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Suffering with paranoid schizophrenia, has fluctuating behavior. Advisable treatment?

My mother 11 years ago was subject to a nervous breakdown, which later going untreated, developed into what the dr said was paranoid schizophrenia ,she fluctuates from normal behaviour to irrational behaviour(non violent) for instance now she has taken to eating only broth until december, this has been going on for months now, (as she states people are attacking her internally)she needs a mental assessment but refuses to go to a dr .I do not know what to do and I do not mind paying for an assesment, but how and how much
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Schizophrenia is known for such fluctuations

Persistent pursue in different ways might help her to go to hospital

One can give low dose benzodiazepine or anti psychotics for a week and then she can be persuaded
Answered: Sun, 30 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sourav Ganguly's  Response
Thanks for your query.
She needs to be consulted by a psychiatrist and antipsychotic drugs should be started as soon as possible.

Wish you a speedy recovery.

Best Wishes,
Dr Sourav Ganguly
Answered: Sun, 30 Sep 2012
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