Doctor insights on:
Treat Extreme Mental Anguish Schizophrenia
Is schizophrenia I disease or condition? Is schizophrenia inherited from family members to others, what is it? Is it true that could lead to complete mental disability if not treated on time and correctly?
A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more
Tx: Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are another alternative. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with medications include: family therapy, social skills training, vocational rehabilitation & individual therapy. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different ones: Antipsychotic medications are used to treat the hallucinations and delusions associated with schizophrenia. There are 20 different ones. Treatment for schizophrenia is best provided by a board certified psychiatrist. Antipsychotic medications require careful monitoring, especially as schizophrenia is a chronic condition. I like Invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) which is an injection that lasts one month. Read more
In a word,: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
If a person takes medication to treat schizophrenia, but didn't have schizophrenia would the medication cause symptoms of schizophrenia?
Psychiatric meds: Are designed to reduce the symptoms not make them occur. They should only be taken as prescribed by the psychiatrist. If you have a bad reaction to any medication call the prescribing physician. No psychiatrist gives medications without being sure of their diagnosis. If symptoms increase you may need a different dosage to counteract the disorder. Call the psychiatrist and meet with them. Read more
I have mental health issues schizophrenia and I was wondering if that could cause fasculations all around the entire body for two weeks now?
No, but your: Medications could, assuming you are being treated. Talk to your Psychiatrist. Read more
Can you tell me if mental illness like schizophrenia is based on theory, there is no proof then how can it be an illness?
Although there are: Multiple theories related to the causation of schizophrenia mainly associated to various treatment options, there is evidence of physical causes of schizophrenia which are supported by the efficacy of psychotropic medications. It is therefore an illness that impacts on brain functions. Read more
Psychosis: First, schizophrenia (scz) has it's most common age of onset in the late teens or early 20s. A new diagnosis of scz for someone over the age of 40 is unusual. Then, the symptoms have to do with something called psychosis, i.e. Hallucinations and/or delusions. Finally, there are other conditions which may cause a person to become psychotic, including some physical causes. A psychiatrist can help. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications: Schizophrenia of essentially any type requires medications, although much more also may be needed. Especially with disorganized schizophrenia, the individual often has trouble follow through on the most basic tasks of daily living. Medications may make a big dfifference, but other social support may be essential for the individual and the family. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know your: Symptoms. If this is a concern would recommend a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Take care. Read more
If a woman has been diagnosed and treated for schizophrenia in the past but has been well for 4 years, would it be wise to have a baby?
Hard to say: You may be asking either or both of two questions: is the child at risk for having schizophrenia, and what might the effect be on the mother. With respect to the former, the risk is about 6 times higher than the general population (6%), so not horrible odds. With respect to latter, having a baby is quite stressful, so be sure support systems are in place. Talk over in advance with doctor. Read more
I'm suffering from schizophrenia since 2 years and there's no improvement.... And I want to stop using medicine. So can you tell me how to treat it?
Possibly helpful: Effexor is an SNRI used to treat depression, can be added sometimes. Treatment of schizophrenia today is most often using second-generation antipsychotic medications. There are about a dozen of these, and about a half dozen first-generation antipsychotics. The newer drugs have less side effects, but the older ones are cheaper. Consult with your doctor to determine which may be best for you Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthomolecular Psy.: It claims that the causes of psychotic disorders are food allergies, low sugar, low thyroid, heavy metal toxicity, pyroluria (improper hemoglobin synthesis), histadelia (high histamine & basophils in blood), & histapenia (high copper with low histamine). So far, use of megavitamins & nutrients to correct such claimed deficits have not proven successful in treating schizophrenia. Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers