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Rolandrat

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I am undergoing therapy and have been on anti depressants ( escitalopram) for a year, respiradone 1mg for 6 months, diazepam and propranolol. Over the last week my mood has plummeted, unable to complete a task, flashbacks, panic, self harm and suicidal and intrusive thoughts. Saw GP who referred back to psychiatrist. The psychiatrist asked no questions about how I felt just suggested that I increase respiradone to 4mg slowly over the next few weeks. I feel very anxious about this increase, has anyone else taken similar. I actually just wanted to tell him that I wanted to go to sleep forever and had active thoughts of suicide, I feel scared of myself and don't want this pain anymore, how can an anti psychotic help ? Rant over
 
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Risperidone is one of the more 'zombifying' antipsychotic medications, it tends to calm the mind down, reduce motivation, energy and other impulses. They probably intend it to help you control yourself. But I wouldn't take it for longer than six months, it can be hard to come off.