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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Schizophrenia

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What is the name of the medication treatment for schizophrenia?

What is the name of the medication treatment for schizophrenia?

Many: There are many medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of schizophrenia. Your doctor will make a choice based on symptoms, medical condition, medical history, and family medical history. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

Mental disorder with positive, negative & cognitive sxs. A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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What is the treatment for acute schizophrenia?

What is the treatment for acute schizophrenia?

Antipsychotics: Primarily antipsychotic medications. At least those are the foundation of treatment. But additional treatments may be needing as augmentation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for process schizophrenia?

What is the treatment for process schizophrenia?

Old term: "process" schizophrenia is an old term for what we now call chronic schizophrenia. Typical onset is late teens to early 20's, but evidence suggests the process may start much earlier. There are both positive (hallucinations & delusions) and negative (social withdrawaal, lack of motivation) symptoms. Medications, supportive therapy, and family work can help improve quality of life. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for residual schizophrenia?

What is the treatment for residual schizophrenia?

Same: If you still have residual symptoms following an initial response to treatment, you may need an adjustment of your medication(s), may have co occurring conditions that have not been addressed yet or may need other therapeutic interventions in addition to what you are being treated with. Talk to your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions on schizophrenia treatment and its progression over the past years?

MARKEDLY IMPROVED: Treatment has grown by leaps and bounds. When i was a resident (yes, a long, long time ago in a galaxy fa, farr away...) the treatments did not address negative symptoms and were fraught with horrible side effects. I pitied people with schizoprhenia then. Now medications are more tolerable (from side effect stance) & can significantly improve + & - symptoms. Treatments have markedly improved! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for catatonic schizophrenia?

What is the treatment for catatonic schizophrenia?

Biopsychosocial: In the late 80's and early 90's the concept of biopsychosocial treatment became very popular. In this treatment paradigm one addressed the biological, psychological and social needs of any patient regardless of diagnosis. In the case of catatonic schizophrenia antipsychotic medications are given, and the patient is gradually reintegrated into society. For severe cases ECT has been effective. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for schizophrenia?

It depends: Antipsychotic medications are a common and effective treatment for schizophrenia. Supportive therapies that aim to improve social functioning and promote autonomy are also an important component of treatment. The best treatment largely depends on individual differences such as the severity of the illness and the subtype of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What is a good medication or treatment for schizophrenia?

What is a good medication or treatment for schizophrenia?

Many different: medication options exist depending on the individual characteristics of each patient. All therapies involve the use of antipsychotic medications but individual variations will help determine which are used and this is best addressed by your Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How are the treatment of schizophrenia in 1960-1970 and today distinguished from each other?

How are the treatment of schizophrenia in 1960-1970 and today distinguished from each other?

Differences: With research we are learning more about schizophrenia and possible other neurotransmitters involved. There are a lot more antipsychotic available today than in 1960. With advances in technology, neuroimaging can be done to identify problem areas in the brain. Patients are not merely locked up in asylums, but instead take part in community based treatment. Overall, there is more support. ...Read more