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Suggest Treatment For Schizophrenia

Helo dr my mother she is suffering from
Sizophernia I would like to explain it to u that She feel sleepy depression she wants to sit alone dont want to go any whr no party no family program no noise she wants silent every whr n if I ask something like mummy plz give me spoon than she wil touch the spoon n again she remove her hand again she touch twies thries she wil do, not only spoon so many thing n she feel shy of talking to someone she doesn't want to come in front of them she wil stay in her room if i wil ask her to come outside of the room see aunty she came to meet u than she wil say no I dont want to meet plz leave me alone dr wat is the treatment of this plz explain n which medicine u prefer
Tue, 28 Jul 2015
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Hi, welcome to HCM. Thanks for asking your query at this forum.
We understand your concern. I have read your question carefully and understood it. I will try my best to answer it.

As you told, your mother is a known patients of Schizophrenia and you have noticed her pre-occupied to self, socially withdrawn, lethargic, sleepy, not communicating much and not able to follow simple instructions like giving you a spoon.

This may be either due to prolonged state of schizophrenia or may be symptoms of Post schizophrenic depression.

If your mother acknowledges that she is having sadness of mood which persists throughout the day since last many days, then these symptoms along with the above mentioned points towards Post Schizophrenic depression.

If she denies sadness then she might be suffering from negative symptoms of schizophrenia. These symptoms are common in chronic patients of Schizophrenia. There occurs cognitive decline also after few months/years causing impaired higher mental function like difficulty in rational thinking, inability to understand a command, impaired judgement etc.

She requires further evaluation and personal interview by a psychiatrist to determine the exact illness and then requires optimization of therapy.

i hope it answers your query. I wish your mother all the best.
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Suggest Treatment For Schizophrenia

Hi, welcome to HCM. Thanks for asking your query at this forum. We understand your concern. I have read your question carefully and understood it. I will try my best to answer it. As you told, your mother is a known patients of Schizophrenia and you have noticed her pre-occupied to self, socially withdrawn, lethargic, sleepy, not communicating much and not able to follow simple instructions like giving you a spoon. This may be either due to prolonged state of schizophrenia or may be symptoms of Post schizophrenic depression. If your mother acknowledges that she is having sadness of mood which persists throughout the day since last many days, then these symptoms along with the above mentioned points towards Post Schizophrenic depression. If she denies sadness then she might be suffering from negative symptoms of schizophrenia. These symptoms are common in chronic patients of Schizophrenia. There occurs cognitive decline also after few months/years causing impaired higher mental function like difficulty in rational thinking, inability to understand a command, impaired judgement etc. She requires further evaluation and personal interview by a psychiatrist to determine the exact illness and then requires optimization of therapy. i hope it answers your query. I wish your mother all the best.