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Why Do Psych Medications Stop Working Sometimes?

A fellow blogger asked this question recently, and it’s taken me a while to pull this post together because there just isn’t a simple answer as to why psych medications stop working out of the blue sometimes. There are various possibilities, but there’s also a hefty dose of science just doesn’t know yet. How the …

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Antipsychotics and the Likelihood of Weight Gain

Weight gain can be a difficult side effect for people taking antipsychotic medications. Not all drugs are equally likely to cause weight gain, and this post looks at the findings from a study published in 2020 in The Lancet Psychiatry that compared the potential for weight gain with different antipsychotics. The link between antipsychotics and …

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Do I Look Fat in this Seroquel? Psych Meds & Weight Gain

Society is obsessed with how we look, and in particular what size we are.  Even people who are generally quite polite feel entitled to comment on our weight and body shape, without having any idea what the backstory might be.  In the case of mental illness, there is often a great deal of backstory.