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Re: Zyprexa
Feb 1, 2005
[QUOTE=hry33]zyprexa is an antipsychotic and the use of these meds for anxiety is controversial, several psychiatrists who specialise in anxiety wont use them

they compare these meds with hitting the patient over the head with a baseball bat to calm them, suit yourself[/QUOTE]


I have to agree with this. Antipsychotics are very powerful and can cause numerous side effects like fatigue, brain fog. Not to mention long term neurological possibilities and also diabetes can be caused by Zyprexa.

Antipsychotics are "major" tranquilizers vs. minor ones like Xanax which are pretty strong but not as much.

IMHO, antipsychotics are overkill for anxiety. And SSRi's like Zoloft can increase anxiety over time. In fact, serotonin is an excitatory, not inhibitory, neurotransmitter. I think the calming effect is temporary and paradoxial in nature most li





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