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Schizophrenia board

When a person hears voices but usually doesn't have bad delusions they usually respond well to an older med or to lithium (for Bipolar disorder). A med you need to stay away from if you're depressive is Haldol or valproates like Depakote as they tend to make you worse than your original condition for a few weeks when you discontinue them. Ask your doc about lithium if the antipsychotics fail.

Hearing voices usually takes about 6-7 weeks to stop if they are bad once a med is started. If you miss a dose of medicine instead of taking it regularly every day you will get worse so don't miss a dose.