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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”. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19702492

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 galactorrheahttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16633146

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 June 21, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2013/08/medication-positive-sexual-side-effect-for-men-found/


Last updated: 2 Aug 2013
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Aug 2013
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