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Can brain shrinkage be reversed or stopped

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Arias
19 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not: The short answer is no. You will probably not have any brain volume loss from one month of antipsychotic especially if your diagnosis is Major Depress ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Many causes: anything toxic to humans will kill brain cells; alcohol, drugs, smoke, etc... And yes, the brain will atrophy (shrink) due to less brain mass.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
No good answer: Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for the body. The lack of it can cause problems. However, adding excess B12 has not been shown to be beneficial. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience Family Medicine
Think stops Shrink: Eat well, keep socially connected and do things which exercise your brain--- reading books, finding a challenging but satisfying job, and playing game ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See below: Brain shrinkage or atrophy occurs naturally as we age, but accelerates in patients with Alzheimer's, and aggressive MS. Jumping or playing would not ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
What brain shrinkage: effect are you referring to? Zyprexa is an antipsychotic medication used in severe cases of psychosis and has nothing to do with brain size or volume. ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
60 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely: antipsychotic meds taken as prescribed in most people have no neurological effect that we are aware of. Taken over years in larger doses there is like ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: I believe that Lovan is fluoxetine, commonly called Prozac. Some people do get strange feelings when they stop these medications, and these sensation ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: We are designed to "remember" and young brains are particularly sensitive ..That being said to be concerned about irreversible brain injury from shor ... Read More

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