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Does your antipsycotic make you depressed?

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My antipsycotic makes me depressed. Every morning i wake feeling awful and i feel depressed the entire day until i go to sleep. I feel psysically and mentally weak. I hate this i'd rather live in a hospital and be left with no medication at all at least i feel better.
 
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My antipsycotic makes me depressed. Every morning i wake feeling awful and i feel depressed the entire day until i go to sleep. I feel psysically and mentally weak. I hate this i'd rather live in a hospital and be left with no medication at all at least i feel better.
according to psychiatrists it's the illness that makes you depressed, either it's part of the illness or because you have the illness
 
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Anything that reduces dopamine which is the pleasure neurotransmitter is going to make you depressed imo. But psychiatrists like to call this the negative symptoms of schizophrenia instead of admitting that life with a schizophrenia diagnosis and being on shit medication and treated like a faulty biological mechanism by MH services could contribute to one feeling apathetic and so on.
 
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I suppose it is worth asking to try another antipsychotic.

My psych is always saying this one is a mood stabilising antipsychotic, or an antidepressant antipsychotic. The ones I have tried don't stabilise my mood or relieve depression, so I think it is a load of B. However it could be worth trying. Know what you mean though, they make me feel worse.
 
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My antipsycotic makes me depressed. Every morning i wake feeling awful and i feel depressed the entire day until i go to sleep. I feel psysically and mentally weak. I hate this i'd rather live in a hospital and be left with no medication at all at least i feel better.
How many other meds are you on? I think the mind sometimes just becomes a bit overwhelmed, not only with the drugs, but with our problem(s) as well. I have good days that pass by quickly, and bad days that seem to drag on forever. Are you sure about the hospital? Was in a group home the mental health people sent me to, became very depressed wondering if I would ever live a normal life again with my own place.
 
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