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Re: Can neuroleptics CAUSE anxiety???

Posted by Christ_empowered on January 22, 2018, at 9:04:16

In reply to Re: Can neuroleptics CAUSE anxiety???, posted by linkadge on January 21, 2018, at 15:48:16

one interesting tidbit I read, somewhere...

-all- tranquilizers/neuroleptics/"antipsychotics" induce varying degrees of Parkinsonism. The 'atypicals' can control psychosis, mania, etc. w/o the same level of EPS and (hopefully...) a lower risk of TD, but...

Parkinsons isn't just about -physical- symptoms. People w/ early stage Parkinsons report a lot of non-physical symptoms--dysphoria, anxiety, depression--that clearly overlap with tranquilizer treatment, even the 'atypicals.'

some of the newer ones, such as latuda, abilify, the other d2 partial agonists, clearly have a stimulating/activating effect on some people, with the result of heightened anxiety, even panic attacks. low doses of some of the other 'atypicals' have been implicated in inducing (hypo)mania, exacerbation of agitation, etc. and of course...

it seems that just about any sufficiently dosed tranquilizer -can- induce cognitive blunting, dysphoria, anhedonia, etc. individual susceptibility seems to vary greatly.

i don't know. personally, im down to 20mgs/abilify per day, and i feel -so- much better. granted, ive matured a good bit, and other psychosocial factors have been addressed, but i do (now...) suspect that i was on an excessive dose, and -that- contributed mightily to my "symptoms." ugh.

anyway, lamdage...its not all doom and gloom. some people do well on tranquilizers, some people end up on lower maintenance doses, now and then some people even more or less taper off and call it a day. i just wish the tranquilizers weren't so unbelievably, excessively popular. they really should be for psychosis and severe mood disorders, and very little else.

ok. end of rant. hope things get better for you.




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