Antipsychotics are medicines used to manage major psychiatric illness like delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Long-term use of antipsychotics causes side effects like impotence, weight gain, gynecomastia, etc.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am so anxious and sleeping 9 to 10 hours per day. It has begun when I start taking Abilify pills and Akineton. Why I feel so tired every day? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer me a few more questions. Do you have any of the following symptoms? Persistent low mood, disturbed appetite, loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, ideas of hopelessness, ideas of helplessness, ideas of suicide and persistent headache. ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 26 years old, now has been diagnosed with ADHD when he was 5 years old. He went to various psychiatrist to make sure that he is actually ADHD. Six doctors confirmed that he has ADHD and two doctors said he has bipolar disorder. He says that he was given Xanax as a treatment... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder also called as ADHD is a problem with hyperactivity and decrease attention. Bipolar disorder is the disorder in which increase talk, tall claims, decrease need for sleep and high energy are the most common symptoms. Xanax (Alpr... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Alprazolam 3mg since 5 years. I am also taking Carbamazepine 30mg since 3 years. Now I am unable to sleep without the medicine. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been taking such a high dose of tablet Alprazolam 3mg since 5 years (long duration) and now you are dependent on it. My treatment plan is to shift you to tablet Valium, a long acting benzodiazepine (in place of Alprazolam) and then gradually taper of... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am facing a problem with delusion. It is like an attack and I start thinking that my family members or my friends want to do something wrong with me and I suddenly get very angry and start shouting. The base of this problem is around 12 years ago when I spoke wrong about a female me... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Delusion is a false belief, which is very firm and unshakeable. It is a symptom of psychosis, which is found in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, mania, etc. It is due to increased dopamine chemical in the brain. Other causes are genetic, sociocultural and ps... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed as manic-depressive (now bipolar 1) 43 years back. For many years I was on Lithium and then subsequently on Haloperidol. Then, I switched over to Valproate 18 years back. The results of the Lithium and Haloperidol were polydipsia and TD. TD was treated with Quetiapine,... Read Full »