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Doctor insights on: Trileptal Antipsychotic Med

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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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I take antipsychotics gained 100 pounds diet excersise doesn't work on the med but helps me sleep and helps mood would weight surgery be option?

I take antipsychotics gained 100 pounds diet excersise doesn't work on the med but helps me sleep and helps mood would weight surgery be option?

Weight loss surgery.: Weight Loss surgery would be an option for you. You'd need to meet with your psychologist or psychiatrist to see if mentally you'd be an appropriate candidate for such surgery. ...Read more

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44 yo f on antipsychotics meds mood is very violative 10 days before ttom mood stabilizes for a little while after can this corrected by another med?

44 yo f on antipsychotics meds mood is very violative 10 days before ttom mood stabilizes for a little while after can this corrected by another med?

Complex medically: In my experience, some women with severe mood changes prior to their menstrual period will respond positively to lithium and others to zoloft (sertraline) taken only during that time; but you seem to have a complex medical situation that might preclude either or both. Would want to know more about what's been tried in the past and the name of the antipsychotic you are currently taking. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ttom. ...Read more

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How do you find a good cardiologist who treats mentally ill pat. As if they are real humans and don't act like taking an antipsychotic is elective med?

How do you find a good cardiologist who treats mentally ill pat. As if they are real humans and don't act like taking an antipsychotic is elective med?

I'm sorry...: That you've had that experience. I hate when that happens, but i've heard that from my patients many times: "if you would just get off that seroquel, (quetiapine) you'd be fine!" or something similar. Some can switch to a different med--latuda seems to have a better se profile than others; but many people struggle for too long to find a drug that works for them and can't just switch. Ask md to refer you elsewh. ...Read more

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Bad hallucinations had them for 20 yrs or more on no antipsychotic med what is the best one to get on. Tried risperdole seroquel (quetiapine) thorazine etc help?

Bad hallucinations had them for 20 yrs or more on no antipsychotic med what is the best one to get on. Tried risperdole seroquel (quetiapine) thorazine etc help?

Options: If hallucinations are auditory or visual and thought to be associated with a mood or thought disorder then most efficacious (reducing severity of symptoms) are Olanzapine and clozapine. These two unfortunately have a high side effect burden. ...Read more

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Ventilated pneumonia patient needs antipsychotic med's before extubating. How to make med's work quicker than 2 wks? Agitation prevents extubation.

No definite answer: Many critically ill patients suffer from delirium. The exact cause of this ICU delirium is not understood, at times metabolic problems such as kidney or liver failure, or side effects from other medications play an important role, but sometimes no cause is identified. In that situation a number of drugs can be tried, including antipsychotics, but there is no definite evidence of any specific rx. ...Read more

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Any long term med for sleep not causing tiredness in day? lexapro (escitalopram) tired after waking mouth dry tongue numb am in recovery no longer on antipsychotics

Most sleeper meds: have a hangover, with Trazodone being one of the worst. You describe morning side effects that are well-known from SSRI's and SSNRI's. Are you taking antipsychotic meds? These also have side effects. Who prescribes these? Visit this MD and tell him/her pronto. Recovery? (Not drinking or using drugs?) There are lots of things to try... ...Read more