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Antipsychotic deflates the brain.

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Crue-K, Jun 8, 2010.

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  1. Crue-K

    Crue-K Well-Known Member

    For anyone on the forum has ever been on Haloperidol (Haldol), I came across this article that suggests that this medication shrinks the brain. I was on it for 2 years in the early 90's so know it is not a nice drug, but I wasn't aware of just how bad it is.

    Antipsychotic deflates the brain
  2. dnE ehT

    dnE ehT Well-Known Member

    Are you saying it makes it physically smaller, or just less intelligent?

    That is very wierd.

    BTW nice picture:lol!:
  3. Crue-K

    Crue-K Well-Known Member

    Who knows, I usually read these articles with sceptacism at the best of times. This piece just jumped out at me. I wouldn't want to hazard a guess on how accurate it may be.
  4. bluegrey

    bluegrey Antiquities Friend

    This is so tragic, medications that cause terrible physical damage but the patient has to stay on them or lose touch with reality. The older anti-psychotics were notorious for causing tardive dyskenesia and the newer ones, the atypical anti-psychotics cause insulin resistance/diabetes.

    My mother has tardive dyskenesia from the older anti-psychotics and the very one that probably caused it, Haldol, she has to still take or risk psychosis.
  5. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    Many of these drugs cause more harm than the diseases they're intended to treat.
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