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Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Dp/dr is NOT (?) considered a psychotic disorder.

So...why are people prescribed anti-psychotics?

Good chance is, I'm wrong. :/
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Hey all;
I was prescibed Mellaril an anti-psychotic at a very low dose back in 1987 b/cuz I was having horrible anxiety and panic, insomnia..

I was sober five years and even then they didn't want to go the benzo route with me. And no anti-depressants were even mentioned. I have anxiety and depression REALLY closely related. Anyway Mellaril was pretty bad w/side affects and I despised taking anything really but I was desperate. I did get some sleep finally.

Fast forward to 2005 and in July my psychiatrist added 25 mg. of Seroquel to my Clonopin and Remeron, and she increased both of those as well--had not had an increase in 5 or 6 years. So this Seroquel is for sleep, anxiety, and she said it would help "organize my thoughts." I told her about the racing thoughts.

I'm not psychotic but it is always scary I think for me to be put on one of these just b/cuz of that stigma and fear of the word. My Mom suffered untreated for the most part, with paranoid schiz. I've said it b-4 but it bears repeating. I am so glad I didn't get that from her.

At the same time I can't imagine living ona nd on in the state I have been in past year and half. New meds put a little dent in feeling overwhelmed and do little for DP itself. All I can do is keep trying to work it out and trust I WILL be ok again someday. Meanwhile coping ONLY with help of meds.
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