Is This Common w/Antipsychotics
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Q:  Is This Common w/Antipsychotics


Doctor: My mother age 62 has a lifelong history of Bipolar most likely schizoaffective type, she has some bizzare side effects on ALL of the atypical anti-psychotics, yet she responds well to Navane could it be that her body was familiar with that type of drug for 30 years? Versus the new one's, also I read that sensitivity to some of the anti-pschotics could indicate possible early dementia is there any truth to that? Bottom line is she tolerates the typical versus the atypicals is that uncommon?



Dear Mr. W' -- 
Not sure about "common" but I've seen that pattern a few times.  "Indicate possible early dementia" -- haven't heard that notion, but that is not a territory I usually hang out to know latest details on.  


Dr. Phelps
 
 

Published May, 2002 

 

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