Do you guys think poeple get depressed if they are on antipsychotics?
I don’t think so…
Sometimes a example would be people putting a lot of weight on…
I think sometimes people will get depression-like symptoms due to antipsychotics, such as anhedonia or fatigue.
I think those things might lead people to think they’re depressed and eventually become so.
there is in the package leaflet of risperidone that there are actually side effects that resemble depression. Symptoms such as fatigue and a feeling of being trapped in your self. And a flat mood.
Maybe. The only problem is that I started taking the med around the time of my peak in psychosis so I’m not sure if the depression is from the meds or passing the peak of my psychosis. I guess it’s maybe a bit of both med n the illness itself.hope ur feeling better than yesterday
yes, I’m still sick. but it does go a little better. thank you!
depression is very common with schizophrenia. It’s likely that it may not be the antipsychotic. Most of us are on meds for depression and a large amount for anxiety as well.
Have a chat to your psydoc!
I mean that if healthy people take antipsychotics. That they can become depressed.
hey did you slept well? Did you had a good night?
I personally think over the long term at least maybe yes but it’s a guess I could easily be wrong. Ask ur pdoc…?
Hey Stefan! It took me a while to go to sleep. And now I only had 5 hour sleep so I will go back to sleep now lol. How is ur work going?
haha bad, i’m still sick at home. But it gets better. Maybe next week i can work again!
I’ve asked my pdoc. He said: It is possible that you could feel like a dead bird due the antipsychotics. But he didn’t talk about depression.
Maybe it’s how you deal with the side effects. IDK
Lol like a dead bird. Sounds like depression to me. But yea the way u deal with it probably makes a difference
Did you had the feeling that your depression came through your antipsychotics?
I wish I knew. I’m really not sure but maybe from the trauma of psychosis and the medication maybe contributes too but at least it might have got rid of the voices
do you ever think you can stop the medication completely?
I feel scared to predict that if u know wat i mean
Yes, I understand. Partly because you absolutely want to prevent another psychosis. I think that people can only stop the medicines if they dare to experience a new psychosis.