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).

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For schizophrenia, what medications should be taken without it affecting the professional life?

Query: I have schizophrenia and am on medication. My query relates to how much of medication to have that it has least impact on my professional life. My earlier symptoms related to auditory hallucinations and these were handled through medication and a visit to the rehab for 4 months, last year. I am cu...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello sir. Thanks for your detailed query. I would like to know first that do you have any symptoms still? Or are you doing completely well with the medicines..i guess you've mentioned for the past year you've been doing fine. So im assuming you don't have any symptoms now. Also you've mentioned a...  Read Full »

Do my symptoms indicate that I have schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having delusions of grandeur. I am imagining that someone is watching me at home. I see shapes in shadows and light. I sometimes believe I am mighty, and people do not appreciate that. I like being left alone in my thoughts most of the time. I do not like socializing. I have convers...  Read Full »


Dr. E Easodhavidhya

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me first reassure you that your symptoms do not point towards Schizophrenia. I hope that would be reassuring. The information you have provided is very brief. It is not clear about your age or what you do. But there are other important information you have provided,...  Read Full »

How to get rid of racing thoughts due to schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing schizophrenia. I am getting racing thoughts due to schizophrenia in the morning. How to stop getting these racing thoughts? Please give me a solution to stop getting these racing thoughts occurring in me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sibananda Mishra

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In schizophrenia, the patient has out of reality experiences. The major symptoms are hallucination, delusion, and disorganized thoughts. You have racing thoughts in the morning. These thoughts rapidly move in sequence. Some people may hear a voice that they cannot be ig...  Read Full »

Why does a person with mood swings suddenly disappear for few days without any reason?

Query: Hello doctor, This is for my boyfriend. I am trying to understand what diagnosis he might have? The symptoms are major mood swings. Sometimes he is angry. Within minutes his face changes do not want to talk or see me, then he disappears for days. Other symptoms: grandiose ideas, changes conversatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is difficult to diagnose from the above details, but you have to rule out a drug abuse history. Your boyfriend may abuse any substance like alcohol, cannabis, or opioids. He may have psychosis due to substance use disorder. He has to st...  Read Full »

I walk 5 km every day, but I am not able to control my weight gain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been using Risperidone 2 mg, Escitalopram 10 mg for psychosis and Met XL 25 mg for hypertension. My weight is 103 kg and my height is 5'7". How to stay mentally healthy without gaining weight? I walk for 5 km for five days a week. I am maintaining a diet with morning tiffin, oil-l...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. There are two aggravating factors that are contributing to the weight gain in your case. One is the drugs you are taking. Risperidone is known to cause weight gain and you are on this drug since long. This could be the reason of poor control...  Read Full »

Do I have delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know whether my disease is delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia. I have been taking Risperidone 2 mg for 16 years, Escitalopram 10 mg for 7 years and for hypertension Met XL 25 mg for 5 years. My cholesterol levels are normal. I am a pure vegetarian. I do not smoke....  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your mental state, but at the same time I do appreciate you for being on regular medicines. However, even though your question is very direct, I am sorry to say that I cannot give you a straight forward answer or diagnosis. First and most impor...  Read Full »

I have a constant feeling that something is touching my body. Am I paranoid?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been constantly feeling that something touching me all over my body. I have been experiencing it for a few years, mostly the same thing. I think it was triggered by my first episode of sleep paralysis, but that was the only episode of it. I do not know what it is or why it is co...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since this has been occurring persistently for the last few years and appears to be causing you significant impairment, I would ask you to get it evaluated in detail by a psychiatrist. I do not mean to scare you, but at your age, you are vulnerable to a lot of psychiatri...  Read Full »

How to control hunger present for having more pleasure after schizophrenia recovery?

Query: I'm a schizophrenic who has recovered, but I'm having trouble controlling my hunger for more pleasure. I'm on a dating app where I meet about 2 new ladies daily just for fun and masturbating about 2 times daily. I want to know if the combination of drugs I'm on might be the cause. I'm normally not s...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear usually vit E may act as a anti sterility vitamin also elevate the pleasure for orgasm. Vitamin E is important in increasing sex drive because it increases testosterone levels which therefore increases stamina and also helps raise desire. But the anti psychotics drugs may not cause this....  Read Full »

I hear inner voice in my head. What is the reason?

Query: I can't tell if I'm willing myself to have voices in my head or if they are unordinary. I don't really know how to put it, but I can't tell if my imagination is just making things up or if I actually am feeling that way. I can't tell how I react or feel. For a minor example: if I'm looking in the mi...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello. If you know that voice is imaginary, and not real, then it's a part of anxiety spectrum disorder. If you believe the voice are real /actual, it could be an early sign of schizophrenia, or again, depression with some psychotic features Either way, please visit a psychiatrist. He will give yo...  Read Full »

Can we get cured from schizophrenia by taking medicines?

Query: I am looking for specialist of Schizophrenia. My brother has been suffered from schizophrenia for more than 15 years. He has the symptoms of delusions. He is addicted to smoking/nicotin. He also have the habit of self talking and insomnia. He takes Valprol CR 500 1 tablet in the morning and 1.5 tabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and it is really good that you are concern about your brother health. your brother has Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder and it requires a long time (lifetime) medication to deal with it. if your brother...  Read Full »

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