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does saphris (asenapine) help with my thoughts i over think everything until it stresses me out?

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Dr. Eric Hastriter
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Over thinking: Breathing in the best physiologic thing you could do to relax. Focus on the exhale, trying to extend it.
Answered on Jul 21, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Saphris: Saphris (asenapine) is an atypical antipsychotic w indications for treatment of schizophrenia & acute mania (bipolar I disorder). There may be medications with fewer side effects that would be first choices before moving to an atypical antipsychotic.
Answered on Jan 10, 2021

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