Trihexyphenidyl abuse: therapeutic implications for negative symptoms of schizophrenia?

@article{Fisch1987TrihexyphenidylAT,
  title={Trihexyphenidyl abuse: therapeutic implications for negative symptoms of schizophrenia?},
  author={R. Fisch},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1987},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={
          91-4
        }
}
Trihexyphenidyl (THP) and other antiparkinsonian drugs are known to be substances of abuse. This is true both in abusers of other substances and in chronic schizophrenics, the latter being infrequent abusers of other drugs. Most reports on the abuse of antiparkinsonian drugs among schizophrenic patients warn against the possible harm of this self-medication. The present article describes the different effects of THP on both schizophrenic and non-schizophrenic abusers. The subjective experience… CONTINUE READING
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