Depression Community
Antipsychotics for Depression?
About This Community:

Join others suffering from Depression. Turn to them for guidance and support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Antipsychotics for Depression?

Can antipsychotics worsen depression? I mean giving antipsychotics to a person who has no psychotic features   ?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
I was up and down for a while after the birth of my fourth beautiful baby.  Then one night I stayed awake all night and that was it, I plunged into a very severe depression.  I could not hold down water, struggled with an antidepressant for one month also with zanax.  

It was not getting any better, really it was very severe and I became like a skeleton and very irrational.  I changed to a top pshychiatrist she gave me anti psychotic zyprexa 5 mg +anti depressant + wham within 4 days I was completely normal! Now for maintenance (3years down the line) I just take 1.25 mg zyprexa with low dose antidepressant, it keeps me completely stable.

It saved my life
Blank
401554 tn?1270217356
After many years of tackling treatment-resistant depression, I gave into my doctor's advice and tried Zyprexa, an antipsychotic. Three days later, I felt normal again...a feeling so wonderful I can't put it into words. Give them a try and you may be surprised. Antipsychotics ara not just for "psychotic" people...they have many uses. Good luck!

- Ben
Blank
Avatar m tn
OK, I will try to consult with my doctor for Zyprexa (Olanzapine). Wikipedia said FDA approved it for only Mania in bipolar patients not for depression. But I think antipsychotics also reduce depression by looking at the experiences of different people. Can Risperidone also work like Zyprexa? I am currently on it with an anti depressant.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on Shannon79's status
14 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on Gardezi's status
14 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on KTowne's status
15 hrs ago
Blank
Mood Tracker
Track your mood over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
1415482 tn?1459706314
Blank
Kingston, Jamaica
1551327 tn?1414146344
Blank
Tompkinsville, KY
Depression Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
1415482 tn?1459706314
Blank
Kingston, Jamaica
1551327 tn?1414146344
Blank
Tompkinsville, KY