Does quetiapine dull emotions?

Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication that can have effects on mood and emotions. While its primary use is in the treatment of mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions that may affect mood, such as anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder.

Some individuals may report that quetiapine dulls their emotions or reduces their ability to experience pleasure or excitement. This may be due to the medication’s effects on neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine and serotonin, which can affect mood and motivation.

However, the effects of quetiapine on emotions may vary from person to person, and some individuals may not experience any significant changes in their emotional state. It is important to discuss any concerns about changes in emotions or mood with a healthcare provider, who can help determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on individual needs and medical history.

There are various forms of drugs available, such as tablets or liquids, and each may have a separate patient information leaflet (PIL) for different doses. It is important to refer to the PIL for the specific form and dose of the drug that you have been prescribed.

You can search for further information and PILs on websites such as: