A 64-year-old male asked:
Diazepam (1963), lithium (1970), fluoxetine (1987), clozapine (1989). now, 25 years since anything revolutionary in treatment of mental illness. why?
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Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Lots of progress.: There has ben a great deal of work in the research for a better and safer psychotropic drugs for the treatment of mental illness however, Prozac (fluoxetine) is still the gold standard for the treatment of depression, Lithium for mood stabilization and Clozaril for psychotic disorders. There is a lot more choices for the treatment of mental illness. The anticonvulsants are also used for mood stabilization.
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Psychiatry 39 years experience
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Last updated Sep 26, 2018
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