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How good are anti-psychotic drugs for schizophrenia?

Dr. Andrew Ho Dr. Ho
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How good are anti-psychotic drugs for schizophrenia?

Helps not perfect: just like every medication, we need more scientific research and drug development to make even better medications. They have side effects but can dramatically help reduce hallucinations and delusions for the majority of patients. I have seen many patients who start out completely confused and in the end able to go back to school and work. ...Read more

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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A chronic mental disorder characterized by loss of touch with reality (psychosis), often with paranoia, delusions, and auditory hallucinations, ...Read more


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What medicationss are prescribed for schizophrenia?

What medicationss are prescribed for schizophrenia?

Antipsychotics: Schizophrenia is a brain disease consisting of being out of touch with reality, delusions, hallucinations, apathy, cognitive problems and being unable to relate to others. Antipsychotic medications are the treatment of choice. Now patients will usually be given a "second-generation" or "atypical" such as risperidone, quetiapine or lurasidone. Older medications such as haloperidol however work. ...Read more

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Which medications are used for antisocial personality disorder?

Which medications are used for antisocial personality disorder?

None really: There is no medication to treat that dx, it is a pervasive pattern of traits-one chooses to adopt. Therapy seldom helps as few people with this problem choose to get "treatment". There may be symptoms of depression or anxiety, or or anger that might respond to medication and perhaps have a broader effect on behavior as well. ...Read more

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Bipolar II and anxiety disorders. Take klonopin for the anxiety, Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood stability. Recommendation for antidepressants for the depression?

Bipolar II and anxiety disorders. Take klonopin for the anxiety, Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood stability. Recommendation for antidepressants for the depression?

Your doctor: is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depression. The medications you are taking may, over time, work on your depression as well as your other symptoms. Ask at your next visit or schedule one. If at any time you feel you may harm yourself, have any thoughts of suicide, go right to ER ...Read more

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What meds are usually prescribed for schizophrenia?

What meds are usually prescribed for schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia : Antipsychotic drugs, also known as neuroleptics, or major tranquilizers, such as Haldol, (haloperidol) Thorazine, Cogentin, Stelazine, and others are prescribed for schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for bipolar hallucinations?

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Is there any medication for bipolar hallucinations?

Hallucinations: Antipsychotic agents are available & effective. Talk to your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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What medications are prescribed for bi-polar disorder?

What medications are prescribed for bi-polar disorder?

Many: There are several classes of medications used with this disorder. Which one depends on symptoms, medical history, and family medical history. ...Read more

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What medication for schizoaffective disorder?

What medication for schizoaffective disorder?

Individual: Everyone is different and there are many different medications. Consultation with the psychiatrist is important! ...Read more

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Why medications can be given for schizoaffective disorder?

Why  medications can be given for schizoaffective disorder?

Because they help: Schizoaffective disorder has prominent mood problems as well as psychosis, so several types of medications may be needed--antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. They can markedly reduce overall symptoms and improve quality of life when they work but also can produce side effects that can make patients reluctant to stay on the medications. ...Read more

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What are medicines used for OCD and bipolar?

What are medicines used for OCD and bipolar?

Bipolar Disorder: Is often treated with mood stabilizers ; atypical antipsychotics. Ocd is often treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. ...Read more

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Is trifluoperazine for anxiety or schizophrenia?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is trifluoperazine for anxiety or schizophrenia?

Stelazin: Due to potential for side-effects, some of which may be irreversible such as tardive dyskinesia, do not recommend off-label use. Use only for psychotic symptoms. ...Read more

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How effective are SSRIs for treating bipolar disorder?

How effective are SSRIs for treating bipolar disorder?

Bipolar Disorder: There is potential for use of an SSRI to cause a bipolar person to flip into mania or a mixed state. I may use an SSRI to treat a concurrent anxiety disorder or PTSD. ...Read more

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Which anti psychotic drug is most effective for schizophrenia: clozapine or aripiprazole?

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Which anti psychotic drug is most effective for schizophrenia: clozapine or aripiprazole?

Antipsychotics: Both are effective. The difference is the tolerability & side-effect profiles. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended anti-depressant for bipolar disorder?

Doctor recommended anti-depressant for bipolar disorder?

TBD: Will be best determined by evaluation with psychiatrist who can address your specific issues and make best recommendation. That is a process and it should be specific to your case. ...Read more

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What are some effective medications for borderline personality disorder?

What are some effective medications for borderline personality disorder?

DBT: Dialectic behavior therapy (dbt) is a clinically validated treatment that was developed specifically to treat patients with borderline personality disorder (bpd).It involves 12 weeks of skills training (in mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy directed at the unique challenges for patients with (bpd).Skills training is done in a group, and patients have individual dbt therapists. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for schizophrenia other than resperadol and abilify (aripiprazole)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is there any medicine for schizophrenia other than resperadol and abilify (aripiprazole)?

Schizophrenia: Several, such as navane, haldol, stelazine, geodon, & the newer ones such as latuda, fanapt, saphris, (asenapine) to name a few. Discuss with your prescribing doc. ...Read more