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Re: Antipsychotics are for psychosis, not SP

Posted by LostBoyinNCBecksDark on November 18, 2008, at 15:57:48

In reply to Antipsychotics for Social Phobia, posted by Michael Bell on November 18, 2008, at 13:25:41

> Hi, I am just curious about what effects people with social phobia experience with the use of anti-psychotics. Do they work at all for you? Alone or in combo with something else? Do they help with sensitivity to rejection? Which ones have you tried? I am on risperdal right now and am trying to decide on a good mix of meds to best address the social phobia issue.

No anti-psychotic is FDA approved for social phobia. Anti-psychotics are FDA approved for 1) schizophrenia and 2)bipolar disorder. Off label usage of atypical anti-psychotics has been sharply curtailed in recent years due to the realization that all the atypical APs are strongly linked to causing type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Have you tried plain old benzos or an SSRI for social phobia? Also psychotherapy is useful for shyness. An anti-psychotic is going overboard for social are likely to mess yourself up with possible permanent side effects unless you also are dxed with schizo or mania.





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