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medicine for acute schizophrenia

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

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Depends: Some antipsychotic medications are better than others. Some can cause metabolic syndome (i.E diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol) , obesi ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
53 years experience Addiction Medicine
Quite a few.: There are many anti-psychotic medications combined with antidepressants that can help you. You should take vitamins and minerals as a dietary supplem ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 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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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
45 years experience Clinical Psychology
Schizophrenia: Please don't stop medication abruptly as you may experience side effects. Also ask your doctor for a recommendation to a psychotherapist who is vetera ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 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
30 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
26 years experience Psychiatry
Hm. deficits of...: Could you tell me know what is meant by "deficits"? As in, positive v negative symptoms; or social v occupational functioning difficulties that are p ... Read More
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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
18 years experience Psychiatry
Some new ones...: Latuda, saphris (asenapine) and Fanapt are some of the newer one but nothing revolutionary or superior to the older ones.

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