Friday, September 19, 2008

Psychiatrist And Neuroscientist Says Antipsychotics Cause Brain Shrinkage

I've been writing about the dirtiest little secret of antipsychotics for some time now, namely that they cause brain shrinkage in some (I'm assuming it's not all) patients and animal studies, so it was rather bracing yesterday to read this New York Times interview with Nancy Andreasen, a neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the University of Iowa who does nervous system research on people diagnosed with schizophrenia with MRIs.


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