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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-schizophrenic_depression

Post-schizophrenic depression is a "depressive episode arising in the aftermath of a ... Typically, the depressive symptoms are not severe enough to be classified as a ... After being taken off of antipsychotic medication, schizophrenic patients' ... as the ones previously listed, so it is possible the nature of schizophrenia itself is  ...

www.webmd.com/depression/news/20130312/antipsychotic-meds-not-that-helpful-for-depression-study

Mar 12, 2013 ... These drugs, meant for other conditions, come with side effects including weight gain. ... Antipsychotic Meds Not So Helpful for Depression?

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4054548

There is a long history of using antipsychotic medications in the treatment of ... When using atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of depressed patients, .... [21] The binding ability of quetiapine to 5-HT2C receptors is low so it does not ...

www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/mental-health-medications/index.shtml

NIMH also does not endorse or recommend any particular drug, herb, or supplement. ... Antidepressants are medications commonly used to treat depression. .... for short periods, a practice that is especially helpful for older adults (read the NIMH .... so it may take several trials of different antipsychotic medications to find the ...

www.goodtherapy.org/drugs/psychotropic-medication.html

Nov 24, 2015 ... However, psychotropic medications, like all drugs, do not come without ... Antipsychotics may cause permanent damage by leading to ... were helpful for those experiencing severe depression, individuals who .... Still, some people do not respond to the new antidepressants, so TCAs may be prescribed.

www.psychiatrictimes.com/articles/atypical-antipsychotics-treating-major-depression

Sep 19, 2009 ... Major depressive disorder (MDD) does not always respond to antidepressants. ... The good news is that the medications are sometimes very helpful; the bad ... So far, I have not seen any studies reporting on the efficacy of ...

patient.info/health/antipsychotic-medicines

Antipsychotics are medicines that are mainly used to treat schizophrenia or mania ... mania (caused by bipolar disorder), severe depression or severe anxiety. ... If one does not work so well, a different one is often tried and may work well. .... It is helpful if you have your medication and/or the leaflet that came with it with you ...

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/health/a-call-for-caution-in-the-use-of-antipsychotic-drugs.html

Sep 24, 2012 ... So how did these and other antipsychotics get to be so popular? ... Thorazine, the first real antipsychotic, was synthesized in the 1950s; not just sedating, ... dozens of clinical trials to test these drugs against depression and, ...

www.heretohelp.bc.ca/visions/medications-vol4/how-antidepressant-and-antipsychotic-medications-work

This article will explain how antidepressant and antipsychotic medications work ... to your medication treatment plan so that the medications are given a chance to ... Although the exact cause of depression is not known, biological, genetic and  ...