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Re: risperdal vs seroquel phidippus

Posted by ed_uk2010 on August 21, 2014, at 13:41:04

In reply to Re: risperdal vs seroquel ed_uk2010, posted by phidippus on August 20, 2014, at 17:37:48

> I would not replace a mood stabilizer with Seroquel. It has limited effects on neurotransmission whereas a mood stabilizer such as Lithium has a global effect on the brain, slowing neurotransmission, whereas Seroquel affects dopamine and serotonin alone.
> Eric

Overall, Seroquel appears to have similar efficacy to lithium for prophylaxis in bipolar disorder. Of course, many people respond better to one than the other. The precise mechanism of action isn't especially important if it is working.




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