What you describe is a psychosis, albeit a drug-induced one.
I think it is more likely your psych will advise you to stop drinking rather than alter your meds if you are happy with them. Either way, he can't make you do anything unless you actually become psychotic and need to be sectioned.
If I were you (I'm presuming here you have or have had some mental illness, which is why you see a psychiatrist?) then I would be worrying that the alcohol could aggravate/trigger my illness, and would probably stop drinking, or certainly cut down.
EDIT: Either way, you should tell your psych, because if they did see it as a sign you were becoming unwell, then you could then work out a way to prevent that from happening.
EDIT: But don't let me alarm you in any way! It might be normal for some people, I don't really know much of what I'm talking about
Last edited by BeanofJelly; 07-07-2012 at 23:27.
If you've had severe depression (sounds like maybe bordering on psychotic depression?) then your psychiatrist is really going to tell you off for drinking
I'm sure you'll get a lecture from them, so I shouldn't, but alcohol is a depressant and it will make you worse, it can trigger your illness, and it reduces the efficacy of your drugs (by working against them), bla bla bla..
(Original post by superwolf)
Thing is I've been on them before (tried quetiapine but had a severe reaction and stopped after a week, but later was on olanzapine for over a year) for treatment-resistant depression, and my psych also mentioned putting me on aripiprazole a couple of months ago when my depression was particularly severe and I started having some strange thoughts related to restricting my eating (although those thoughts went away when my depression lifted). So I think there's more of a possibility that he'd consider putting me on them than with other people. I know he can't force me, but he seems pretty good with prescribing meds, so I probably wouldn't want to go against his decision. Ah well, just have to wait and see I suppose.
Do you have trouble with drinking, stopping drinking I mean? Because there should be services that can help you with that? I know it must be pretty ****ty when you're young and its what everyone is doing, and depression can drive you to it even more... But I think it's likely your doc will pick on that. Sorry!
I don't really know what to say, I'm at the end of my limited knowledge. Yep I'd think it's more likely you'll be prescribed them if you've had them before, but then you're not actually depressed at the moment.. so your doc may think it's unjustified.
EDIT: Actually I have to go to sleeeep. But gd luck with seeing them.
Last edited by BeanofJelly; 08-07-2012 at 00:57.