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My brother is 19 years old, had breakup, going to appear for 12th board and need this year. Doc said he is suffering from psychosis, we consulted psychiatrist, we are giving him medicine zisper ls, arip mt 10 mg from almost 1 month some days he is remain ok-ok but some days he behave very abnormally. His gf again started talking for 1-2 days and then blocked him telling she has other bf, he was a very bright student but now he is struggling to pass. Again he has started fearing, and feels everyone wants to harm him, has started hating me, he just keep on saying i'll complete my chapters but he's not able to study even if he's trying. His marks in test has deteriorated from 660 to 190. He even don't know what has happened to him. We give medicine in food. Should we tell him what has happened to him because is not ready to go to doc. Is the medicine right or should we go and see somewhere else? Please help me.

Mr.Saul Pereira 94% (49668ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
My brother is 19 years old, had breakup, going to appear for 12th board and need this year. Doc said he is suffering ...
Yes, he needs to know what his problem is. The medication seems to be suitable but it needs to work in the long run. If it is not having a desirable effect, then either consult the same doctor or go to another to review the medication or dosage. He has a serious condition and must accompany medication with psychotherapy. This will take a long time and expect many relapses if he does not cooperate. for cooperation, he must know what his problem is and his involvement in his recovery is very important. He may have to skip this exam this time until he recovers to some extent. It does not help to have a GF who is often breaking up with him. It is better to stop that girl from contacting him until he recovers. He sounds like he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and needs immediate help. He will be intelligent no doubt but that could become a cause too. You may have discovered the schizophrenia only now but it is likely he had had some symptoms earlier but it was not diagnosed and he may not have presented major symptoms, either. Because it is a psychotic condition he needs to be made to relate to reality often by confronting the distortion both internally and in his environment. He may be given to delusions, hallucinations, and disordered thinking and speech. He may be emotionally unresponsive, suffering from social withdrawal, extreme apathy, and lack of initiative and drive. If he is allowed to go internal he can strongly relate to his distortions and in fact, believe them to be true. His cooperation with rehabilitation and medical intervention is often not as desirable as it should be, usually. In which case, someone has to monitor him constantly and enforce some compliance. He must be kept functional to get him to be aware of his surroundings and build a steady and trusting relationship with at least one member of the family/community. He will be difficult to handle, and he himself will not find it easy to comply with therapeutic expectations. With someone strong and firm he could be made to follow a tight schedule and do many activities and exercises to prevent him from succumbing to this illness. Because he is young, the prognosis is very good. But you need to do something effective with the help of a therapist and he can get back to a healthy state. Please do not delay.
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My mother is taking medicines for psychosis. I had also taken homeopathic medicines for psychosis like symptoms for 6 months. My mother and I had taken herbalife products. I have read on internet that herbalife products have ephedra which causes psychosis. My mother is also taking medicines for schizophrenia and her condition seems serious. Is it because of herbalife products. Is there any way for my mother to recover completely. Please help. I have asked this question here again because the last time when I asked this question I may not have been clear.

Dr.Saranya Devanathan 93% (3561ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My mother is taking medicines for psychosis. I had also taken homeopathic medicines for psychosis like symptoms for 6...
Dear lybrate-user, since how long your mother is suffering from schizophrenia? Was it well controlled with allopathic medicines before taking herbalife? Did the symptoms of schizophrenia became serious after herbalife? Both of you are taking herbalife as treatment for psychosis or for weight reduction? Question yourself and with the answers, get back to allopathic medicine psychiatrist for treatment of schizophrenia. Along with uninterrupted long term antipsychotic treatment, with lifestyle changes for its long term side effects, you mother can have quality of life.
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How to treat cabergoline induced psychosis a women 44 years taking cabergoline since 3 week once in a week also she have past history of psychiatric disorder but was normal since 8 month not taking any medication pls help.

Dr.Prof. Jagadeesan M.S. 97% (13006ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
How to treat cabergoline induced psychosis a women 44 years taking cabergoline since 3 week once in a week also she h...
It may not be carbegoline induced. Psychosis can relapse after few months, if medications are stopped. She needs to be treated again with antipsychotics and if carbegoline is essential, continued along with it. Good luck
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Hello, my sister is suffering from psychosis and little aggressive and the psychiatrist has prescribed oliza 5 mg for few weeks. Problem is we can't give her the medicine directly as she will surely refuse it. Is it ok to crush the tablet and mix with food? Will this affect the working of the medicine? Also, after how many days/week can I expect to see her manic symptom go away? Thanks.

