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How to treat paranoia?

Hi I have a friend that has a lot of health issuse and tried bath salts and she has now had some sort of mental break down so I am trying to find out if there is a way to get it out of her system faster? Her symptoms consist of paranoia screaming and yelling at people delusions and seeing things that aren't there!
Mon, 23 Jun 2014
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Hello,
Drugs like olanzapine or resperidone help a lot in such conditions (psychosis). It is advisable to rule out organicity by seeing a psychiatrist in person as such symptoms can be due to several organic/neuroligical causes as well and where the treatment is entirely different.

There is no need to panic, take her to a psychiatrist once and discuss her case in detail, let her be interviewed and with proper meds she will show significnat improvement in a week.

Wish you good health.
Dr. Manisha Gopal
MD Neuropsychiatry
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