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Schizophrenia

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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Will a patient with paranoid schizophrenia have delusion all through the day and night?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few doubts about schizophrenia. Will a patient with paranoid schizophrenia have delusion 24/7? Or they occur at a particular time or under situations like when they are alone doing nothing? If a schizophrenic patient is committing crimes will there be any pattern?  Read Full »


Dr. Meena. Parth Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Delusions are fixed firm unshakable beliefs that are not in keeping with a person's cultural, social and educational background. If a person is deluded about something he has it 24x7. But that does not mean that all of his functionality will be gone. Except for the domain...  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 »


Mehwish Mursaleen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 »


Mehwish Mursaleen

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 indications of a psychotic phenomenon called hallucinations. It is a kind of phenomenon in which a person sees unusual things such as ...  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 »


Sibananda Mishra

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 have been experiencing anxiety attacks. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from schizophrenia, treated for a heart attack, and underwent angioplasty. I experience anxiety attacks. Could an anxiety attack trigger a heart attack?Thanks.  Read Full »


Ananth Shanmugam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Anxiety attacks raise both your heart rate and blood pressure, which obviously puts more stress and demand on your already fragile heart. So, theoretically, the risk of a heart attack or ischemia of the heart is increased during an anxiety atta...  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 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Meena. Parth Singh

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. ...  Read Full »

Why is my mom so stubborn?

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 the medicine Serta 100, Donep, and Sulpitac.  Read Full »


Mehwish Mursaleen

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 is more likely to suggest disorganized behavior, which can be a part of psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. Thank you.   Read Full »

What is Clozapine used for?

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 attacks when he stays with a group of people. His key worker and psychiatrist are recommending to start using ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

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 antipsychoti...  Read Full »

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