question using the PICOT model and key words.
  3. Post your topic and a short summary of results for feedback from your instructor and peers by Day 5.
  4. Write a 3–5 page paper, reviewing evidence-based practice as it relates to your practice question and integrate feedback from the instructor and/or peers.
  5. Include a minimum of three evidence-based references.
My PICOT- I Started and do not have feed back from my peers or instructor

•PICOT is an acronym for the elements of the clinical question.  PICOT is consistent, systematic way to identify the components of a clinical issue (Stillwell, 2010)

•P=Population I=issue of interest C=comparison O=Outcome

•In Schizophrenic patients(P) how does typical antipsychotic use(I) compared to atypical antipsychotic (C)use influence behaviors(O)?

•While working with patients with Major Mental Illness the correct treatment can be difficult. With limited facilities and resources it is important to ensure proper treatment. 

Typical Antipsychotics

•First generation antipsychotics or neuroleptics are known to cause neurolepsis. Neurolepsis was described by clinicians in the fifties as a syndrome having three major features: psychomotor slowing, emotional quieting, and affective indifference. It was believed that in order for the drug to have efficacy the features need to be present. Currently, it has become clear that the features are not required to have therapeutic action and the presence of these features leads to low treatment adherence. (Guzman, Flavio, 2015). First generation antipsychotics are classified by their potency. Potency is not the same as efficacy

Atypical Antipsychotics

•Second generation antipsychotics or major tranquilisers are used to treat psychiatric conditions.  Atypical antipsycotics are less likely to cause extrapyramidal motor control disabilities including unsteady Parkinson’s like movement, body rigidity and tremors. Atypical antipsychotics are newer and are different pharmacologically than typical antipsychotics. They can be more effective in treating treatment resistant patients and have greater efficacy to treat negative treatments. The drugs in this category act on many receptor types including dopamine and serotonin(, 2016).

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