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BPD is borderline personality disorder.

I think that traumatic brain injury can cause mental illness, but it certainly isn't the only cause. I'm pretty sure the depression is genetic for me.
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hi. meds -can- cause brain damage. im not saying that to scare you, its just...it can happen. tardive dyskinesia, the tics and such that come from long term tranquilizer/antipsychotic treatment, is one obvious example.

some people w/ brain damage end up w/ various mental illness labels. others do not. some people benefit greatly from psych drugs, others end up w/ adverse effects and few, if any, major benefits.

i wish i could give you better information or...answers, lol. sorry. it is known that some people on high dose, long term antipsychotics/tranquilizers develop "tardive dementia." its a loss of IQ points, overall functioning, etc., clearly caused by "Treatment." It may be more from the heavy-handed doses used up until the 90s or so (20 grams of Haldol per day was once standard...kind of ridiculous...), but its possible that the newer drugs can cause problems, too.

I'm not trying to scare you or anything, its just...there's a whole lot of unknowns in the world of mental health, in part because...very few (important) people feel like asking basic questions.
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The problem also is that each perdon reacts to drugs based on their own personal body chemistry & make up so it is difficult to say what effect one person has will be the same as others.

I don't know what psych drug my pdoc gave me in i
The hospital one time at night but I woke up the next morning unable to move any of my joints or sit up in bed. That was the beginning of realizing that I had bad reactions to any chemicals put into my body....you just never know & my pdoc had never seen that reaction before.
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I have it on good authority that life, stressful situations & watching reality TV can be major causes of brain damage!

Seriously though, whilst i've read of studies where sustained MI led to reduced cell development in the brain, those studies also indicated recovery from the MI also allowed recovery of cell growth - the brain is a complex & impressive piece of kit, but that complexity also makes it prone to issues where it's chemistry & programming can go out of whack. Meds are a rudimentary way to try to tweak that situation, but as with any external intervention, can sometimes have unintended/undesired consequences. In the greater scheme of things, being able to function on a daily basis is worth more to me than any long term risks that the meds may entail.
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hi. meds -can- cause brain damage. im not saying that to scare you, its just...it can happen. tardive dyskinesia, the tics and such that come from long term tranquilizer/antipsychotic treatment, is one obvious example.

some people w/ brain damage end up w/ various mental illness labels. others do not. some people benefit greatly from psych drugs, others end up w/ adverse effects and few, if any, major benefits.

i wish i could give you better information or...answers, lol. sorry. it is known that some people on high dose, long term antipsychotics/tranquilizers develop "tardive dementia." its a loss of IQ points, overall functioning, etc., clearly caused by "Treatment." It may be more from the heavy-handed doses used up until the 90s or so (20 grams of Haldol per day was once standard...kind of ridiculous...), but its possible that the newer drugs can cause problems, too.

I'm not trying to scare you or anything, its just...there's a whole lot of unknowns in the world of mental health, in part because...very few (important) people feel like asking basic questions.
whats the solution then?. ive been going in and out of hospitals recently.
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whats the solution then?. ive been going in and out of hospitals recently.
What are your doctors telling you? I think itís more important to get treatment then to try to figure whether or not brain injury causes illness, or if Meds damage the brain. There is no definite answer. Of course we all want answers but they just arenít always there. The important thing is to get help! Be it Meds, therapy or whatever works for you.
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i read something about anti psychotics or psych meds shrinking the brain...
Now I'm paranoid.
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What are your doctors telling you? I think itís more important to get treatment then to try to figure whether or not brain injury causes illness, or if Meds damage the brain. There is no definite answer. Of course we all want answers but they just arenít always there. The important thing is to get help! Be it Meds, therapy or whatever works for you.
Thank you for this. This thread had me worried bc I take meds. My best advice too, is to talk to your doctor. My doctor is awesome, ethical, and super intelligent, and I know will tell me what she knows.
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Honestly....meds will do more damage to the body than to the brain. The excessive weight gain some meds cause is totally unacceptable IMO. the drug companies developing the drugs should work on solutions to this. I iften wonded when taking ond drug ends up causing disbetes. Diabetes is known as the silent killer.

More proven negative physical effects to meds than anything relsted to possible brain damage. I often wonder if drug companies plan it this way....more meds needed for the rest of one's life treating a new ailment that wouldn't have existed if the other drug wasn't needed.
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