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    Schizophrenia - What Increases Your Risk

    Schizophrenia is a complex illness. Experts don't know what causes it or why some people get it and others don't. But some things increase your chances of getting it. These are called risk factors.

    You may be at risk for schizophrenia if:

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    Tardive dyskinesia is a sometimes-permanent side effect of antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat schizophrenia and other mental health disorders. TD causes stiff, jerky movements of your face and body that you can't control. You might blink your eyes, stick out your tongue, or wave your arms without meaning to do so. Not everyone who takes medicine to treat a mental health problem will get TD. If you do have unusual movements, your doctor can lower the dose or switch you...

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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