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Can a head injury cause psychosis?

Can a head injury cause psychosis?

Traumatic brain injury can be the primary cause of psychosis or contribute to the development of a psychosis through secondary seizure disorder, increasing biological and psychological risk, and triggering psychosis in vulnerable patients.

Can a brain injury trigger schizophrenia?

A new study regarding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and schizophrenia has researchers taking a second look at the link between TBI and schizophrenia. The study shows that those who suffer a brain injury may also be at a higher risk for schizophrenia.

How is risperidone used to treat psychotic symptoms?

How it works Risperidone is used to treat psychotic symptoms. Experts are not sure exactly how risperidone works but suggest that its main effects are the result of it blocking both dopamine and serotonin receptors. Other effects may be due to blocking other neurotransmitter receptors.

Are there any side effects to taking risperidone?

Risperidone may cause drowsiness and you should not drive or operate machinery if risperidone has this effect on you. Avoid alcohol as it may potentiate the sedative effect of risperidone. Risperidone may be used long-term; however, a doctor should periodically reevaluate its effectiveness and monitor you for side effects.

Is there a link between antipsychotics and brain damage?

To make things worse, there is evidence that using antipsychotics may cause brain damage, especially when used over a long-term. The only people that should be taking antipsychotics are individuals diagnosed with conditions that provoke psychotic symptoms.

What should you know about the dosage of Risperdal?

Drowsiness that may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. Avoid alcohol. Extrapyramidal symptoms (such as restlessness, tremor, uncontrolled muscle contractions) are more likely at dosages greater than 6mg/day. Higher dosages have also not been associated with extra efficacy.

How it works Risperidone is used to treat psychotic symptoms. Experts are not sure exactly how risperidone works but suggest that its main effects are the result of it blocking both dopamine and serotonin receptors. Other effects may be due to blocking other neurotransmitter receptors.

Is there a way to reverse the effects of risperidone?

A specific treatment to reverse the effects of risperidone does not exist. What Are Possible Side Effects Of Risperidone?

How long does it take for Risperdal Consta to take effect?

It will probably take several weeks to see big enough changes in your symptoms to decide if risperidone is the right medication for you. If you take Risperdal Consta® (risperidone long-acting injection), it will take about three weeks before risperidone is fully absorbed and at an adequate level to begin treating your symptoms.

What kind of injection site pain does Risperdal cause?

Risperdal Consta® (risperidone long-acting injection): injection site pain Perseris® (risperidone long-acting injection): injection site pain, redness, and a lump that may be present for several weeks