Antipsychotics Get Mixed Review for Unapproved Use

Antipsychotics Get Mixed Review for Unapproved Use

Newer antipsychotic drugs are often prescribed for conditions they aren’t approved to treat, with questionable benefits, according to a new study.

Yeah, I read that this morning in the Psychcentral newsletter. Really interesting stuff. Treatment is so individualized that although one thing may not work for the majority, it could be the perfect thing in select cases. Treatment isn’t an exact science because there isn’t an exact cause.

The whole anti-psychotic thing is questionable anyway. They don’t really know how it works…they don’t know exactly why it causes weight gain, etc etc etc. Honestly Lulu, I take my stupid Abilify because I’m told to – I can’t really say it makes me any better. As for off label drug use in general, I’m running into an interesting situation myself. I’m on an anticonvulsant to help treat the Bipolar, which is really an off-label use of this particular med. I moved to Europe, and they absolutely don’t like using drugs for off-label purposes here at all. Sooooo, I wonder if my new doc is going to try and switch my meds. Sigh. It took me so damn long to get stable. That’s why I’m not too fond of off-label med use. You just never know when it is going to bite you in the butt.

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