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    Dr G: navane
    monkeybee posted:
    Hi Dr G.

    What is the story on Navane? My new doctor doesn't prescribe clozaril and I was having much difficulty handeling the side effects anyway. She did the gene sight testing and apparently there were many drugs that were out of safety range for me. Is Navane as strong as Clozaril? As strong as haldol (I use as prn only)?

    Also, my old doctor changed my diagnosis to schizoeffective disorder which, even after resarching, I still don't understand. Can you explain the differences in Bipolar I and schizoeffective disorder? Does Navane work the same in Bipolar I as is does in schizoeffective disorder?

    Thank you,
    Joseph F Goldberg, MD responded:
    Dear Sarah, Navane is an older antipsychotic drug along the same lines as trilafon, somewhat less potent than haldol. It bears no resemblance to clozapine but does treat psychosis. Schizoaffective disorder is thought to be a cross between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; periods of mood symptoms plus psychosis and then other periods of only psychosis. Dr G

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