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Meds for irritability other than antipsychotics?

6mg Risperdal stopped my irritability but made my negative symptoms worse. The only reason I went from 3 to 6mg risperdal is irritability, I didnt have positive symptoms. Is there a med that reduces irritability other than antipsychotics? Benzos?

I want to go back on 3mg but need something for the irritability and anger issues.

Benzo works but it stops working after some time and can cause dependency i used ativan and even by using it just a few times every two weeks it doesnt do much there are also some people who find antidepressants helpful for irritability and anxiety.

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I will ask my pdoc about those, thanks

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Lithium is a mood stabilizer which can be prescribed for anger and irritability, but you really don’t want this drug it’s horrible.

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Yea I read it can cause thyroid and kidney problems.

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Antidepressants reduce my irritability by a lot. I’m on 20 mg of Trintellix and I really notice an improvement in this symptom. I have tried no antidepressant and a 10 mg dose so I definitely know it’s the AD that’s making me less annoyed with people.

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