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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Sir, My mother aged about 56-58 is suffering from schizophrenia, we do not have social contacts with our neighbours and we live in a chawl at bhandup, she hears different voices making a plot against her and our family (we are three brothers father died in 2004) the situation yesterday made her think that somebody is trying to kill her she has great confidence in all three brothers. But she feels dangers from neighbours. She hears different voices trying to abuse her. We are moving to an apartment (flat) possibly this or next month will it help (ie. change in surrounding and neighbourhood) please advise
User :   Hello Sir, My mother aged about 56-58 is suffering from schizophrenia, we do not have social contacts with our neighbours and we live in a chawl at bhandup, she hears different voices making a plot against her and our family (we are three brothers father died in 2004) the situation yesterday made her think that somebody is trying to kill her she has great confidence in all three brothers. But she feels dangers from neighbours. She hears different voices trying to abuse her. We are moving to an apartment (flat) possibly this or next month will it help (ie. change in surrounding and neighbourhood) please advise
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   good morning
Doctor :   Let me read your query for sometime to be able to have a good discussion here
Doctor :   Very Good morning
Doctor :   It does help , but not to the extent that the symptom she has will not come back again
Doctor :   You just have to keep her busy in anywork or talking to some body most of the time
Doctor :   avoid loneliness in her
User :   so if we shift to a Flat in building with preferably lesser contacts and change in current environment will help !
User :   the problem is we all three brothers are employed ! and we do come back after 9.00 pm
Doctor :   yes, she may forget the old issues but cannot assure that she may not build a new paranoid belief
User :   ok will the medication will help use of tablets etc ?
Doctor :   the paranoidism with auditory hallucination is the cause of her symptoms , this is very typical of schizophrenia
Doctor :   yes, medications can calm her mind but and bring down the wrong thoughts in her to some extent
User :   but this specific symptom is only with people that she thinks are our enemies or who do not wish our good
Doctor :   but keeping her busy and not leaving her alone will help more than anything
User :   ok Sir but sometimes she screams loudly even when we are with her !
Doctor :   you have to just reassure her that they are not for real
User :   yes ! i did try to give her example of mathematician in the Beautiful Mind !
User :   the movie
Doctor :   and keep her busy in any kind of reality , i mean the issues which are truly going in your families
Doctor :   i get it , thats a good example
User :   ok sir ! but do i really need to visit a psychatrist who can give some medication on this ! without her knowledge (since she is diabetic also)
Doctor :   yes, you can do that , psychiatrist will help you
User :   kindly give me the address of any psychiatrist near at bhandup or mulund and who possibly give appointment on sunday also
User :   the positive ray in cloud is that she is trying to control this voices when she is travelling to nearby area
Doctor :   You can find that information in our website along with the contact details , its in the tab called health resources
User :   sir do you think there is effect of moon on such patients ! since sometimes nearing full moon or after amavasya she has this higher stress levels
User :   and currently on 19th the full moon (the moon will be nearing the earth very closely)
Doctor :   no , if your mother beliefs in the Amvasya legends then yes, she ,may have symptoms pertaining
User :   she doesnt believe in such things no but these symptoms does appear when the fullmoon is near or something like that
Doctor :   if she do not believe then there is no way they can affect
User :   thank you sir ! for your valuable suggestion will come back again for your advise
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
User :   bye take care
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   should i write it on this chat only
Doctor :   Take care, wish your mother al good health
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