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pshitut,

Sorry to hear. My mom has been having trouble with psychotic behavior/emotions over the last year. It started w/ hallucinations in mirrors and then expanded to fear/paranoia/crying/etc. The doctor tried Seroquel and one other while she was at home at the assisted-living facility. They sent her off the deep end, and we had them stopped.

Although we bucked it for a couple of months, our mom had to go inpatient to have her meds adjusted. We should have done it sooner. Not to imply that it's all been peaches and cream, but the vast majority of the psychotic episodes have either gone away or diminished greatly. She had to go back into the hospital 3 months later to have them adjusted again.

It has been quite a roller-coaster ride for us, but the anti-psychotic that she's on (Geodon) has really improved her quality of life. She has also taken Lorazepam for the really nasty episodes that have popped up from time to time.

Hang in there!!!