Drug Causes of Schizophrenia
Medication causes list:
The list of possible medications or substances
mentioned in sources as possibe causes of Schizophrenia includes:
In addition, since commonly abused drugs may cause symptoms
resembling schizophrenia, blood or urine samples from the person can be
tested at hospitals or physicians’ offices for the presence of these
(Source: excerpt from Schizophrenia: NIMH)
About medication causes:
Another misdiagnosis possibility is that a particular medication or
substance may be the real cause of the disease.
Certain medications, chemicals, toxins or substances
may possibly be underlying causes of Schizophrenia.
Side effects of medications, or exposure
to toxins, chemicals, or other substances may cause a symptom or condition.
Hence, they become possible underlying causes of Schizophrenia
but are often misdiagnosed or overlooked as a cause.
For a general overview of this misdiagnosis issue,
see Medication Underlying Cause Misdiagnosis.