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What kind of permanent changes in brain structure could occur with long term use of neuroleptics?

theorized, esp. in regards to dopamine receptors and their hypersensitivity?

bad changes, the kind of changes one does not need.

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Here is an article summarizing a study on this topic. It should give you the answers you need.

http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/resources/about-mental-illnesses/schizophrenia/1378-do-antipsychotic-drugs-change-brain-structure

Blessings,

Anthony

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Anthony provided a good resource to answer your question, but just to add to the discussion I’ve had changes in my body due to psych meds. I had to have a gland of my parathyroid removed because it had grown to five times its size and was overflooding my body with calcium. This was from taking Lithium. I’ve developed Polycystic Ovary Syndrome from the medication. I also have a round face like a Cushings patient that was from meds. I’ve been on medication since I was 13. I’m 30 now. :sunny:

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