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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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What Is Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome?

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare reaction to antipsychotic drugs that treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. It affects the nervous system and causes symptoms like a high fever and muscle stiffness. NMS is serious, but it’s treatable. Most people who get this condition make a full recovery when it’s found early. Causes NMS is very rare. Only about 1 to 2 out of every 10,000 people who take antipsychotic drugs get it. Both older (first-generation)...

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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