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Which type of medication is used for psychotic depression?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Antipsychotics

Psychotic depression is very serious and the most effective treatment is ect.
However, many respond to a combination of antipsychotic medications with either a mood stabilizer as lithium or/ and antidepressant. There is no evidence that any one med in any class is more effective than the other. There is serious risk of suicide and other life threatening behaviors.

In brief: Antipsychotics

Psychotic depression is very serious and the most effective treatment is ect.
However, many respond to a combination of antipsychotic medications with either a mood stabilizer as lithium or/ and antidepressant. There is no evidence that any one med in any class is more effective than the other. There is serious risk of suicide and other life threatening behaviors.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Psychotic depression

Several combinations exist.
One medication I use is symbiax which is combination of Prozac and zyprexa (olanzapine). Discuss with your doc.

In brief: Psychotic depression

Several combinations exist.
One medication I use is symbiax which is combination of Prozac and zyprexa (olanzapine). Discuss with your doc.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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