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Off Label Prescribing & the Standard of Care

When is an antipsychotic not an antipsychotic? Answer: When it is an antidepressant, a mood stabilizer, an anxiolytic, a tranquilizer, or a sleeping pill. Psychiatric medications are used for many purposes. A medication might be categorized as treating one condition but used to treat many other conditions. For example, quetiapine (Seroquel) is categorized as an antipsychotic medication used […]