Is trazodone a antipsychotic drug?

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asked Sep 10, 2023 in Mental Health by geausapops (4,340 points)
Is trazodone a antipsychotic drug?

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answered Jun 12 by Weewun (10,150 points)
Trazodone is not an antipsychotic drug and instead is an antidepressant drug that is used to treat depression.

Trazodone is an antidepressant and is FDA-approved for the treatment of depression.

The antidepressant Trazodone has been used by mental health and primary care providers for the treatment of multiple psychiatric and medical conditions.

Trazodone is mainly used to treat depression, anxiety, or a combination of depression and anxiety.

Trazodone works by increasing your levels of serotonin and noradrenaline so you feel better.

It can help if you're having problems like low mood, not sleeping (insomnia) and poor concentration.

Common trazodone side effects include drowsiness, dry mouth, and dizziness.

Serious side effects include priapism (prolonged erections), suicidal thoughts, and serotonin syndrome.

You should seek medical attention if serious side effects occur.

Trazodone has been around as an antidepressant for over 60 years, but it became popular more recently as a sleeping pill.

Trazodone can have a sedative effect, which is why it's used to help people sleep.

Taking trazodone won't fix a sleep problem.

Trazodone can cause problems with ejaculation.

Some people say it gives them a higher sex drive, others say it makes it lower.

Weight gain (or loss) with trazodone varies widely among individuals.

Research also suggests that the average weight gain attributed to trazodone ranges from negligible to moderate.

One study also indicated an average gain of around 1.2 pounds over the course of treatment, while others reported minimal weight changes.

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