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Antipsychotic/Risperidone Cognitive Impairment

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Hi everyon,

I was wondering if anyone is on a high dose of Risperidone or any other antypsychotic. My psychiatrist recently increased my anti-psychotic because I suffered from low mood and suicidal thoughts. I am also on Lithium. Have you experienced any decline in your cognition? I feel like these days I struggle to generate thoughts or formulate ideas especially when I read something. I finished university 2 years ago and I used to love studying and writting papers, now I can barely read a paragraph. Any thoughts and experiences would be appreciated.
 
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hi Underdog

I have also wondered this about myself
and I think I'm maybe a bit slow because of my meds
but if I write down what I'm thinking
my brain is working better than I thought it was
and I've been able to study a bit and to paint

sometimes I ask for people to make allowances for me

you are probably less damaged than you think


:grouphug: 🕯
 
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I’m on high dose respiredone and it’s definitely slowed down my mental cognition, I noticed I struggle to think and I forget things a lot.
 
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how long have you been on it for ?
because sometimes those side effects lessen over time

also I don't think there is a perfect med
but just one that allows you to enjoy life
 
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how long have you been on it for ?
because sometimes those side effects lessen over time

also I don't think there is a perfect med
but just one that allows you to enjoy life
Hi Zoe1,

I've been on Risperidone for 4 years approximately, and my dosage has been on the low end for 3 years but then increased as my illness progressed. I know there is no perfect med but I graduated in Finance and plan to return to work. I kinda need my analytical and problem solving skills to perform.
 
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I was on Risperidone last year for a limited time period. At the time i eventually complained about not being or having motivation to do stuff (for me i had no motivation to play video games??).
I am now on Aripiprazole at 15mg per day. Aripiprazole is also an antipsychotic. My mood and motivation is normal but i do find reading not easy and i make mistakes in reading in regards to missing out a word here or there. Same goes for typing, i can miss out a word. It seems that out of luck and/or chance, i see the mistake i made in missing out a word when typing but also reading, well it feels like it's by chance or luck.

Even with the Aripiprazole, if i had low motivation then this time i would not complain, because i rather have the low motivation than have the intrusive thoughts and it's effect on me, even though i still have the intrusive thoughts and it stresses me.
 

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