Schizophrenia is a severe and chronic mental illness that makes people interpret reality abnormally. It is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, disorganized thinking, and disordered behavior. It is usually treated with a combination of antipsychotic drugs and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
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Query: Hello doctor, I am currently seeking help and I do not know how to go about it. I am a 17 year old ex-mental patient. I stayed in rehabilitation center multiple times and due to it causing health problems. I have been off all medicines for the past three months. It went out of hand now with my paran... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see that you are facing many issues at the moment. It must be very difficult for you to deal with all these at once and you are still holding on bravely. It is certainly very courageous of you. As you are seeing and hearing things and you have mentioned that you are ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My partner is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. He has been taking Olanzapine and Depakote for the past eight years, which has stabled him a lot. But, he suffers from panic attack when he stays with a group of people. His key worker and psychiatrist are recommending him to start usin... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic drug. It means that it is one of the relatively newer drugs discovered to be helpful in paranoid schizophrenia. Clozapine also has lesser side effects and is considered more effective than the typical or older antipsychot... Read Full »
How to get rid of racing thoughts due to schizophrenia?
Query: Hi doctor, I am facing schizophrenia. I am getting racing thoughts due to schizophrenia in the morning. How to stop getting these racing thoughts? Please give me a solution to stop getting these racing thoughts occurring in me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In schizophrenia, the patient has out of reality experiences. The major symptoms are hallucination, delusion, and disorganized thoughts. You have racing thoughts in the morning. These thoughts rapidly move in sequence. Some people may hear a voice that they cannot be ig... Read Full »
I hear several voices and get paranoid thoughts. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18 year old female. In the past year, I had been hearing several voices telling me to do certain things. Sometimes, I hear things that are not really present. Often, I feel like I am observing my own life as an outsider and this has been happening for two years. I also have trouble... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and completely understand that you have been facing a disturbed state of mind. The symptoms you have mentioned here are indication of a psychotic phenomenon called as hallucinations. It is a kind of phenomenon in which a person sees unusual things such as pers... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 63 years old. Always, she wants to go out and buy new clothes. She is adamant and not listening to us. She is having medicine Serta 100, Donep and Sulpitac. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and completely understand that you are facing a hard time handling your mother. The symptom you mentioned here are more likely suggest a disorganized behavior, which can be a part of psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. Read Full »
I am hearing some voices in my head and I do not know what to do. Kindly advice.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 16-year-old female. I have this voice in my head for as long as I can remember. It tells me to do things, simple things like move this. But if I do not, then it says it will do bad things, like kill my mother, for example. At first, I could live with it, but now it is getting so ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. I completely understand that you feel concerned about the voices ordering you to do things. The information you provided about these voices can be specified as hallucinations. I am explaining this phenomenon here which will help you to understand your state of mi... Read Full »
Please explain the treatment approaches of schizophrenia.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a case that was assigned to me in school, and I want to seek help from doctors. My case is about a girl who has schizophrenia and was diagnosed very early. She shows all the symptoms, like hallucinations, hearing voices, hurting other people and talking to people who are not th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CBT is usually not useful in schizophrenia when the patient is having fulminant and active symptoms of schizophrenia such as delusions and hallucinations. The prerequisites for CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) are, 1. The patient should be motivated for therapy.2. Th... Read Full »