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Old 07-15-2018, 08:44 AM
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Default Re: Surprising new research on schizophrenia meds

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Originally Posted by *Laurie* View Post
Yeah. An anti-psychotic used as a sleep med? Pfffft. Gimme a break.
I'm with you, Laurie. Using an antipsychotic (first- or second-generation) as a sleep med? Show me the science to back this up. Pfffft...exactly.

I have an "agenda" here, so you can ignore me, but I've never once in my life not been able to discern reality, yet I've been prescribed antipsychotics as sleep meds, "potentiators" of other meds, to "counter" the effects of antidepressants, and in addition to other antipsychotics. Antipsychotic effects are said to be cumulative and irreversible. I really do appreciate that there are people who benefit from them, and I would never presume to argue this point, but...IDK...I'd rather figure out another way. There has to be another way.

Jimi: Of course, you're talking about schizophrenia in your OP, but I think that everyone with an SMI (serious mental illness) should take note.
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