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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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 »

My husband has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has been voluntarily admitted into a mental health hospital for loss of reality, confusion and self-doubt. He has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar. However, his triggers and signs started eight days ago and they are working with the medication. However, he did no...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, then his sleep disturbance is expected. There is reduced need for sleep in bipolar mania. As he is in the admission, I do not think there is a need to worry. They will treat him with proper guidelines ...  Read Full »

I hear voices in my head that command unusual things. Please help.

Query: Good day, I would like to seek some help regarding my situation. I’ve been having these voices in my head that are telling me to do certain things that are unusual and that I'll face some certain consequences that are exaggerated, if I’m not able to do so. Even though part of me knows th...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Dear, Thanks for using Icliniq. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all I like to inform you that this is unlikely to be normal phenomenon since it happened on multiple occasions and existing even after years of onset despite the breaks in between. The phenomenon resembles aud...  Read Full »

Does schizophrenia run in families?

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, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

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

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

How to get rid of racing thoughts due to schizophrenia?

Query: i am facing schziphorenia problem.i am getting the racing thoughts in morning .how to stop racing thoughts.please help me  Read Full »


Dr. Sibananda Mishra

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Actually, in Schizophrenia, the patient is out of reality experiences. The major symptoms are hallucination and delusion and disorganised thoughts. You have racing thoughts in the morning hours. These thoughts rapidly move in a sequence. Some people may hear them as a voice that they cannot ignore. ...  Read Full »

How to help my brother with his negative thoughts and aggressive behavior?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 27 years old. From the last 10-15 days, he is talking too much which is completely opposite of his introvert behavior. He is talking negatively and aggressively. He is not even ready to show to any doctor and strongly condemns showing to a psychiatrist and says will heal...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. Your brother may have either schizophrenia or bipolar type 1 disorder (mania). If he is consuming any substance (alcohol or drugs) then substance may also cause the above symptoms. I am sorry to say that it is difficult ...  Read Full »

Why is my brother doing crazy things lately?

Query: I have a brother And he's been doing crazy things lately. I'm the only one in my family that seems to care. There's really no one else that cares about him and I really need some help on identify what the problem can be. My brother believes he's the one that created heaven and earth. He believes he ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. I can understand that you are worried about your brother. From your description , it looks like your brother is having delusional beliefs and related unusual odd behaviour. This can be suggestive of psychosis. Conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder can cause ...  Read Full »

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