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Is there any alternative treatment apart from medication while affected by schizophrenia disease?

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Posted on Fri, 20 Nov 2020
Question: I was affected by schizophrenia disease. I have been taking medicine long time.now it's in control. But whenever i am getting sick by other disease, i am feeling schizophrenia symptoms. will it again come back. Is there any other alternate solution available apart from took tablet
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Medicines are the mainstay of treatment

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I read your query and understand your concerns.

The most important thing in the management of schizophrenia is regular use of medications and regular follow up with your doctor so any abnormality can be detected at the earliest and remedial measures can be taken.

Individuals not taking regular medicines are susceptible to develop frequent episodes of schizophrenia and often suffer with poor quality of life. This is because there are limited medicines and not every medicine works for every individual. In case of relapse (reappearance of symptoms) individual need higher dose of medications on many occasions.

Although the reappearance of symptoms concurrent to other illnesses is temporary but it is important to remain in touch with your doctor. In case the other illnesses stay longer the proper schizophrenia symptoms can return back due to interaction of medications with multiple other factors.

To conclude you are requested to take your medications regularly without any break as advised by your doctor.

I hope this helps you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (42 hours later)
Thanks, Could you please tell me how long i need to take medicine. It's lifelong or some period. I have a daughter. Is this disease can come to my daughter as well?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is life long

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for follow up.

The treatment of schizophrenia often lasts for years and some of the individual may need for life time. This is because the medications just control the symptoms but have no role in eradication of disease. In other words schizophrenia is like diabetes and hypertension which needs life long treatment.

The general population have 1% risk of schizophrenia but the offspring of schizophrenia patient have almost 5% risk of developing schizophrenia in their life. In other words it can be stated that there is increased risk of schizophrenia for your daughter but there is just 5% chance that she will develop this disease.

I hope this helps you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is there any alternative treatment apart from medication while affected by schizophrenia disease?

Brief Answer: Medicines are the mainstay of treatment Detailed Answer: Hi, I read your query and understand your concerns. The most important thing in the management of schizophrenia is regular use of medications and regular follow up with your doctor so any abnormality can be detected at the earliest and remedial measures can be taken. Individuals not taking regular medicines are susceptible to develop frequent episodes of schizophrenia and often suffer with poor quality of life. This is because there are limited medicines and not every medicine works for every individual. In case of relapse (reappearance of symptoms) individual need higher dose of medications on many occasions. Although the reappearance of symptoms concurrent to other illnesses is temporary but it is important to remain in touch with your doctor. In case the other illnesses stay longer the proper schizophrenia symptoms can return back due to interaction of medications with multiple other factors. To conclude you are requested to take your medications regularly without any break as advised by your doctor. I hope this helps you. Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions. Thanks and regards.