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).

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Am I behaving crazy due to schizophrenia or Marijuana?

Query: Hello doctor, Unsure of diagnosis (could be a combination). My questions are as follows. What is my diagnosis (they say schizophrenia and autism high spectrum) memorized 200 digits of pi in one day? Could I not have mental illness and Marijuana was a one-time incidence? If I do need medicines and st...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns about the diagnosis and problems encountered by you. Although the provided information is not sufficient to make a diagnosis of a case, but from the available description, it appears to me that you are suffering from cannab...  Read Full »

I am suffering from schizophrenia. Suggest me some drugs which can increase the dopamine level in my body.

Query: Hi doctor, I have schizophrenia and am currently on Aripiprazole, Fluoxetine, and Diazepam. I want to change the antipsychotic drugs soon and am wondering what is the right pill for me to lose weight and have higher Dopamine levels. I need something energetic, something that will make my brain work ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation but why do you want to change your antipsychotic medicines if you are stable on them? You should try to follow the below guidelines to increase dopamine. It will help you. You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes like at least ...  Read Full »

I have a history of schizophrenia and OCD. Should I take Omega 3 along with L-Carnosine for improving cognition?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a past history of schizophrenia and OCD. I am not in any medication now for the past two months. Currently taking only L-Carnoshine for the past two months for cognition improvement. My question is, should I take Omega-3 also with L-Carnosine for better and fast results for cogni...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and can understand your situation. I suggest you take both the above medications and also take Ashwagandha with milk at night for it. Following are my suggestions to improve cognitive function, and will help you: Exercises daily for 30...  Read Full »

For the past two days, my father is having some delusions that people will kill him. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two days my father is having some delusions that people will kill him. Whenever we try to explain the reality, he gets angry. He is 49 years old, weighs 48 kg with a height of 5 feet 3 inches. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your situation and concern about your father. He may have psychosis (schizophrenia). He may even have auditory hallucinations. If he abuses or consumes alcohol then he has to stop it otherwise there are no medications that can help him. You can give him ...  Read Full »

I have heard a soft voice calling from a distance while I am awake randomly with a history of TBI and depression. Am I schizophrenic?

Query: Hi doctor, For as long as I have been alive I have heard this soft voice calling from a distance. She says my name and tells me that she needs me. I do not know who she is or what she wants. It started with dreams but now I hear her while I am awake randomly. I will go out for days, weeks, a month ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly tell me more about your TBI. Is it a traumatic brain injury? If yes, kindly upload the record and what medication you are using and used in past, and past record of depression if you have. Please provide more details about voices, can it be terminated with your...  Read Full »

How can I cure schizophrenia without drugs?

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

Answer: Hi,Welcome to 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 sym...  Read Full »

How to treat anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your description of symptoms is concise and specific, which makes it easy to diagnose your condition. Mental illnesses are broadly classified into neurosis and psychosis. In neurosis, a person does not lose contact with reality and understands that he has a mental issue k...  Read Full »

Will lower dose of Abilify ease my dizziness and sleepy feel?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Solian 50 mg and Lorans 1 mg daily for mild schizophrenic thoughts and anxiety. It has been stable for a few years until my period stops because of Solian. My doctor prescribed Abilify 5 mg a few days ago to replace Solian, so my period can be normal again. But I f...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your situation. You should take tablet Abilify 5 mg at night and try to stop the tablet Lorans 1 mg. Tablet Loran (Lorazepam) is sedative and anti-anxiety. It is more responsible for sedation rather than the only tablet Abilify. You should try to tak...  Read Full »

My brother-in-law has schizophrenia, and the doctor has advised me to shift him to a rehabilitation center as he is not responding to medicines. Is it a good option?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother-in-law has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He is aggressive often. He verbally abuses his dad and blames him. He makes his own stories and beliefs. But most of the time, he is normal. He has frequently changed jobs and now handling his restaurant. He was admitted to the hosp...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is difficult to handle a patient with mental illness. I suggest depot injections if the patient does not take the medications. A rehabilitation center is a good option, but long-acting depot injections can be tried. I hope this helps ...  Read Full »

My brother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and refuses to take any medication. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is being extremely unbearable these days. He also had these symptoms of beating his head and speaking intensely rudely six months back. We took the help of a psychiatrist, where he was diagnosed and treated for schizophrenia, after which he became normal. He was taking Zispe...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your situation. Your brother has schizophrenia, and you need to take him to the nearest psychiatrist for medication. He needs to take antipsychotic medication at any cost. You can restart the same medications; it will help him. ...  Read Full »

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