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What medications besides antipsychotic drugs might doctors use to treat delusional disorder?

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Antipsychotic medications are the first line of treatment for delusional disorders. Tranquilizers and anti-depressants might also treat anxiety or mood symptoms that can happen along with delusional disorder. A doctor might prescribe tranquilizers if you have a very high level of anxiety or problems sleeping. Anti-depressants might be used to treat depression, which often happens in people with delusional disorder.

SOURCES:

Intelihealth: "Delusional Disorder."

Disorders.org: "Delusional."

Medscape: "Delusional Disorder."

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV: "Delusional Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 19, 2018

SOURCES:

Intelihealth: "Delusional Disorder."

Disorders.org: "Delusional."

Medscape: "Delusional Disorder."

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV: "Delusional Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 19, 2018

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