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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Will the absence of periods affect a person on mediation for schizophrenia and anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor,Previously, I was prescribed Solian 50 mg and Lorans 1 mg to treat schizophrenic thoughts and anxiety. I was stable on taking it. After a few months, I do not have my periods and my doctor prescribed me Abilify 5 mg and Lorans 1 mg. After changing medications, I start to wake up at night a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The absence of periods will not affect you. Once when you stop taking antipsychotics, then your periods will get started in the future. It is a subjective effect of medication. If you are stable on Solian (Amisulpride), then it is better to continue taking that medicati...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for feeling sad and depressed all the time.

Query: Dear doctor, I am a 21 year old male. I feel quite sad and depressed. I do not even want to perform daily routine. My life is monotonous. I get a lot of negative thoughts. I am so lazy and feel like I do not want to live. I am weak and I lack concentration. I do not feel like going out of my house....  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Symptoms that are commonly present in a depressed patient are: Sad mood. Disturbance of sleep. Disturbance of appetite. Feeling of inappropriate guilt. Loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities. Loss of self-esteem. Hopelessness or worthlessness. L...  Read Full »

Suffering from anxiety attacks which are of a sudden onset.I am a schizophrenia and heart attack patient.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am being treated for Schizophrenia which was diagnosed 10 years back, and suffered heart attack during December 2013. I underwent angioplasty (PTCA + Stent) during the same month. I was taking psychiatric drug Sizopin 200mg before the attack; and was asked to abruptly stop the drug af...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: HI, Thanks for posting a query at icliniq. I assume that you are having good life with current medicines baring anxiety attacks. The possible reason for your anxiety attacks are: Current medication- Can you outline the onset of anxiety attacks after starting one or another medication that you are...  Read Full »

I have a doubt about the dosage of Sulpitac for schizophrenia. Please help.

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

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 »

Are cognitive symptoms after psychotic episode permanent?

Query: Hi doctor,Are the cognitive symptoms (lower IQ, difficulty with abstract thinking and empathy) after a psychotic episode (schizoaffective disorder) permanent?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Cognitive issues in schizoaffective disorder are not permanent. With symptomatic improvement in core psychotic symptoms, the cognitive symptoms revert. I cannot comment on IQ (intelligence quotient), but yes, ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I have schizophrenia, and I am on medication. My query relates to how much medication I should take to have the least impact on my professional life. My earlier symptoms were related to auditory hallucinations, and these were handled through medication and a visit to the rehabilitation c...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Could you let me know if you still have any symptoms, or are you doing completely well with the medicines? I think you have mentioned for the past year you are doing fine. So I am assuming you do not have any symptoms now. The tablet Asprito 40 mg, which you are...  Read Full »

What is the cause behind my memory problems and confusion?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel really spaced out and detached from my surroundings. It is like I am in a dream. It is like there is a glass between me and the world and everything just seems really surreal and far away. I also have a lot of brain fog. Some memory problems and confusion. I feel like this all day ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that you are having derealization episodes, which is a sensation of changed reality or that one's surroundings have altered. It is usually seen in schizophrenia, panic attacks, and ...  Read Full »

My mother has a triple personality disorder. How to make her normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female, and I have seen a lot while growing up. Since I was 6 years old, I started crying every day. Fear grew within me. I started having bad grades since I was 11. I was bullied twice by my friends when I was 7 and second time when I was 13. My parents had no time ...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. You have mentioned everything about your history in details. I can understand your concern regarding your low mood. First of all, I would like to tell you that your problems are temporary and have a cure. Poor parenting and adolescent non-suppor...  Read Full »

Can we get cured from schizophrenia by taking medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am looking for a specialist in schizophrenia. My brother is suffering from schizophrenia for more than 15 years. He has some symptoms of delusions. He remains addicted to smoking or nicotine. He also has a habit of self-talking and insomnia. He takes Valprol CR 500 in the morning and o...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your brother is suffering from schizophrenia. It is a chronic disorder and requires long-term medication to deal with it. If your brother remains stable with the above-mentioned medications, then you can continue giving him. All the above-...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I cannot tell whether I am willing to have voices in my head. I do not know whether my imagination is making up things or whether I am feeling actually on that way. I am unable to tell how I react or feel. For example, if I look at myself in a mirror, I hear a voice saying that I am ugly...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you know that your voice remains imaginary, then it can be a part of anxiety spectrum disorder. If you believe that your voice is real or actual, then it can be an early sign of schizophrenia or depression with some psychotic features. Kindly consult a psychiatri...  Read Full »

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