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Psychotherapists Say They Can Fix The Problems Caused By Psychiatric Drugs

Another shooting, this time in a Charleston church, and another link to psychiatric drugs. Psychological disturbances caused by psychotropic drug treatment are a neglected problem, say therapists in a recent article. Up to 70% of patients with psychosis treated with antiserotoninergic second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs; clozapine, olanzapine and risperidone) develop secondary obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) or secondary obsessive-compulsive disorder (s-OCD), they write. The experts suggest two pharmacological strategies to treat s-OCD: a combination of antiserotoninergic SGAs with either dopaminergic SGAs (amisulpride and aripiprazole) or mood stabilizers (valproate or lamotrigine), and augmentation of SGAs...

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Published By: Science 2.0 - Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

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