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Treating Sleep Problems (APA)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Drugs
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Psychiatric Association
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 04/28/2014
If you're having trouble sleeping, some doctors prescribe antipsychotic drugs like Abilify, Zyprexa, Seroquel or Risperdal. The FDA has not approved them for this use. And they should not be the first treatment. There's not much evidence that they help you with insomnia, and the side effects can be serious.
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