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What can trigger psychotic symptoms?

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Psychotic symptoms can be triggered by many drugs, including alcohol, PCP, heroin, amphetamines, cocaine, and some over-the-counter and prescription drugs. A blood test can check to see if any substances in your body could have led to them.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

MedicineNet.com: "Schizophrenia."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Schizophrenia."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Schizophrenia."

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: "Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on November 25, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

MedicineNet.com: "Schizophrenia."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Schizophrenia."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Schizophrenia."

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: "Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on November 25, 2019

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