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Do the antipsychotics used to treat bipolar also help the hallucinations?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hallucinations in bipolar disease respond very nicely to neuroleptic (antipsychotic) medications.

In brief: Yes

Hallucinations in bipolar disease respond very nicely to neuroleptic (antipsychotic) medications.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Antipsychotics

Thru their action on Dopamine & at the therapeutic dosages for sufficient time, yes.

In brief: Antipsychotics

Thru their action on Dopamine & at the therapeutic dosages for sufficient time, yes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Hallucinations by definition are evidence of a psychosis.
Whether the psychosis is a functional psychosis (true mental illness that is genetic in nature), toxic (induced by street or treatment drugs) or metabolic (diabetes, liver or kidney failure) antipsychotics can help. As it turns out those same drugs often are quite effective in treating some types of bipolar disorder.

In brief: Yes

Hallucinations by definition are evidence of a psychosis.
Whether the psychosis is a functional psychosis (true mental illness that is genetic in nature), toxic (induced by street or treatment drugs) or metabolic (diabetes, liver or kidney failure) antipsychotics can help. As it turns out those same drugs often are quite effective in treating some types of bipolar disorder.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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