Dopamine blocking drugs are frequently the first choice of treatment, Eg haloperidol chlorpromazine, trifluoperazine, sulphiride and pimozide.
This group of drugs was originally developed to treat major psychoses (eg schizophrenia) and includes haloperidol and droperidol.
The patient was given haloperidol to try to manage their aggressive state.
Findings Most trials have compared the atypical antipsychotics with placebo or conventional drugs (e.g. haloperidol ).