In case you were skeptical of the April 2 post. Here’s Furious Seasons (April 4 entry) with a quote from the maker of Seroquel describing it as an antidepressant.
A bizarre incident in Mississippi: a middle school student gave the antipsychotic Seroquel to several friends, the friends took the drug, the students began acting oddly, the students were taken to a hospital, and the student who gave them the drug is in big trouble.
Then this from a press account:
“Seroquel is an antidepressant drug used to treat manic depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to the Web site http://www.Seroquel.com.”Where the hell does AstraZeneca get off describing the drug, which is not approved for depression, as an anti-depressant? The drug is approved for bipolar depression, but it’s most common use is as an antipsychotic, shut-people-up drug. If it’s an anti-depressant, then I am Zeus.
Kalea Chapman, Psy.D.