|Posted by emily on September 10, 2003 at 15:36:20:|
In Reply to: DRUG INDUCED SCHIZOPHRENIA posted by JANE on February 03, 2003 at 05:49:54:
>I have a 19 yr. old son who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, paranoid type w/a history of meth abuse which apparantly is the common denominator. Even w/all the medications (8 meds a day)his short-term memory is shot and consequently he becomes frustrated easily. My son's physician tells me that some people have been able to recover from this type of illness if they stop all drug abuse,have age on their side and contigent on prior drug abuse. The question: Is the illness drug induced or did the drugs exacerbate an ultimate condition?