Ms.Rachna Mishra 91% (542ratings)
M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Noida
Hello, my sister is suffering from psychosis and little aggressive and the psychiatrist has prescribed oliza 5 mg for...
Rage is contagious. When you have a temper, it may be difficult to admit there's a problem. You find yourself going from zero to 100. You were calm, and then your partner (or someone else) said something that triggered you. You snap, say something incredibly hurtful, and feel guilty. Before we know it, we go from being the adult in charge to the child having an emotional meltdown. I used to have the same issues. I was always an aggressive child. I was considered a very hot-headed person. I used to get angry at very small things and I used to lose control and use to hurt people in a way or other, sometimes I used to hurt myself too like I used to punch a wall and once I punched it soo hard that I fractured my own hand. Aggression used to eat me up from inside out. Anger is one of the most divisive and destructive forces on the planet and I knew that and I really wanted to change myself. Anger is an emotion and you can’t escape from it but how you handle is what it matters. I finally decided to control my aggression, I tried a lot of courses, read books on aggression management. There are extensive anger management resources for mental health and aggression management techniques are a dime a dozen. But those have generally proven to be quite ineffective for me. I searched on the internet about how can I control my aggression and I read many articles and watched many videos but nothing seemed convincing to me except one article that was posted by teal swan. That article talked about why do I get angry and gave me some tips to make my anger productive or how can I control it. The article made me feel good about myself. Whenever I used to get angry I used to ask myself one question- ‘what about that hurt me so bad?’. I started following her suggestions and I could see a change within myself. I could feel better. I constantly focused on things that would help me lower down my aggression. I do get angry, you cannot escape from emotion but I do know now how to handle my emotion of aggression, how to manage my aggression. After knowing the mantra to handle my anger everything seems beautiful.
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Hi, 60+ year old woman is suffering from auditory hallucinations since march. She has been taking 'olimelt 10 mg' for 3 months now (along with zapiz 0.25 mg-1 month, ativan 1 mg-last 2 months) as per psychiatric doctor suggestion (psychosis). Liver test, blood test have been taken, its normal. Earlier she used to hear in the day time also, but nowadays only at night time she is hearing that too when she is about to sleep or early morning/if she wakes up at mid-night. Some of the other symptoms are, - suddenly crying at times (politely) - lack of concentration/focus - not speaking with anyone freely. Just 2/3 words, thats it - mild forgetfulness (small things like at times forget to switch off gas stove.) - mood swing like sometimes feel low/depressed -> can judge by looking at her face need experts advise on the below please. - all of the above are symptoms of psychosis? Any other medical test recommended for further analysis as per your experience? - can she take both psychiatric tablet and ayurveda/homeo medicines (saraswatharistam, manasamithira vadagam) together, bec. She wanted to reduce allopathy tablet intake for long run? - any other suggestion for faster recovery (like food habits, yoga, meditation, oil bath. Etc) any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Dr.Aishwariya George 90% (23ratings)
Psychiatrist, Kozhikode
Hi,
60+ year old woman is suffering from auditory hallucinations since march. She has been taking 'olimelt 10 mg' for...
Dear madam, it looks like the psychosis (hallucinations) are responding to aliment, but some of the symptoms you mentioned are suggestive of depressive disorder. I would suggest that you bring them to the notice o the treating psychiatrist. Psychosis can occur as part of a major depressive episode too and sometimes, it takes a few visits to get a clear picture. If she has no health issues like diabetes, hypertension, then no other tests would be required to evaluate the mental condition. I would advise not to take allopathy and ayurvedic medicines together. Since there is some improvement with olimelt, it is better to continue under the guidance of your psychiatrist till the condition fully resolves.
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My 79 year old father has severe hallucinations and fear psychosis .he believes in imaginary things and is not ready to listen to anyone. Gets so angry and shouts on everyone.

