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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have depression so i took anti psychotic risperdal for 1 month, it was 0.5 mg low dosage. when i stopped it. i saw lots of articles on the internet saying that it can damage the brain or alter it. im very worried, can the brain heal.or recover.help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I am assuming : that you either had disassociation or some psychotic features with your depression. Not to treat the depression and any possible psychotic symptoms aggressively is what would be more likely to have negative impact on your brain.

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Last updated Jun 11, 2017

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