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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What to do for paranoia?

Hi Doctor

My sister is suffering from paranoia , she always thinks that people are jealous of our family and they can harm us , she rarely sleeps and there is very less appetite for food . Please suggest how we should proceed , this behaviour is since last 7-8 years and she never agrees to go to doctor.
Tue, 1 Jul 2014
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Hi dear,
paranoia is may be due to schizophrenia or delusional disorder and so for both psychiatric illness once you consult psychiatrist.
even if she is not agreed to consult or for medicine admit her in nursing home against her will or start medicine with the help of doctor if doctor agrees.
first of try to convince her to consult doctor.
if not taking medicine then alternative is long acting injection also available and you can give medicine in food also.
Thank you
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