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How long should anti-psychiatric drugs like haldol (haloperidol) be used?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Antipsychotic?

I think you probably mean "antipsychotic drugs".
These medicines can potentially be used for several years. This depends on whether the medicine is still needed and whether it is being well tolerated.

In brief: Antipsychotic?

I think you probably mean "antipsychotic drugs".
These medicines can potentially be used for several years. This depends on whether the medicine is still needed and whether it is being well tolerated.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
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In brief: Diagnosis

If you have a diagnosis of chronic schizophrenia usually life long, depends on the diagnosis and prognosis.

In brief: Diagnosis

If you have a diagnosis of chronic schizophrenia usually life long, depends on the diagnosis and prognosis.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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In brief: depends on condition

Excellent question.
Think about psychiatry as a part of the field of general medicine--how long do most people take their diabetes medicines? Their blood pressure medicines? Their arthritis medicines? For chronic general medical conditions, they generally are life long, and the treatments are generally life long. If you have a life long illness, stay well for life. Stay on your meds. Good luck.

In brief: depends on condition

Excellent question.
Think about psychiatry as a part of the field of general medicine--how long do most people take their diabetes medicines? Their blood pressure medicines? Their arthritis medicines? For chronic general medical conditions, they generally are life long, and the treatments are generally life long. If you have a life long illness, stay well for life. Stay on your meds. Good luck.
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
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