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Does someone with schizophrenia commonly eventually develop parkinson's?

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Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 27 years experience
Possible, unusual: It is possible, but in many ways physiologically schizophrenia is the opposite of parkinson's disease (pd). Many of the traditional medicines used in schizophrenia lower dopamine, while those used in pd raise dopamine. Frequently in schizophrenia the medicines used can cause the patient to look parkinsonian from drug effects.
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Is it possible for someone with schizophrenia to develop parkinson's?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 33 years experience
Parkinson: Yes, either predisposed or effect of medications (extra pyramidal symptoms).
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