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Re: Doc Gave Me an Antipsychotic - Am I crazy?

Posted by JohnL on October 19, 2000, at 3:43:51

In reply to Doc Gave Me an Antipsychotic - Am I crazy?, posted by GLYN on October 16, 2000, at 19:33:12

Antipsychotics are used for a lot of things. Like anxiety, depression, insomnia. As a matter of fact, I have statistics that show a certain population of people do well with an antipsychotic across the entire spectrum of psychiatric illnesses. That includes ADD or ADHD, addictions, mania, and everything else you can think of.

I prefer to call antipsychotics 'dopamine reducers'. That's basically what they do. Many psychiatric illnesses can have elevated dopamine as the root cause. Anxiety is an example. Dopamine-reducer is much more user-friendly.

You do not have to be crazy or schizophrenic to respond well to an antipsychotic. It sounds to me like your doctor knows what he's doing. It's the ones that don't know what they're doing that don't use antipsychotics.




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