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A 33-year-old male asked:

If having bad thoughts what are some antipsychotics that are good at treating this? i am on saphris (asenapine) but it doesn't seem to be working after 2 months.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Felix Toro
Anti-Aging Medicine 41 years experience
Tell your Doctor: Talk to your Doctor ASAP. Tell her about your thoughts. If your thoughts are getting stronger or you feel you could act on them, go to the ER, there they will be able to help you. In the meantime if you have someone you trust tell them about it. If not you can call a hotline or even 911. If Saphris (asenapine) cannot be increase, other antipsychotics can help you. Never give in!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Agree w Dr Toro: If your bad thoughts are about hurting yourself or others you may need urgent care. If you are having thoughts of harm to self/others get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.>
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
Insure that you let your psychiatrist know. Sometimes medication doses need to be titrated or another medication might be needed. Take care.
Sep 8, 2014
Last updated Sep 9, 2014

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