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Medication: Positive Sexual Side-Effect for Men FOUND!

2013 Mental Health Humor - Risperdal can cause MAN Boobs - Chato Stewart
Risperdal can cause MAN Boobs?
Finally, a positive sexual side-effect for men!

I found some responses to the use of the drug Risperdal in a forum: here are some pros and cons:

PROS: Got rid of the self-talk.
DISADVANTAGES: I still have severe fear and refuse to leave your house.

PROS: It got rid of my psychosis
CONS: It spoiled every little thing that made me, Reasons cognitive problems after also short usage.

PROS: Quit voices
CONS: increased suicidal thoughts, nausea, thirsty, too tired to operate

PROS: Brings me back to fact. Takes away my arbitrary temper contractions I acquire.
DISADVANTAGES: Makes you actually drowsy.

PROS: Made me feel better, appeared to decrease auditory aberrations
DISADVANTAGES: Weight gain w/o raised cravings or reduced workout

PROS: Gave me Man Boobs!
CONS: Can’t reach my bra strap.

No Laughing Matter!

Risperdal, was approved by the FDA in 1993, as an antipsychotic medication.

On MY Facebook account – where my account information is private I keep getting advertisements for mental health drugs and mental health products and therapy – gosh, you would think SOMEONE might be selling my personal data???  Today, seen this ad- “Risperdal has been found to increase a hormone which stimulates male breast growth.”  My knee jerk reaction and response turned into the above-cartoon.  Then i asked: IS THAT TRUE?

U.S. National Library of Medicine

2009 “Persistent elevation of prolactin for periods up to 2 years has been documented in maintenance treatment with risperidone”.

2006 “Risperidone administered to adolescents at doses commonly used for the treatment of psychotic symptoms can strongly increase prolactin levels, with clinical consequences such as gynecomastia and/or galactorrhea

Risperdal lawsuits

This really is not all that funny of a side-effect, well, okay…yes there is some humor noir but not for the boys and men who are dealing with Gynecomastia (Male Breast Growth).  At 400lbs. I know what it’s like to have man boobs!  The joke is not at my peers that are effected, rather the fact that drugs like these are the choices we have/had to pick from to  find sanity again.

The condition is usually permanent, and in most cases, boys with Risperdal-associated gynecomastia must undergo breast reduction surgery or mastectomy to correct the problem which is a very painful surgery.” – say Acosta & Williams Law Firm

In fact, there are huge law firms in all 50 states currently accepting Risperdal induced injury cases.

As of September 2012, Johnson & Johnson faces 420 Risperdal lawsuits — of which, 130 involve gynecomastia claims.

Google: Risperdal lawsuits



Medication: Positive Sexual Side-Effect for Men FOUND!

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2013). Medication: Positive Sexual Side-Effect for Men FOUND!. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 14, 2020, from


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