Skip to Content

How does quetiapine work for a patient with chronic mania?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Responses (2)

4 Aug 2009

Quetiapine works by blocking dopamine and serotonin receptors in the brain.
These chemicals are thought to play a role in regulating mood. The way they work is not completely understood.

For more information visit:
http://www.drugs.com/enc/bipolar-disorder.html http://www.drugs.com/cdi/quetiapine.html

Votes: +0

16 Aug 2009

In theory, Seroquel should work well for chronic mania because the medication sits on the histamine receptor, which should be seen evidenced by reduced psychomotor agitation or mania. Instead, in theory, you should see a more calmer individual. Good luck.

Votes: +0

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Bipolar Disorder Type 1, which I have, and the obsessive-compulsive part is driving me mad!?

Everything with my Bipolar Disorder Type 1 is under control, no swings, mania, depression, dual episodes, etc excluding the obsessive-compulsive ...

7 answers 5 Oct 2011

Bipolar Disorder - How can I move forward?

I've had only 3 manic events in 30+yrs & I always suffer from Chronic Depression.The last Mania was almost 2 yrs. ago and I consciencely ...

10 answers 8 Jun 2012

How to stop taking quetiapine?

3 answers 24 Jul 2013

Bipolar Disorder - Hello all I am new here and I am struggling the last 2 weeks I don't know how to?

... cope with being bipolar when it's bad. what are some helpful suggestions for when I get really agitated... sometimes I feel like I ...

1 answer 19 Feb 2014

Shall I come off Quetiapine?

Hello everyone (new here), I am a 21 year old female who has Borderline Personality Disorder (in other words, Unstable Emotionality Traits). I also ...

5 answers 24 Jun 2015