Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Antidepressants for negative symptoms

Does antidepressants help with negative symptoms of sz?

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I don’t know whether antidepressants help negative symptoms, but it is difficult to tell the difference between depression and negative symptoms.

The doctor and nurse team who work with my family member were really happy with the results of the antidepressant they prescribed to family member and were even able to drop the AP down from higher dose to normal dose.

So, good question and worth asking the doctor about.


My son’s Doctor feels that less medicine is best but stressed the importance of antipsychotic at the very least. I know other doctors believe in more medicine. Just keep asking the doctors. I hope you get some answers and share her with us when you do.

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The only thing I’ve found to really help me significantly with negative symptoms is not legal, but readily available where I live…