Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Negative symptoms and bruxism

Hi, my relative has negative symptoms and bruxism, could anyone please tell me if bruxism could be caused by antipsychotics?

Yep, that can be a side effect of certain medications.

Whatever the cause, would your relative try a night guard (what my dentist calls the mouthpiece I have to prevent damage from grinding my teeth)?

Yes. It’s good to get one from a dentist rather than over the counter. My own dentist is rather esoteric about it, but I can’t explain it. I don’t have mine yet. Waiting.

I have one too. It’s great to wake up without head aches.