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Should I see a specialist for schizophrenia, or can my regular doctor take care of it?
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Chinelo Ikpeama
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: See a psychiatrist
If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, your primary care physician is not specialized for this disease.
Please see a psychiatrist regularly. Only a psychiatrist can effectively treat and prescribe medication for schizophrenia. Wishing you'all the best.

In brief: See a psychiatrist
If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, your primary care physician is not specialized for this disease.
Please see a psychiatrist regularly. Only a psychiatrist can effectively treat and prescribe medication for schizophrenia. Wishing you'all the best.
Chinelo Ikpeama
Chinelo Ikpeama
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Specialist-yes
A board certified psychiatrist is the one with the most expertise in the treatment of schizophrenia.
I would therefore recommend the specialist for such treatment. This is because scz is a very serious condition, but can be often controlled with proper treatment. Good luck.

In brief: Specialist-yes
A board certified psychiatrist is the one with the most expertise in the treatment of schizophrenia.
I would therefore recommend the specialist for such treatment. This is because scz is a very serious condition, but can be often controlled with proper treatment. Good luck.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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