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The Mental Health Watchdog

Australian National Office

Risks of Sleeping With Seroquel and Other Psychiatric Drugs

Jill Margo, Health Editor, Australian Financial Review, 11 Feb 2015Tablets Named Side Effects Forte with a Dazed Smiley Logo on the Cardboard Package.A worrying trend has emerged in the treatment of regular sleep problems. Australians are increasingly resorting to powerful anti-psychotic drugs to knock themselves out at night.

The attraction of these drugs, particularly to the professional classes, is that initially they can be depended upon to induce deep sleep and maintain it often for eight hours.

But these drugs, which are only approved for serious mental illness, have safety concerns.

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