PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

Are there drugs that can cause schizophrenia?

ANSWER

Studies show that certain mind-altering drugs called psychoactive or psychotropic drugs, such as methamphetamines or LSD, can make schizophrenia more likely. Some research has shown that marijuana has a similar risk. The younger you start and the more often you use these drugs, the more likely you are to have symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, inappropriate emotions, and trouble thinking clearly.

SOURCES:

National Alliance of Mental Illness: “Schizophrenia.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Schizophrenia.”

Medscape: “Schizophrenia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Schizophrenia.”

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on June 29, 2020

SOURCES:

National Alliance of Mental Illness: “Schizophrenia.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Schizophrenia.”

Medscape: “Schizophrenia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Schizophrenia.”

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on June 29, 2020

NEXT QUESTION:

How does your brain change if you have schizophrenia?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.