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Shock Therapy For Schizophrenia
Yes: Ect has been used for many year to treat severe depression. Fortunately, there are now many medication options to treat major depression, however, sometimes the medications do not work or have significant side effects. It is at those times, that doctors recommend ect. Ect also has side effects, but it can be very effective and importantly take effect more quickly than medications. ...Read more
What're some good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults (schizophrenia, stroke, bipolar)?
Group therapy: Your local mental health center (csb) is best resource. ...Read more
Yes, in some cases: According to mental health america, today, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is administered to about 100, 000 people a year. It has been shown in many (but not all) studies to be an effective treatment for severe depression, acute mania, and some schizophrenic symptoms. It is also used with some suicidal patients who would like a quicker effect than is possible with some medications. ...Read more
It Depends: There are possibly 100 different medications, maybe more used to treat various symptoms for the conditions you mentioned in your question. Generally, psychosis is treated with antipsychotics; mood problems are treated with mood stabilizers or antidepressant; and anxiety is treated with anxiolytics. I don't think it helpful to start listing the names a medications. One should ask the psychiatrist. ...Read more
Medications: Schizoaffective disorder can be hard to treat. Typically, antipsychotic medicatoins are needed to help with the psychosis, and then antidepressants or mood stabilizers or both may be needed to help with the disturbance in mood. Over time, the specific symptoms may change, and sometimes one class of drugs makes other symptoms worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ECT: Course of ECT effective when all other approaches failed or medications contraindicated and severity warrants it. ...Read more
How is the success of Lithium Therapy in Atypical depression?suffering from unipolar treatment resistant depression.
Family Tx: Vital, encourages support & compliance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Insight oriented: Probably some kind of psychodynamic / psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Narcissistic personality disorders are usually pretty "embedded" and the features that such persons manifest are usually "ego-syntonic, " which means that they do not recognize their "issues" (although others will!). Narcissists need to get to a place of recognizing how self-defeating their narcissism is. ...Read more
What meds are used conjunction with anger management therapy. Patient is not schizophrenic, psychotic, bipolar, etc?
Is a hospital psych ward an appropriate place for postpartum psychosis treatment? I'm particularly concerned with use of anti-psychotic drugs!
At times, yes: Postpartum psychosis is an extremely serious illness. Women with postpartum psychosis may hallucinate and be delusional. Without treatment, may act on delusions. When ill, some have thought their babies were demonically possessed and needed to be killed. Temporary inpatient treatment can stabilize the mom, and protect both her & her infant. Antipsychotic medications may be life-saving. ...Read more
Can occupational therapy or talk therapy help a person with Alzheimer/Schizophrenia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Pacemaker and Hypertension simultaneous.
Is it possible for schizophrenia to be cured by therapy alone? Or is medication always necessary?
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