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Re: Anti Psychotics for Insomnia and ? DanielJ

Posted by galkeepinon on October 20, 2003, at 20:25:55

In reply to Anti Psychotics for Insomnia and ?, posted by DanielJ on October 20, 2003, at 13:24:20

I think there are risks, but more so just side effects of taking these AP's for anxiety/sleep instead of psychosis.
I know doctors prescribe AP's for symptoms other than what they are prescribed for (psychotic/psychosis behavior/schizophrenia).
It's prety universal, IMO.
I see it as, 'I take Seroquel and it actually helps me *not* be angry, and/or ruminate on little things that tick me off', rather than 'causing psychotic behavior in a patient who doesn't have them prior to taking them'.
I like that Seroquel does that for me.
I hit rush hour this morning. I just said everyone else is feeling the same thing, I'll deal with it. I hadn't been on the freeway for weeks, and the people who travel it for work everyday~Wooooooweeeeeeee. More power to them.
Today I was advised though, to take 50mg of the Seroquel for sleep, instead of the 100/200mg I was taking for sleep.
Hope this helped some...
Take care

> After reading several posts today, I have to ask this question. I have noticed some patients are taking anti-psychotic meds for insomnia, anxiety etc even though they do not have psychosis. Are there risks taking these drugs for lesser problems? Could they in fact cause psychotic behavior in a patient who doesn't have them prior to taking them? They are powerful drugs with an intended use, isn't it a risk to use them where other medications with less side effects would suffice? ps Just asking.


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