Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown in thinking and poor emotional responses.Common symptoms include delusions, such as paranoia; hearing voices or noises that are not there; disorganized thinking; a lack of emotion and a lack of motivation. Schizophrenia causes significant social and work problems. Symptoms begin typically in young adulthood.

Questions and answers on "Schizophrenia"

Is cure of schernopheia possible ?

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yes it is treatable. schizophrenia is caused by increased dopamine level in brain. there are many dopamine blocker available which completly cure it. but you have to continue the treatment in for quiet long time...

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My wife suffers from schizophrenia from time to time . Her doctor has prescribed olimelt in last treatment . For the last few days she is again suffering from it , laughing , dancing , repeating and suspicious . Does not want to go to her doctor . We are giving her half oliment in her food/ tea but not regularly. Pl advise

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hi
thanks for your query and welcome to HCM

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder. People with this disorder may hear voices other people do not hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. This can...

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Can Pacitane be given in Schizophrenia and for how long?

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Hello,

Thanks for the query.

Pacitane contains a drug called trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride.
It is not used in the treatment for schizophrenia. It is used to treat the psychotic symptoms present in Parkinson's disease.
Schizophrenia is most commonly treated using drugs like
1. Risperidone
2....

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My son is diagnosed as having schizophrenia. Not full blown. His step father suggested maybe he has mild retardation because of his thought process and how his words and sentences come out. He was an A, B student until this triggered when he was 16 and a half. Could he be mildly retarded or maybe the medicine or is it just the illness causing his thought process not to be so clear. He didn't communicate hardly at all for almost four years, and now that he is, his sentences and words don't always make sense for what he's trying to say. Im his mom and I find myself having to tell him things to say when he's making a phone call or help him fill out paperwork.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
thanks for using health care magic.
He is having schizophrenia. Withdrawn and poor communication is key symptoms of negative symptoms schizophrenia.
Mental Retardation usually reflects by 4th standard maximum. in addition, there are history of delayed mile stones development.
You should...

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My brother-in-law is in his late fifties or early sixties, and he has cerebral palsey. He is experiencing sudden, rapid weight loss. His primary care doctor tells us all of his blood work is normal. She attributes the weight loss to her taking him off a medication for schizophrenia. She has no idea why he was on it in the first place (his medical care has been very inconsistent). His appetite and his diet have not changed. What do you suggest?

doctor1 MD

Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. I believe that your brother was being given medications or schizophrenia. Most medications that are given for schizophrenia, causes one to have weight gain due to increase in appetite. Going off of the medications will make your brother to lose this appetite...

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I ve been having these thoughts about hurting my girlfriend for about one month now, these thoughts have been causing a lot of anxiety and worry. Also about a couple days ago I read an article on schizophrenia and its gotten me worry that I might have it. I ve been obsessing about it, I was wondering is this OCD or something else? would anybody know what this could possibly be?

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query.

I will try to help you understand a bit about what thoughts you have been dealing with. First of all, it is important to understand why you might have a thought about harming your girlfriend. Has there been anything that she has done in the past that would lead...

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Hello, I take 1 mg Mexazolam and 1mg of risperdal for about 4 years, I was medicated by my psychiatrist. She has told me to start weaning 3 years ago, but whenever I do it, I can never do it, after few days i always return to this medication. I was medicated at the time because I had thoughts and moods very negative at first, my doctor thought that it was schizophrenia (because i had one psychotic event in 2006, after some months in meds i went well, and took of the meds), but my psychiatrist said that this amount of medication is minimal for a man with 80 pounds with schizophrenia. She said it couldnt be that disease.

I already tried several times to take off the medication, with no sucess.
Last month i tried to wean the method of weighing on scales to weigh jewelry and take the medication in 10 stages, first week take 10% off then swallow 90% of the medications ( I never passed from one week to go back to meds, because of irritation, stress.etc)

I feel fine with this drug, I have several side effects, but like my psychiatry said , "there´s no reason to take it", how can you help me take off the meds? supplements? other method? some other products?

Best regards XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Hello
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You are a young male who had one episode of psychosis in 2006 and at that time doctors made the diagnosis of Schizophrenia and later you had negative thoughts and mood. You are taking Mexazolam 1 mg and Resperidone 1 mg since last 4 years.

Now a brief about your...

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What is the maximum dosage of Adderall for ADHD and schizophrenia

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is 70 mg per day

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Health care magic.

The maximum dose of adderall is same for all individuals irrespective of comorbid schizophrenia.

Generally the maximum recommended dose is 70 mg per day.

I hope this answers you.
Feel free to contact me...

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Hello doctor my question is what is average age onset of schziophernia in women thanx

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
25 years.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear,

The average age of onset of schizophrenia in females is 25 years.

The common age range is 18-30 years.

Thanks.

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Is preexisting deepression cause schizophrenia?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
very rare possibility

Detailed Answer:
Hello Nashrin,

Thanks for writing to us.

Depression and schizophrenia are totally different disorders. Many patients with schizophrenia can suffer from depression in long run due to their psychotic process as well as cognitive disturbance....

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Recent questions on  Schizophrenia

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I have a 30 yr old grandson diagnosed with schizophrenia who is on 800 mg quetiapine fumarte daily. lately he has been prescribed 150 mg OXcarbazepine for angry outbursts in addition to quetiapine. the pharamist seemed reluctant with him taking these drugs together and I have held off until I get additional info. thank you. Doris Bordenski @ YYYY@YYYY

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male, 25 years suffering schizophrenia since 19, has a clipped brain aneurysm. non responding to med. risperdal, olanzapine and clozapine plus an anticonvulsant because in higher than recommended dose. psychiatrist recommended ECT, I m his SDM can you tell risks in his case beside the memory loses from ect ?

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I have been taking behavior meds for schizophrenia for seven years and one of the side effects is that it will make it difficult for me to get pregnant and me and my partner are ready to have kids but I m afraid that I may not be able to because of the number of years I have been on my meds. Is there a behavior med that wouldn t make it difficult for me to get pregnant and if I get off of them would I still be able to get pregnant or would the meds have been absorbed and I may never get pregnant?

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My 18 year old high school son needs help and testing for hereditary diseases which he has symptoms of from both sides of the family, including ADD or ADHD, Bi-Polar, Aspergers, and Paranoia Schizophrenia. Also, possibly dyslexia and/or the math version may be affecting him, (he is home-schooled and beginning 11th grade) and he has sleep disorder problems. He has already been diagnosed with anxiety. Does St. Lukes Quakertown test for these ailments I have listed? We live close by, and like St. Luke s that cared for my husband, and son s father before he died in August. Traveling is difficult for me because I am handicapped. Both my son and I may be helped by some grief counseling. I am 59 and also need some testing done for symptoms of inherited disorders, and I have some diagnosises already. I need treatment too. Can you help us?

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hello sir my father(age 62 at present) is patient of Schizophrenia since 2000 at that time doctor prescribed sizodon liquid from 2000 till now we give him sizodon liquid in milk without his knowledge. We have asked so many time to visit doctor but...

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My relative has frequent problem of psychatric mental condition. Although she is under constant treatment of psychatrist since last 10 years but problems normally reccurred time to time creating very unhealthy environment at home as well as it...

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Hello kind sir: My son’s doctor still felt that the Latuda has the least side effects. One of the biggest problems is that my son cannot tell if the medication is working. I️ can see some results that gives me hope. However. He still does not like...