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A 28-year-old male asked:

does zyprexa really work to lessen paranoid insecure thoughts or is it mainly for hallucinations? i feel like it doesn't work for paranoid insecurity

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Zyprexa can be: very effective for a number of psychiatric disorders including paranoia and hallucinations. It does need to be individualized though so if it is not helping you for a specific problem you need to discuss this with your health care provider. Additive medication or a change in medication might be indicated.

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