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Re: Zombie on Neuroleptics- I'm just not here judy1

Posted by Cam W. on May 25, 2001, at 11:29:39

In reply to Re: Zombie on Neuroleptics- I'm just not here Paul W, posted by judy1 on May 25, 2001, at 10:52:17

Judy - Antipsychotics can decrease the amount of rumination in suicidal thoughts. They are NOT a chemical lobotomy. They do NOT cause permanent brain damage. Typical antipsychotics are NOT supposed to "turn one into a zombie"; this is an indication of either start-up side effects or an indication that the dose is too high. Please do not scare people with misinformation unless you can back up your claims with facts. There IS a risk (4%/yr) of contracting tardive dyskinesia, but the risk is small at such a low dose. - Cam

> Oh Jesus (sorry to offend out there) but this upsets me terribly. To put a patient in an AP that is NOT experiencing psychotic symptoms amounts to malpractice to me. Of course you are feeling like a zombie, that's what APs do- it's like a chemical lobotomy. Been there too. The atypicals aren't as bad and apparently some people have had success here augmenting their AD's with zyprexa, etc. You need to get off this stuff- go get a second opinion (sometimes you have to taper, but not always) Please, before you have permanent brain damage- I've seen it first hand and it's not pretty. Write back and let me know how it goes, I care- judy




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