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can seroquel (quetiapine) act as a mood stabilizer?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Yes: It is often used as a mood stabilizer and is one of the better tolerated ones.
Answered on Aug 12, 2017
Dr. Leonard Rosen
48 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Seroquel (quetiapine) was initially developed to treat Schizophrenia. However, because of its effects on the serotonin as well as dopamine systems in the brain, it has been found to be an effective mood stabilizer.
Answered on Aug 12, 2017
Dr. Sara Rochester
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes.: It can work for Bipolar depression and bipolar mania with dosage changes.
Answered on Sep 16, 2014
Dr. Moshe Torem
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes it can.: Seroquel (quetiapine) acts as a mood stabilizer for people with mood swings due a Bipolar Mood Disorder. Mood swings due to other conditions such as Thyroid and other hormonal imbalances do not respond as we'll to Seroquel (quetiapine)l.
Answered on Sep 16, 2014
Dr. Wojciech Zolcik
28 years experience Psychiatry
Seroquel (quetiapine): Yes. It is used either as an antipsychotic, for treatment of schizophrenia for example. or as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder. It can also be effective for depression in bipolar disorder.
Answered on Aug 12, 2017

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