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Is it possible for schizophrenia to be cured by therapy alone? Or is medication always necessary?

Is it possible for schizophrenia to be cured by therapy alone? Or is medication always necessary?

Schizophrenia is a : Chronic illness like high blood pressure and diabetes. We cannot cure these illnesses yet, but they can be controlled. And yes, medications are an essential part of controlling schizophrenia. ...Read more

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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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From long years ago i were have schizophrenia but now I am healthy and i take risperdal for long time .Is the therapy if i take it i can stop?

From long years ago i were have schizophrenia but now I am healthy and i take risperdal for long time .Is the therapy if i take it i can stop?

See answer: If you have been functioning well for a considerable time, discuss slightly decreasing Risperidal (risperidone) dose with treating doctor. See how you feel. If symptoms return, you may need to go back up on dose. Work closely with your doc and other mental health professional you may be seeing. Stay connected to your family and friends and keep busy at work or other activities. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does animal assisted therapy assist with schizophrenia?

Does animal assisted therapy assist with schizophrenia?

Unknown: As far as i know, there are no well-controlled research studies that have tried to answer this question. I'm not aware of any evidence showing that it either works or doesn't work. ...Read more

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Does animal assisted therapy assist with schizophrenia patients?

Does animal assisted therapy assist with schizophrenia patients?

Yes.: One of the hallmarks of schizophrenia is "anhedonia" or an inability to enjoy things. Animal assisted therapy has show promise in ameliorating this symptom. Hurrah for the animals! ...Read more

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Is treating schizophrenia with cognitive behavioral therapy more or less beneficial than treating schizophrenia with the atypical antipsychotic risperidone?

Doubful: Antispychotic medications are primary proven ttreatments for schizophrenia - though cognitive-behavioral and interpersonall therapies can help build skills, coping, provide support and reduce negative impact and reduce frequency of psychotic episodes of decompensation. Few believe it is a substitue - since the moder marvel of medication allows many people to function relatively normally in society. ...Read more

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Can occupational therapy or talk therapy help a person with Alzheimer/Schizophrenia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Pacemaker and Hypertension simultaneous.

Can occupational therapy or talk therapy help a person with Alzheimer/Schizophrenia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Pacemaker and Hypertension  simultaneous.

Therapy help: Depending on the circumstances, both of the types of therapy you suggested could be helpful to a person with any or all of these conditions. In particular, there may home safety or skill adaptation concerns that can be addressed.. ...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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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. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more