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Can effexor treat schizophrenia?

Can effexor treat schizophrenia?

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 more

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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A chronic mental disorder characterized by loss of touch with reality (psychosis), often with paranoia, delusions, and auditory hallucinations, ...Read more


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Can orthomolecular psychiatry treat schizophrenia?

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Can orthomolecular psychiatry treat schizophrenia?

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 more

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Can lamictal treat bipolar psychosis/hallucinations?

Can lamictal treat bipolar psychosis/hallucinations?

Not first line: While Lamictal can be very beneficial for bipolar disease, it is not first line for psychosis, Pleasespeak to your prescribing physician about your symptoms and ask for further guidance and management. ...Read more

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Can prescription biperiden treat schizophrenia?

Can prescription biperiden treat schizophrenia?

No: Biperiden is an anticholinergic. It sometimes is used to relieve side effects of antipsychotics, which are effective for treating schizophrenia, but it is not itself helpful in treating the disorder. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

Abilify (aripiprazole): As a Psychotropic & at therapeutic dose, Yes. ...Read more

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Can trifluoperazine treat bipolarity?

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Can trifluoperazine treat bipolarity?

Stelazine: Is a first generation antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia, as well as psychotic symptoms in bipolar do. There are alternative newer antipsychotics with fewer side-effects, such as Abilify & geodon (ziprasidone). ...Read more

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Is motherwort used to treat bipolar disorder?

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Is motherwort used to treat bipolar disorder?

Motherwort: This is a plant of the mint family. Been used as uterine tonic & for prevention of uterine infection (hence the name). It relaxes smooth muscle due to its leonurine alkaloid content which is a vasodilator. It is also used in chinese medicine to promote relaxation, combat stomach gas & cramps & for insomnia. I am not aware of using it for bipolar do. ...Read more

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How to treat histrionic personality disorder?

How to treat histrionic personality disorder?

Talk therapy: Medication may help the symptoms, but talk therapy (psychotherapy) is the best treatment for the condition itself. ...Read more

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How is psychotic disorder treated?

How is psychotic disorder treated?

Antipsychotics: First medical causes and/or drug use need to be ruled out as causes. If these are ruled out and there is real psychosis diagnosed by a qualified professional, it is generally treated with medication, generally from a family of medications appropriately called "antipsychotics". ...Read more

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Trifluoperazine - can it treat bipolar patients?

Trifluoperazine - can it treat bipolar patients?

Yes: Trifluoperazine is an antipsychotic that can be used to treat bipolar disorder especially when there are psychotic symptoms present or when it is added to a mood stabilizer like lithium. Newer medications are available that seem to be better tolerated. ...Read more

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How to self treat for schizoid personality disorder?

Seek treatment: While personality tends to be stable, consider treatment if you do have a schizoid personality. Psychotherapeutic support and cbt may be able to help. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat bipolar depression?

What medications are used to treat bipolar depression?

Bipolar disorder Tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. Refractory cases- Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat bipolar depression?

What medications are used to treat bipolar depression?

Bipolar D/O tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. Refractory cases- Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy. ...Read more

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Do neurologists treat dissociative disorders?

Do neurologists treat dissociative disorders?

Not alone: Neurologists may treat some people who also have dissociative disorders, but would not be doing this by themselves unless they also have full training in psychiatry. A typical scenario might be a patient who has both a seizure disorder and dissociative disorder -- needs care from both psychiatry and neurology working together. Such a person will also need psychotherapy. ...Read more

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How effective is haldol (haloperidol) in treating manic depressive disorders?

How effective is haldol (haloperidol) in treating manic depressive disorders?

Can Help Somewhat: Haldol (haloperidol) can be helpful for the agitation that is often seen in bipolar disorder, and it is often helpful for any psychotic symptoms that may be present. It will tend to not be helpful for the specific mood-related problems seen in bipolar disorder. Also, there can be concerns with long-term Haldol (haloperidol) use that require regular monitoring. ...Read more

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How is schizophrenia treated? 

Medications mainly: Schizophrenia is treated by medications called anti-psychotics. They are prescribed by psychiatrists, who also engage patients in some "talk therapy". ...Read more

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What health practitioners treat bipolar disorder?

What health practitioners treat bipolar disorder?

Many : Psychologist, psychiatrist, family doctor, neurologist, neurodevelopmental physician. Usually, the treatement is done through a team approach, using as many resources as are available in the patient's community. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic neurologists treat psychotic disorders?

Can chiropractic neurologists treat psychotic disorders?

