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It is not uncommon to have psychiatric disturbances following a traumatic brain injury
. Often medication are required to treat such psychiatric disturbances. She is currently on a combination of an anti-depressant (Prozac
) and an anti-psychotic (Geodon
) medication. I'm not sure why there has been a change fro Zyprexa
(also an anti-psychotic) to Geodon. However, it is advisable to continue the medication as prescribed.
can not only worsen her asthma but it can also result in other lung and systemic diseases. If she has difficulty in staying quit, it would be worthwhile to consult a pschiatrist for professional help regarding the same. Motivational Enhancement Therapy and if necessary, certain medication can be helpful in preventing her from relapsing to smoking.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar