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Taking anti-depressants, anti-psychotic and mood stabilisers

  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Depression
  • Mania
  • Personality disorder
  • Psychosis

VIDEO: Taking anti-depressants, anti-psychotic and mood stabilisers

I’ve taken quite a few medications. They’ve mainly been anti-depressants, mood stabilisers and anti-psychotic drugs. At the moment I’m on anti-psychotics.

It feels like being really, really tired, all the time, and you have no energy to do anything, but it makes me feel less emotional, so I guess that’s a positive thing.

It does help balance my mood a lot, but the side effects - dry mouth, weight gain, tiredness, fatigue - so many, it’s a long list of side effects…

I’d like to have been provided with any information, because I didn’t actually get any on the drug at all! My psychiatrist said ‘Take this’ and I took it.

I didn’t know what I was taking, so I went out and bought the British National Formulary, and I went online, I went on the Royal Psychiatrists website, and there was a lot of information available there, so that’s what I did – did it myself.