Oh how I wish the powers that be would see that all these drugs are HAZARDOUS with any sort of long term use whatsoever. Any dose, any cocktail—all bad! UGH!!
Polypharmacy With Antipsychotics Not Beneficial, Potentially Hazardous
Persistent polypharmacy and excessive dosing with antipsychotics is common among mentally ill outpatients, even though it is not endorsed by treatment guidelines, according to a new study.
“The take-away message is that there is no reliable evidence in the literature that antipsychotic polypharmacy is more effective than monotherapy, and, given the cost and the increased risk of side effects, it’s something clinicians should think about carefully,” lead author Alasdair M. Barr, PhD, from the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, said at a poster presentation at the 2009 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. (read rest here)