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A 44-year-old member asked:

does taking a litle extra seroquel and haldol (haloperidol) still make me a drug addict?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Not wise: Both of the medications you mentioned, seroquel and Haldol (haloperidol) are very potent and can have side-effects. As such, it is not a good idea to take any more of these medications (or really any more of any other prescribed medications for that matter) than your doctor has prescribed.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Iatrogenic User, Yes: Iatrogenic means doctor induced. Yet who actually controls ; takes the agents prescribed (recommended with legal purchase permission slip)? You do. Keep in mind that single/dual molecule treatments are promoted for many issues. However, given the complexity of soul↔mind↔brain, these strategies, though widely promoted as easy, rarely work all that well for most mind issues ; add many new problems.

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What are the side effects of withdrawal of anti psychotic drugs such as risperidone / haloperidol?

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