Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Other options besides AAP for depression? gadchik

Posted by ed_uk2010 on November 17, 2011, at 17:31:13

In reply to Re: Other options besides AAP for depression? ed_uk2010, posted by gadchik on November 17, 2011, at 16:55:28

>What did people do before antipsychotics?

Well, they either got better or they didn't, just like now... but now we have more options. Before antipsychotics, only sedative medications were available, and ECT.

During your crisis, a sedating antpsychotic such as Zyprexa or Seroquel could have been useful but it doesn't sound like you would have needed it long term. You would probably have started sleeping much more and your delusions would have been reduced. The problem with antipsychotics is that once they get started then don't always get stopped. They can lead to pronounced weight gain and other problems. Some people may need them long term, but not others. It's not always easy to tell the difference.


 

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:ed_uk2010 thread:1002510
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20111110/msgs/1002910.html