One of the problems with antipsychotic medications is that serious side effects can occur when these drugs are taken over a long period of time. Some of these side effects include:
• weight gain
• diabetes and high cholesterol
• dizziness and blurry vision
• heart problems
• movement disorders
These side effects make it important for people to be monitored closely by a physician. At times, people with disorganized schizophrenia may display mood symptoms, like depression or anxiety. When this occurs, a person may also take mood-stabilizers, antidepressants, or other anti-anxiety drugs.