Can they cause DP/DR or make it worse in any way? I took risperdal but I am switching to abilify. i guess abilify is lighter and less side effects. also, it acts as a dopamine agonist and antagonist, so it balances the dopamine out. I'm just wondering if taking these are making me get back to normal longer than w/o taking them. i mean i had dp i think before taking the medicine. i smoked a lot of pot in november 1 day and like thought it would go away in a few days it didn't. then i had a huge panic attack and i thought i was going crazy, the hospital thought i was psychotic, so i guess they had to put me on an antipsychotic, but i don't kno if i need it anymore, and i am wondering if i should take them or not. it has helped but gradually and i'm thinking that if i don't take them, but i can get to normal by myself. but, i was pretty bad in december.