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Antipsychotic Meds Not That Helpful for Depression: Study

(3/18/2013)

Antipsychotic Meds Not That Helpful for Depression: Study
HealthDay News
March 12, 2013

For people who don't fully respond to antidepressants, adding commonly prescribed antipsychotic drugs appears to be only slightly effective and is linked to unwelcome side effects, a new study finds.  Drugs added to antidepressants (like Prozac, Paxil and Celexa) include the antipsychotic medications aripiprazole (Abilify), quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal) and olanzapine/fluoxetine (Symbyax).  Antipsychotic drugs are traditionally used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder -- not depression.

View the full article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=674338

 


Keywords: study, antipsychotic, medications, depression



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