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Could you tell me what form of narcotics can be used in the treatment of schizophrenia?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
None: I am not aware of any narcotics used to treat schizophrenia. The main form of treatment is antipsychotic medication.
Dr. Brian Nichol
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Not a treatment: Narcotics are not used to treat schizophrenia.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What type of narcotics should be used in the treatment of schizophrenia?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
None: Narcotics are used for pain. Schizophrenia does not involve physical pain. So, if just schizophrenia, narcotics should not be used. Of course, a schizophrenic can have other conditions that cause pain, including trauma. For that, it depends on the type of pain but again, narcotics are not used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

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