Will I be on antipsychotics forever?

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asked Sep 10, 2023 in Mental Health by geausapops (4,340 points)
Will I be on antipsychotics forever?

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answered Jun 12 by Weewun (10,150 points)
You will sometimes be on antipsychotics forever depending on your condition although some people may be able to stop taking antipsychotics eventually and without problems.

And if you have been taking antipsychotics for a long time it can be more difficult to get off of them.

The safest atypical antipsychotic is risperidone and Quetiapine.

The most common side effects of quetiapine are somnolence, orthostatic hypotension, and dizziness. Ziprasidone has almost no weight gain but can cause prolongation of QTc.

The strongest antipsychotic in the world is Clozapine.

The antipsychotics that are approved in the US are aripiprazole, asenapine, clozapine, iloperidone, olanzapine, paliperidone, quetiapine, risperidone, and ziprasidone.

Caplyta is different from other antipsychotics in that Caplyta is an atypical antipsychotic which means that it's less likely to cause side effects than other antipsychotic medications.

Caplyta does cause weight gain in some people who take it.

Caplyta will sometimes help you lose weight over the course of a year.

Some people who have taken Caplyta over a year have reported a weight loss of 7 lbs.

In some cases you may even gain a bit of weight when taking Caplyta.

A 30 day supply of Caplyta costs around $1,470.00 to as much as $1,519.25

With RX discounts you may pay as little as $50.00 per month for a 30 day supply of Caplyta.

Caplyta is around 95 to 98 percent successful in treating depression and bipolar disorder.

The drug Caplyta is an atypical anti-psychotic which works by helping to restore the balance of the certain natural substances in your brain.

Caplyta may also improve your energy levels, appetite, sleep and mood.

 Atypical means it is less likely than older anti-psychotics to cause side effects, such as extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS).

The new medication for bipolar disorder is Caplyta also known as lumateperone which is used to treat bipolar and depressive disorders in bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 disorders in adults.

Caplyta can be taken by itself or with lithium or valproate.

You take Caplyta once a day with or without food by mouth.

The best drug on the market for bipolar is Lithium which is the best and first mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder.

Lithium mood stabilizer is the oldest mood stabilizer and is very effective at treating bipolar and mania.

If someone with bipolar takes Wellbutrin it can cause side effects such as hypomania or mania episodes.

A bipolar rage is unpredictable, intense and uncontrolled and the anger with bipolar rage seems to begin without any triggers like frustration or threat.

Someone in the middle of a bipolar rage will usually scream at and even verbally abuse others just because they are around and sometimes the person in the bipolar rage episode will have no memory of doing so.

A bipolar meltdown is when a person who has bipolar is having a manic episode or is being in a depressed state of mind.

The manic episodes and depression can cause the bipolar person to lose control of their emotions and have trouble managing them.

Warning signs and symptoms of a bipolar meltdown are suicidal thoughts, feeling flat, isolating behaviors, trouble concentrating, restlessness, increasing irritability and sleep disturbances.

The bipolar meds that cause the most weight gain are Lamictal, lamotrigine, Equetro and Tegretol.

The best mood stabilizer for bipolar is Lithium.

The most successful bipolar treatment is Lithium which is a mood stabilizer that is widely prescribed for people with bipolar disorder.

Lithium mood stabilizer is the most effective at reducing and treating the severity of manic episodes of bipolar and is sometimes used along with other medications.

The bipolar medication that doesn't cause weight gain which are Ziprasidone, Vraylar, Latuda and Aripiprazole.

The safest drug for bipolar is Topamax and Neurontin.

Topamax and Neurontin are less problematic in regards to management of bipolar than medications such as lithium and Depakote.

Medications that can make bipolar worse are antidepressants such as Zoloft and Luvox.

Anti anxiety medicines such as Buspar and other medicines such as Carbatrol, Epitol, Tegretol and Equeto can also make Bipolar worse.

Bipolar does sometimes affect your metabolism and can involve abnormalities in metabolism and a wide range of chemical reactions that sustain your brain and body.

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is highly prevalent (16.7%–67%) among people with bipolar disorder in many countries.

Bipolar disorder and MetS have common risk factors, including endocrine disturbances, sympathetic nervous system dysregulation, and behavior patterns such as physical inactivity and overeating.

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, activity levels, and concentration.

These shifts can make it difficult to carry out day-to-day tasks.
 
The signs and symptoms of Bipolar disorder include.

Feeling incredibly 'high' or euphoric.
Delusions of self-importance.
High levels of creativity, energy and activity.
Getting much less sleep or no sleep.
Poor appetite and weight loss.
Racing thoughts, racing speech, talking over people.
Highly irritable, impatient or aggressive.

People with bipolar disorder experience both episodes of severe depression and episodes of mania – overwhelming joy, excitement or happiness, huge energy, a reduced need for sleep, and reduced inhibitions.

The experience of bipolar is uniquely personal.

No two people have exactly the same experience.

Bipolar I disorder is characterized by episodes of extreme shifts in mood from mania to depression.

A number of factors can trigger a bipolar mood episode, such as stress, hormonal changes, and drug and alcohol use.

Some people may experience mood episodes without any apparent triggers.

A “bipolar meltdown” is, much like “bipolar anger,” a very stigmatizing phrase, and not something that really exists.

The phrase “bipolar meltdown” could refer to a bipolar person having a manic episode or being in a depressed state.

Bipolar disorder is considered to be a developmental disability.

Bipolar disorder is a multifactorial psychiatric disorder with developmental and progressive neurophysiological alterations.

This disorder is typically characterized by cyclical and recurrent episodes of mania and depression but is heterogeneous in its clinical presentation and outcome.

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