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Antipsychotics don't eliminate or reduce psychosis?


#1

Was wondering what others thought of this research by Harrow and Jobe.

My thoughts (1) Those not on antipsychotics have a milder presentation of illness? (2) An indication that current antipsychotics are of limited therapeutic value.


#2

What I found interesting is the hypothesis that long-term use of antipsychotics make the dopamine receptors more sensitive to dopamine, thus causing more psychosis.

I definitely think that more research needs to be done to prove this phenomena.

Great study, firemonkey!

Blessings,

Anthony


#3

I don’t trust anything from anti-medication, anti-psychiatry sites.


#4

Great study! Thanks for posting. I didn’t have intrusive thoughts until taking Geodon for two years.


#5

You’ve hit on something here. In my readings, antipsychotics cause more upregulation of dopamine. More upregulation leads to not only more psychosis, but also a highly increased risk of tardive dyskinesia.