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A 28-year-old male asked:

Do any psychiatric drugs result in a loss of intelligence? i took phenibut and experienced something like i forgot how to do math and poor memory

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Dr. David Hoffman
Clinical Psychology 22 years experience
Short answer no: In rare cases psychotropic medications can adversely effect your thinking/memory (your ability to use your IQ, not your IQ) If so, discontinuation of such a medication should ameliorate the situation. Please talk to your prescribing doctor before doing anything because there are a lot of things that could be effecting your memory, and any med change needs to be done with Dr oversight
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