Definition: A neurologist is an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, requiring the graduation from an accredited medical school, and at least 4 post graduate years of training in diseases of the nervous system. Neurologists have some training in psychiatry, but for psychosis, it is best to have a psychiatrist involved. ...Read more

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How to treat cyclothymic disorder?

How to treat cyclothymic disorder?

Therapy: Sometimes medication is used and can be helpful. Another approach might be psychotherapy. This can help adjust thought patterns and coping skills and work through painful issues contributing to mood fluctuations. Exercise, healthy dietary habits, proper sleep patterns and healthy relationships are also helpful. Cyclothymia needs to be addressed so one can have the most happy life possible. ...Read more

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Can haldol (haloperidol) cure histrionic personality disorder?

Can haldol (haloperidol) cure histrionic personality disorder?

Personality disorder: That would be best to ask a doctor or psychiatrist who is prescribing haldol--a discussion of what the Haldol (haloperidol) is being used to treat would be very educational, if one doesn't know already. Personality disorders can be treated with medication if indicated by a doctor. However, personality disorders are long-standing, and aren't cured with medications. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat schizophrenia?

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 more

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Is electricity still used to treat schizophrenia?

ECT: Electroshock therapy is still used for types of schizophrenia, especially catatonia but mostly for severe depression that hasn't responded to medications and psychotherapy. Modern ECT, which us performed under anesthesia and only on patients cleared by a physician after medical examination, is safe and often very effective. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs used to treat schizophrenia?

Can you tell me about drugs used to treat schizophrenia?

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

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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

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Can effexor treat schizophrenia?

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 more

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Can I use biperiden to treat schizophrenia?

Can I use biperiden to treat schizophrenia?

No: It might b used 2 treat side effects from the drugs used 2 treat schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

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Abilify (aripiprazole): As a Psychotropic & at therapeutic dose, Yes. ...Read more

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How can you treat schizophrenia and somatoform disorder?

How can you treat schizophrenia and somatoform disorder?

Differences: The treatments used for these disorders are different. For schizophrenia the main treatment is antipsychotic medication. The most effective treatment for somatoform disorder is cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Can prescription biperiden treat schizophrenia?

No: Biperiden is an anticholinergic. It sometimes is used to relieve side effects of antipsychotics, which are effective for treating schizophrenia, but it is not itself helpful in treating the disorder. ...Read more

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Can u use prescription biperiden to treat schizophrenia?

No: Biperiden is a medication that helps treat the side effects that can occur with some antipsychotic medications. ...Read more

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Can the use of vitamin supplements cure and/or treat schizophrenia?

Can the use of vitamin supplements cure and/or treat schizophrenia?

No: There is no cure for schizophrenia. It can often be controlled with antipsychotic medications. It would be nice if vitamins worked, but they don't. ...Read more

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What methods are used to treat disorganized schizophrenia?

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 more

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Can risperidone lovaza and clonazepam treat paranoid schizophrenia? Or just anxiety/bi polar?

Can risperidone lovaza and clonazepam treat paranoid schizophrenia?  Or just anxiety/bi polar?

Yes: Risperidone is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia. Lovaza is a pharmaceutical grade omega 3 fatty acid used to lower triglyceride levels in the blood colonize palm is a sedative used to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Been taking zyprexa for 6 mon at 5 mg together with risperdal 6 mg to treat a relapse of schizophrenia. stopped zyprexa now having withdrawal symtomps, heard voices for few minutes before sleep. Should i take 5mg again or try 2.5 mg slowly tapering?

Been taking zyprexa for 6 mon at 5 mg together with risperdal 6 mg to treat a relapse of schizophrenia. stopped zyprexa now having withdrawal symtomps, heard voices for few minutes before sleep. Should i take 5mg again or try 2.5 mg slowly tapering?

Complicated: Check with your doctor for any med changes and consider psychotherapy, group therapy. Managing schizophrenia is about understanding your symptoms, illness and making positive changes. Don't panic if a symptom returns briefly. Talk this over with the doctor who knows you best. Build more support. Take care. ...Read more

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How is schizophrenia treated? 

Medications mainly: Schizophrenia is treated by medications called anti-psychotics. They are prescribed by psychiatrists, who also engage patients in some "talk therapy". ...Read more

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How can early-onset of schizophrenia be treated?

Atypicals: Atypical antipsychotics are very helpful. Early schizophrenia can be a confusing and depressing time - most of the patients i treat opt for acupuncture as well - as it helps them to remain grounded. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Unfortunately: There is no known cure for schizophrenia. If proven to be effective, treatments such as medication are only beneficial when taken continuously. Individual response to treatment is difficult to predict but with persistence many experience relief. ...Read more

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