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Schizophrenia

About "Schizophrenia"

Schizophrenia is a severe and chronic mental illness that makes people interpret reality abnormally. It is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, disorganized thinking, and disordered behavior. It is usually treated with a combination of antipsychotic drugs and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Related Terms: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Addiction & Substance Abuse

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Schizophrenia - a mental disorder
Article Overview: We have to get the word out that mental illnesses can be diagnosed and treated, and almost everyone suffering from mental illness can live meaningful lives in their communities - Rosalynn Carter  Read Article »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary
Psychiatrist

What Is Schizophrenia ? Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard for individual to differentiate between what is real and unreal, think clearly, manage emotions, relate to others, and function normally. It affects about 1% of general population.  But this does not indicate that th ...  Read Article »
 
Schizophrenia: Recognition and Treatment of Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia
Article Overview: Negative symptoms have time and again proven to be the most difficult aspects in the treatment of schizophrenia. This article focuses on a brief description of the types of negative symptoms, their progress over the course of the illness, and newer emerging molecular targets for their treatment.  Read Article »
Dr. Alok Vinod Kulkarni
Psychiatrist

What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a complex brain disorder, which has its pathogenesis in neurodevelopmental anomalies. The 5 domains of schizophrenia include: Positive symptoms (delusions, hallucinations). Negative symptoms. Ubiquitous cognitive deficits. Motor symptoms (dy ...  Read Article »
 
Suffering from schizophrenia.Doubt regarding Sulpitac dosage.
Query: Hello Doctor, My brother (aged 18 years) has schizophrenia since two years. (Note : My father has schizophrenia who is under medication for nearly 25 to 30 years). The tablets prescribed by the doctor were Mirtaz 15 and Sulpitac 50. During this period he had an increased appetite and was obese. He ...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary
Geriatrician

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq. After going through the detailed history of your brother, it seems that he is suffering from schizophrenia and he responds fairly to Sulpitac. It is also obvious that he had acute exacerbation of his illness after going through some sort of stressor (e...  Read Full »
 
Am I suffering from schizophrenia?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. One night, when I tried to go off to sleep, I had racing thoughts that I had no control over. I did not hear any voices, just thoughts. I could not track them or process them. I was really scared as a result. This phenomenon has been happening whenever I try to go off t...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary
Geriatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns. First of all, I must assure you that there is no evidence of disease called schizophrenia in your case. Schizophrenia is often presented with different kind of prodromal symptoms and they do not match ...  Read Full »
 
Can weed smoking cause schizophrenia?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been dealing with anxiety since childhood. I am 22 years old now. I have been smoking weed for about six months and my quality of life drastically improved. Now, I could sleep at night. I went back to being myself happy. My confidence went up and my social anxiety virtually disappe...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary
Geriatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Before I answer your question I like to congratulate you for taking the necessary step of stopping cannabis. First of all I like to inform you that your current symptoms are related to the same spectrum of disorder or anxie...  Read Full »
 
Is it true that schizophrenia runs in family?
Query: Hi doctor, My boyfriend's father has schizophrenia. What are the odds that my boyfriend or my future child would get the disorder? Is it risky to marry him? Please help. I am confused.  Read Full »
Dr. Deep Dutta
Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder and sometimes tend to run in families. However, it does not imply it is a monogenic disorder, where the inheritance rate of disease is higher and more easily predictable. Currently, there is no scientific evidence to...  Read Full »
 
I am diagnosed with schizophrenia. Do I need to take medicine for life long?
Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Nexito Forte and Skizoril 12.5 mg daily for the past three to four years. I am under psychiatric medication for the past 10 years. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and ADHD. I have also been diagnosed to be suffering from hypertension and have been given Nebimac 5 mg and ...  Read Full »
Dr. Shubham Mehta
Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are doing well with Skizoril (Clozapine) and Nexito forte (Escitalopram), I think you must continue with the same. Schizophrenia is a terrible psychiatric illness. If it reoccurs, then it will be difficult to manage. Skizoril 12.5 mg is a minimal dose of the dr...  Read Full »
 
Is there any alternate method other than drugs to treat schizophrenia?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and have been prescribed anti-psychotic medication Olanzapine. I have been taking it for 2 to 3 years. I was wondering if there is an alternate route to treatment? Or if there is another solution for a possible cure? I do not want to deal with ...  Read Full »
Dr. Vandana Patidar
Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medicine. Yes, Olanzapine is available in injectable form. If Olanzapine is causing some effects then it can be changed to other antipsychotic like Aripiprazole, Risperidone or Ziprasidone. You need to take medicines or injectables to keep...  Read Full »
 
Please explain the treatment approaches of schizophrenia.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a case that was assigned to me in school, and I want to seek help from doctors. My case is about a girl who has schizophrenia and was diagnosed very early. She shows all the symptoms, like hallucinations, hearing voices, hurting other people and talking to people who are not th...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth Singh
Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CBT is usually not useful in schizophrenia when the patient is having fulminant and active symptoms of schizophrenia such as delusions and hallucinations. The prerequisites for CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) are, 1. The patient should be motivated for therapy.2. Th...  Read Full »
 
Am I suffering from schizophrenia or OCD?
Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for an appointment with you firstly for reassurance I suppose and then CBT rather than waiting for the NHS. I have had OCD since I was a teen (intrusive thoughts and having to touch wood, say prayers, etc.). This seemed to subside until I had my daughter but then flared u...  Read Full »
Dr. Punya Mulky
Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you must be going through a tough time. First of all, please do not stress yourself so much with whether it is OCD or schizophrenia or what not. You are much more than a diagnosis. It is important you are at peace and have some relief from the distress. Co...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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