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Sarafin, author of the Asylum Squad web comicAsylum Squad
a comic about four characters who appear to be suffering from what looks like schizophrenia

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 16

Sarafin Updated: Dec 2nd 2010

Asylum Squad Strip 16

Yes, the meds can often be just as bad as the disorder. Thankfully, I'm not on nearly as much as I was in the past, even before experiencing psychosis. I found an antipsychotic that works, but that also doesn't sedate me terribly, or cripple my creativity. (I take Seroquel XR, if you're interested - I can't take regular Seroquel and still call myself an artist!)

If anyone has any other positive antipsychotic medication experiences, I'd like to hear about them. A whole slew of new atypicals seem to have come out in recent times, but I don't know enough about what it's like to take them. (I was on Clopixol for a while, which is an old school medication, and it made me feel TERRIBLE.)

-Sarafin

 

Sarafin

Sarafin is a Toronto-based artist and writer, a student of illustration, and a self-described psychiatric survivor. She currently writes and draws a webcomic entitled 'Asylum Squad', which exemplifies the psychotic experience, satirizes psychiatry, and parodies drug culture. You can now view all of The Psychosis Diaries strips at http://www.thepsychosisdiaries.com and of course the ongoing series is available at http://www.asylumsquad.com.

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