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What is your opinion on antipsychotics?

What is your opinion on antipsychotics?

Antipsychotics: These are powerful medications that can be very effective. They also can have significant side effects. They should be monitored closely. ...Read more

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Dr. John Moranville
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Antipsychotics (Definition)

These are medications used among other things to treat psychosis. There are two poorly named classes: the typicals, because they used to be typically used, and the atypicals, which are now typically used. They differ in that the so called atypicals are non-neuroleptics and interact with both serotonin and Dopamine receptos, while the typicals ...Read more


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What is a safe antipsychotic?

Safe?: Like all medications there are potential side effects some of which can be very serious with any antipsychotic. It is always risk vs benefit and everyone reacts differently. In my experience Abilify (aripiprazole) has less side effects than any of the others, but it is not necessarily the best in terms of efficacy ...Read more

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Could antipsychotics make you fat?

Weight gain is: A potential side effect for atypical antipsychotics. This often does can increase in body fat. ...Read more

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Where can I get antipsychotic drugs?

Antipsychotics: You need to be evaluated by a Psychiatrist first. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics take away virility?

Antipsychotic SEs?: Antipsychotics can affect sexual function. This side effect is uncommon, but can occur. Remember that antipsychotics, esp atypical antipsychotics, are often used in the treatment of medical problems that can themselves affect sexual interest/libido (depression, bipolar d/o). Talk with your doctor to clarify ur concerns & select the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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How do antipsychotic medications work?

Dopamine blockade: Antipsychotics can work on various neurotransmitters in the brain, but the most frequent mechanism of action is to block brain dopamine receptors. Different medications impact different receptor subtypes and lead to varying effects. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight on antipsychotics?

How can I lose weight on antipsychotics?

Not recommended: If you're looking for a way to use antipsychotic medications to lose weight in terms of their side effects I would strongly recommend that you investigate other more definitive ways of accomplishing this worthy goal such as efficient dieting and the development of lifestyle goals and habits that will just cause the kilos to melt away! Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can antipsychotics work for anxiety?

Anxiety: Antipsychotics, especially sedating ones, are occasionally used for agitation, especially in bipolar or psychotic cases, not for anxiety per se. ...Read more

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What do you know about antipsychotic use?

Which one: All antipsychotics are used to treat hallucinations and delusions and some may help in mood stabilization (abilify (aripiprazole) and seroquel). They are all slightly different in the way they effect dopamine, serotonin and other neurotransmitters and have different side effect profiles. A psychiatrist can help find the best one for you. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more