Antipsychotics cause obesity, diabetes, stroke, cardiac events, respiratory problems, delusional thinking and psychosis. They are so powerful they can actually cause brain shrinkage.
There have been 113 warnings from nine countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States) and the European Union warning that antipsychotics cause harmful side effects. These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):
There are 212 studies from 35 countries (Denmark, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam) showing that antipsychotics cause harmful side effects. These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):
There have been 117,414 Adverse Drug Reactions in connection with antipsychotics that have been reported to the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (MedWatch), between 2004 and 2012.
The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.