Dr.Abhinav Joshi 92% (48ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH), Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry, (DCP), Member of College of Psychiatrists,Ireland, (MCPsychI), Master of Psychiatry (M.Psych)
Psychiatrist, Dehradun
My 79 year old father has severe hallucinations and fear psychosis .he believes in imaginary things and is not ready ...
Given your father's current age, there are various possibilities, but most likely it is a physical condition rather than purely psychiatric. I would advice you to consult a psychiatrist dealing with geriatric/old patients, which I happen to be one. For further discussions and advice, do message me here on Lybrate.
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Hi, one of my close friend's mom is suffering from auditory hallucinations for the more than a week. Most of her talks/hearings are somewhat related to past conflict. Monday they met homeopathy/ayurveda and they suggested for ayurveda tablets/syrup (saraswatharistam and manasamithira vadagam). She was taking ayurveda tablets for 2 days. Since its getting worst and her health would not allow her to wait for few more days to see the response for homeopathy/ayurveda tablets, wednesday night they met psychiatric in chennai. Doctor suggested (psychosis) for a tablet 'olimelt 5 mg' at night (8-8: 30 pm) for 20 days. If she is not getting sleep still, then they suggested to take 'zolfresh 5 mg' at around 11: 30 pm. 1st day (wed night): took olimelt 5 mg around 10 pm, slept around 1 am and woke up around 8 am. 2nd day (thurs night): thursday day time slept for 30 mins. Took olimelt around 8: 45 pm, did not get sleep till 10: 10, started blaberring/crying after that. So gave zolfresh 5 mg, then slept from 12 am-8 am. 3rd dy (friday night-yesterday): friday day time didn't sleep, took her outside. Took olimelt around 8 pm, had meditation for 45 mins, slept around 10: 15 pm. Woke up by 12 am, and blaberring for an hour. So gave zolfresh 5 mg by 1 am, then slept from 2 am till 8: 30 am. Would like to request experts opinion on the below. - can she take both psychiatric tablet and ayurveda medicines together? Would it help for faster recovery? - any other suggestion for faster recovery (like food habits, yoga, meditation, oil bath. Etc)? - in google, its mentioned that "zolfresh 5 mg" has a side effect of hallucinations. Understand this tablet is for deep sleep, but have a fear about this side effect bec. Our main problem is itself hallucinations only - we are trying our level best to divert her, but sometimes it works, most of the times don't. What to do for that - based on above day by day things, are we in a positive direction or we need to speed up the treatment by getting second opinion? How long her body/brain will take to respond for these tablets? When can we expect the slight positive change on this health issue? - there are other suggestions like consulting neurologist, siddha (parallel treatment), acupuncture. Do you recommend any of those at this point of time or wait for sometime to see the response for current medicines? - which treatment would be the best one for this kind of health issue? Any prompt response would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Dr.R.N.Chaturvedi 88% (1948ratings)
PhD - Psychology
Psychologist, Patna
Hi,
one of my close friend's mom is suffering from auditory hallucinations for the more than a week.
Most of her talk...
Any type of hallucinations can be removed by psychological counseling and psychological autosuggestion therapy through the online process for three weeks without any medication you can contact me for this on Lybrate website thank you.
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Thank you doctor jagadeesan for your valuable reply regarding my father's auditory hallucinations & delusion but as my father was started on zaporil 45 days back, right now he is taking zaporil 50 mg, vertin 8 mg, oleanz rt 15 mg, pacitane 2 mg 3 tablets per day so my query is, what are the side effects it causes & whether these 3 tablets are necessary for him because my father is feeling very tired & is having body pain also & dry mouth.& also please tell me why he is having these hallucinations, delusion, because already he is having dystonia problem (neck pulling backwards and tremors & stiffness in right hand) from 2 yrs.

Dr.Sartaj Deepak 91% (229ratings)
M.B.B.S, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Thank you doctor jagadeesan for your valuable reply regarding my father's auditory hallucinations & delusion but as m...
Hi lybrate-user, dystonia is a psychiatric emergency, please consult a nearby psychiatrist in-person or visit any medical emergency. The psychiatrist will also be able to explain you the causation and mechanism of hallucination and delusion along with potential side effects of the medicines. Whether he needs 1/2/3 medicines will be best decided by examining the patient, going through the previous medical records and past response to medications. Thanks & regards.
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