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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
No: But if it was prescribed for psychotic features or symptoms, return of those symptoms could be a reason for hearing voices. Please discuss this with ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
16 years experience Family Medicine
Almost always: Yes, your dopamine will definitely be affected by the addition or withdrawal of such medications. However, from what we know dopamine levels will go b ... Read More
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Down regulation: In theory, the use of any receptor-driven chemical stimulus over time will result in reduction, or down-regulation of those receptors, especially if t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Banken
Specializes in General Practice
Antipsychotic meds: There are different "generations" of antipsychotic medications. Many antipsychotic medications have antagonistic effects at a specific receptors, such ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Risperdal: Some options to be discussed with the prescribing doctor might be abilify, Clozapine & geodon (ziprasidone).
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Neurologists: Neurologists often have experience with this disorder. It is often helpful to use a small amount of levodopa/carbidopa to protect against the withdra ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Glusker
47 years experience Neurology
L-dopa levels: L-dopa comes in short and long acting forms, which last from two to about eight hours. After starting l-dopa therapy, if the doses are taken very reg ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
21 years experience Geriatrics
Always present: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter found in the brain. It is never not present. Its level of activity and volume may be changed by medicines and disease p ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Unknown: Change in Dopamine levels have not been measured in relation to dating.

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