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What is the minimum effective dose of seroquel as an add on to my antidepressant for ocd? I would like to reduce below 150 mg
Don't know, cause: Because ocd is not a a very common disorder, studies that could help us answer your question have not been done. Therefore, discuss this question with your physician. On a different note - i hope you are involved in psychotherapy (exposure and response prevention - a form of cbt) that is as important as meds in ocd. In many instances, this helps lower med doses. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
FYI I am aware of switching from an antipsychotic to a SSRI. Is switching from seroquel to Lexapro for anxiety OCD and mood reasons a good idea for me?
I'm on Zoloft 50 mg and my doctor added 100mg seroquel as an add on for my ocd. Does this make any sense, the seroquel doesn't do anything?
Depression/OCD: Ocd &ocd spectrum symptoms respond best to ssri's such as lexapro, fluvoxamine ..Etc. Medications like seroquel & other more potent Dopamine blockers are used as augmentation strategies. We generally try not to use short acting benzo's such as Ativan or xanax because of interdose withdrawal, tolerance and gradual elevation of baseline anxiety (with time) please discuss with your psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder hasn't been cured after years of using SSRI (luvux)+Serequel+Valporic Acid, OCD becoming worse, what could be the issue?
See psychiatrist: Not everyone responds to the same medicines. There are a number of different treatments. Talk to your psychiatrist about alternative drugs ...Read more
Antipsychotic: Seroquel (quetiapine) is a second generation antipsychotic. It is an approved medication treatment for scizophrenia, acute manic bipolar episodes, bipolar depressive episodes. It also comes in an extended release form (seroquel xr). Adverse effects include, but are not limited to, significant weight gain and adverse metabolic effects sugar/fat regulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most meds can be: Seroquel, like all medications, has risks and benefits. All meds also have the potential for allergic or hypersensitivity reactions. Discuss these risks and benefits with your physician. Seroquel has many risks including neuroleptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, metabolic syndrome...Just to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So many option: There are aany better option available with less side effects depend what is reason for taking medications . Seroquel is used for depression and bipolar lot of people use off label for sleep. Talk to your psychiatrist there are lot of option available with less side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Depends on the status of the underlying condition it's being used to treat as well as the type of work being performed. All medications are ultimately used to manage medical and/or mental health conditons such that the individual's functioning (eg ability to work, etc) is sustained/restored. In general, quetiapine in of itself does not automatically preclude one from working. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...Read more
Seroquel (quetiapine) is a second generation antipsychotic. It is an approved medication treatment for scizophrenia, acute manic bipolar episodes, bipolar depressive episodes. It also comes in an extended release form (seroquel xr). Adverse effects include, but are not limited to, significant weight gain and adverse ...Read more
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