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Cure for catatonia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Brain and Spine
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User :   Hi, may I answer your healt
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr xxxxxx here
User :   pl answer my query
Doctor :   tell me your query
User :   i alredy typed it and it was saved
Doctor :   it didnt get saved
Doctor :   please send again
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   doctor the patient is not opening his eyees and he is not talking to anyone he does not eat and donot give any response when any body talks to him it appears he is listening what others are saying but dont respond . he gives smile on talks which are worth laughing but tries to hide that he is listening. he also do not eat thats why he has become so ill that he is unanble to even sit
Doctor :   what is the patients age ?
Doctor :   and since how long has this been happening ?
User :   29 it is happeining from more than 2 months
Doctor :   have you shown to any Doctor ?
User :   yes they are saying he is having catatonia
Doctor :   is he taking any medication ?
User :   after long medication of weakness doctors are advising two tablets to him which has been strted from yesterday
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   he is seeing a neurologist ?
User :   he had mri scan which came normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well the medications are the only way this condition can be treated
User :   detril 0.25g and c pram 10 mg are prescribed to him
Doctor :   yes thats correct
Doctor :   thats the only way this condition is treated
User :   is he having schizofrennia
Doctor :   it will take time
Doctor :   no catatonia is a different condition
Doctor :   and the only treatment is medications which he is already taking
User :   what else apart from medication should be done
Doctor :   Failure to institute treatment early in the course of the condition is associated with a poor prognosis.
User :   explain it
Doctor :   Regular outpatient follow-up visits are advisable to check for the recurrence of catatonia.
User :   is this condition serious , is it easily curable
Doctor :   it means the the sooner you take the patient to the physician and the sooner the medical treatment is started .. the recovery is better
Doctor :   the chances of full recovery are 50%
User :   why 50 %
Doctor :   Because catatonia is often periodic in occurrence, a patient who has recovered from an episode of catatonia is at risk of developing further episodes of catatonia.
Doctor :   make sure proper examinations are done
User :   is there any specialist in delhi who can treat this problem.
Doctor :   sure hold on
Doctor :   i will give you the details
User :   he was having some mental tensions as his marriage was not getting fixed for a long time is it somewhere related to the problem
Doctor :   DR xxxxxxxxx
Doctor :   0000
Doctor :   catatonia causes are not well understood
Doctor :   you can set up an appointment and i sure you will be guided well
User :   do you think the medications he is taking are well enough or can you suggest any medication
Doctor :   the medications he is on are correct and its not right for me to prescribe any medication with examining the patient
User :   any physiotherapy helpful in this matter???
User :   can you suggest
Doctor :   usually patients will respond well the medication
Doctor :   but try to talk and make the patient interact
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