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Adderall and Psychosis
thefloyd1977 posted:
I was diagnosed schizoaffective after having a psychotic episode 3 years ago. I was taking adderall at the time for ADD. I have read adderall can cause psychosis in some people. My psychosis did not last for 2 weeks which is how long psychosis needs to last in order to get diagnosed schizoaffective. It did not last because I was prescribed seroquel. Which works great for me. The psychosis went away instantly. I stopped taking adderall(60 mg) as well. I have taken 60 mg another time and no psychosis. What I am trying to get at is should my diagnosis be schizoaffective? Or was it just the adderall? I have not had a relapse since taking seroquel. Is it normal not to have a relapse? I read on here people having relapses all the time. I have been fired from 4 jobs because of my memory. I am have now held a job for 2 years thanks to seroquel. I also have problems with avolition(doing things), hygiene and lack of thoughts. All signs of schizoaffective. My doctor believes since my symptoms are persistent I am schizoaffective and it was not the adderall. What do you guys think?
IrwinsLady responded:
well if youre unsure and second guessing your diagnosis, i would suggest getting a second opinion. it cant hurt. and as far as relapses go, well some people have them and some dont. i am one who does but all i need is an increase in medication luckily. i would be happy to not have another psychotic episode like you. id say youre lucky . and again try to get a second opinion. let us know what happens if you do.

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