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Suffering from schizophrenia. On medicines with side effects, cannot concentrate on studies. Advice?

my brother is 18+ years and suffering from schizophrenia (very initial stage) , doctor has prescribed him medications i.e. sizodon, demo, fludac,lonazap... after taking medicines he says he cant concentrate in studies as words run behind him and therefore he said he don t want take medicine... so I just want to ask what to do and how much time will it take to recover... Do reply please
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. Schizophrenia is s chronic disorder and requires life long treatment in many cases. He is on a combination of multiple medication with varied side effects like fluctuations in blood pressure and headache. These side effects usually result in non compliance to medication. Hence I would suggest you to request your psychiatrist to simplify the drug regimen considering the side effects that may lead to non compliance. Wish him goo health.
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Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness which requires long term regular medication. So, it is not advisable to stop or alter the medication on your own since it can cause a relapse of his symptoms. Regarding the side effect, they are most prominent during the first few weeks and gradually subside subsequently. If they are very troublesome, please take him to his psychiatrist for a follow-up.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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