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Can I get addicted to serquel?

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Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Not really

However, seroquel (quetiapine) has been known to be 'abused' by some for its sedative and hypnotic effects.

In brief: Not really

However, seroquel (quetiapine) has been known to be 'abused' by some for its sedative and hypnotic effects.
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
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Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry
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In brief: Seroquel (quetiapine) addiction

Depends upon what you mean by addiction.
Seroquel (quetiapine) doesn't typically cause euphoric feelings like illicit drugs (cocaine, pcp, etc.), so the addiction risk there is low. It can give you withdrawal side effects if you stop it cold turkey, a mild physical "addiction." as for psychological addiction, i'd say no. It is being used to help a person achieve mental wellness, rather than for a high or buzz.

In brief: Seroquel (quetiapine) addiction

Depends upon what you mean by addiction.
Seroquel (quetiapine) doesn't typically cause euphoric feelings like illicit drugs (cocaine, pcp, etc.), so the addiction risk there is low. It can give you withdrawal side effects if you stop it cold turkey, a mild physical "addiction." as for psychological addiction, i'd say no. It is being used to help a person achieve mental wellness, rather than for a high or buzz.
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