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Can brain shrinkage be reversed or stopped

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Arias
A Verified Doctoranswered
Psychiatry 21 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
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.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 36 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
If you don't think you're schizophrenic or psychotic or have dementia, seek another opinion from a psychiatrist. . Chronically poor quality sleep has... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
Psychiatry 62 years experience
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
A 16-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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
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