At age 20 I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. I am in my early 50's now. I have been able to keep my sanity and avoid Tardive Dyskensia (side affects) by avoiding the traditional meds, Haldol, Prolixin, Thorazine, etc. I have never heard voices or saw hallucinations, etc.
I was able to work successfully in every major industry and obtain graduate education. At age 49 I was in crisis due to a divorce after a 20 year plus marriage. After the devastation of the divorce (not my fault).
I was admitted to the hospital, they started me on Seroquel 600 mg, and for the short term it was better than the usual Haldol, Thorazine, etc. However; during 4 year on 400 Mg, it started me to have my Panic Attacks, Fear Reactions, etc. It took me 5 months to get off it slowly by decreasing my doses, using Xanax which is also now stopped.
I think LONGTERM Seroquel is Evil and Creates Psychosis! I think many of the Psychotropics benefit the Doctors more than the Patients by creating disease where the is NONE!