Antipsychotics in particular do nothing for me. I have developed several physical problems due to the side effects of the drugs. Problems that require treatment from medical doctors. I have high prolactin, diabetes, my thyroid is becoming underactive, I have a fast heart rate and problems with my liver. ALL of which were caused by the antipsychotics i've been on/take - risperidone (risperdal), olanzapine (zxprexa) and quetiapine (seroquel). Even the medic I see said, ''personally I think that antipsychotics are horrible drugs with horrendous side effects''. How can antipsychotics be beneficial to someone who doesn't even have psychosis? It's ridiculous. I didn't even seek psychiatric help for 'psychosis', I went for depression. I'm quite happy to take antidepressants but why should I be forced to take these drugs? Antipsychotics should be banned. I stopped taking my seroquel once and was awake for three days unable to sit still or concentrate.