Side question: Can you have a good productive life (not just an okay bearable life) and live normally despite of having an antipsychotic in your blood?
I hate antipsychotics in general. Already had mdd diagnosis with the adhd and resistance to ssris(2 types) . And I'm avoiding getting tested for hypomania because I'm afraid of being forced to take it. and even without that, I've been prescribed antipsychotic before for different reasons (risperidone, olanze, Quetiapine) and i didn't like them; allergies, emotional numbness, irritability, akathisia-like symptoms, being unable to think or understand things or even talk+ an increase in suicidal ideation.
I hear lithium is far worse. So what are the options other than antipsychotics and brain dumping staff?
P.s: For me, English is a foreign language