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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Dopemine: They adjust the amount of dopamine, a neurotransmitter chemical, available to nerve cells.

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
No: The literature indicates the sooner treatment is started, the better the result. However, good results can happen even if treatment is started later ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Different ones: Antipsychotic medications are used to treat the hallucinations and delusions associated with schizophrenia. There are 20 different ones. Treatment for ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
No such thing: Each person can respond to different medication differently. Best drug for one person will not be the best drug for every person.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychosis: Schizophrenia can present a number of different ways. One is psychosocial withdrawal, lack of motivation, a distant look in the eyes, a near confusion ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Helps not perfect: just like every medication, we need more scientific research and drug development to make even better medications. They have side effects but can dra ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
On hold: The test verapsych looks for biomarkers of the illness and would not be affected by taking antipsychotic medication however use of the test has bee ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Drug companies: Drugs come from drug companies, who make and supply the drugs to you. You can ask your pharmacist the next time you see him/her for the exact name of ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
Technically yes: It is one of the indications of seroquel (quetiapine). Several other antipsychotics should also be considered, the treating psychiatrist will help dec ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bruno
15 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Yes, any stimulant can exacerbate the positive symptoms of schizophrenia and also induce a psychotic like process. Basically any drug that increase do ... Read More
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