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Schizophrenia not seem to be improving (Psychiatry)

Dr. Agatha., DIPLOMA CLINICAL MEDICINE, MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Medical Case Details:

I have a patient who has been abusing cannabis for many years before developing schizophrenia. He has been treated by psychiatrists and rehabilate severally but does not seem to improve what other help can be given to him

 


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    Dr. Vandana Patidar
    Psychiatrist

    Hello.. I think first there is need to stop patient 's cannabis abuse. once patient is off cannabis.. it would be easier to manage him.. his treatment history need to be studied.. if he had been given trial of 2 antipsychotics one of them must be olanzapine,then we can consider clozapine ..

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    15.Sep, 03:54pm

    Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar
    Homeopathic Physician

    Dr. Agatha, good afternoon
    Cannabis abusers when they stop using cannabis they may develop CANNABIS WITH DRAWL SYMPTOMS like physical and psychological symptoms.
    They may develop:
    1. Restlessness.
    2. Irritability causes sudden out breaks of anger.
    3. depression feeling.
    4. Sleeping disorders.
    5. Tiredness
    6. Appetite and weight loss.
    If have belief in HOMEOPATHY you can manage the withdrawal symptoms of cannabis. Here i am suggesting some homeopathic management,
    NUX VOMICA 200C is the best remedy. If you are interested I can give some suggestions about complete relief from withdrawal symptoms of cannabis.
    Thank you Doctor.

    20.Sep, 01:59pm

    Dr. Punya Mulky
    Psychiatrist

    Cannabis abuse and Schizophrenia do have a bidirectional association and often it becomes difficult to manage such patients. Give a trial of Trifluoperazine. It is seen to be effective in such cases.

    11.Oct, 08:12pm

    Dr. Mehwish Mursaleen
    Psychologist Counsellor

    Complete rehabilitation plan with bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach may help the patient.

    17.Dec, 10:56pm



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