It is the best of drugs; it is the worst of drugs. Quetiapine (Seroquel) has a few benefits that are unmatched by other medications, and here we explore where it fits in depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, as well as off-label uses like anxiety and sleep.
Psychotic depression is difficult to detect, and antipsychotics are not as effective in this condition as we’d like to think. Conrad Swartz explains why 1 in 3 cases of psychotic depression are missed, its complex relationship to trauma, and how to treat it.
Dr. Aiken is the Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report; director of the Mood Treatment Center in North Carolina, where he maintains a private practice combining medication and therapy along with evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments; and Assistant Professor NYU Langone Department of Psychiatry. He has worked as a research assistant at the NIMH and a sub-investigator on clinical trials, and conducts research on a shoestring budget out of his private practice. Follow him on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.