Explains what antipsychotics are used for, how the medication works, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.

Your stories

Being diagnosed with bipolar

For World Bipolar Day, Lee blogs about being diagnosed with bipolar.

Lee Burrows
Posted on 24/03/2016

People call me crazy - my film about schizophrenia

Juno blogs about why he decided to make a film about his experience of schizophrenia.

Posted on 14/11/2014

My experience of psychosis

Posted on 24/10/2013

Useful contacts

Bipolar UK

0333 323 3880
Supports people affected by bipolar disorder.

Elefriends is a friendly, supportive online community for people experiencing a mental health problem.

Hearing Voices Network

0114 271 8210
National network and local groups for people who hear voices.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
For national guidance on evidence-based treatment of many conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927
For everyone affected by severe mental illness. Includes information about medication and looking after your physical health.

This information was published in 2016. We will revise it inĀ 2019.

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