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Can latuda (lurasidone) be used for agitation....aggression..

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Dr. Umee Davae answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Latuda (lurasidone) is FDA approved for bipolar depression but can help stabilize mood and behaviors which lead to aggressive behaviors in people with bipolar disorder.

Answered Oct 18, 2017

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

I would not select latuda if the only issue was aggressive behavior. However, if agitation/ aggression is related to a psychotic disorder or bipolar depression - than the Latuda may be helpful. However, be aware that agitation is a side effect in 1% to 10% of people using Latuda.

Answered Nov 27, 2017

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