I knew when I read the synopsis that the Andreasen study was bound to be misinterpreted, misquoted and taken out of context.
The truth is this: Anti-Ps do effect dopaminergic chains of nerves over time because blocking the dopmaine receptors (which is what anti-Ps do) de-energizes the neurons in the chain long enough to cause very slow de-myelinization. The loss of the myelin insulation will ultimately make those neurons very “slow” and may even kill them.
But it will take decades of use of the modern, atypical anti-Ps at even very high dose levels to kill enough of them to turn the pt into a complete zombie.
(Gawd, I hate it when pts decide their meds are part of some conspiracy.) (But deciding pretty much everything is part of a conspiracy is what the sz mind does.)
All I can say is (facetiously, not suggestively), “Stop taking your anti-Ps, and see what happens.”