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Can taking antipsychotics antidepressants or benzodiazepines cause arthritis directly or indirectly?

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Dr. Deborah Reynolds
Specializes in Psychiatry
No: I have not seen that. However, antipsychotics can cause muscle stiffness/spasm that may result in limited motion. There are side effect medications for that, or sometimes people need a dose decrease or med change.

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Last updated Oct 22, 2018

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