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Do schizophrenic remain idler for whole life? Or can they be employed, if they continue their medicine? 2.is there any such govt./ pvt. Organisation,where a schizophrenic can continue his treatment along with some employment simultaneously?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 94% (39172 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Do schizophrenic remain idler for whole life? Or can they be employed, if they continue their medicine?
2.is there an...
The schizophrenic does not remain idler for whole life and can they be employed if they continue their medicine.
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My son has taken tab. Dayo-od 500 mg. Tab. Arzu 15 mg. And tab. Lorex 2 mg. For one month in consultation with a psychiatrist. But at present the doctor is not available. The medicines have shown good result. Can it be continued for two months more? Kindly advice.

MD - Physiology, DNB psychiatry, Certified positive psychologist
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Yes, you can continue under the supervision of a psychiatrist to monitor the effects, side effects and also to start psychotherapy (counseling for your son, family, cbt, coping skills, relaxation techniques) if its not yet started, combination of medication and psychotherapy work better.
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Hi my son is taking sulpitac 100 mg daily, now he is little better how do v stop the medication.

Dr. Saurabh Kumar Baliyan 90% (23 ratings)
MBBS, MD- Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Meerut
Hi my son is taking sulpitac 100 mg daily, now he is little better how do v stop the medication.
It depends on for what kind of illness your son is taking medication. Consult psychiatrist he will advice you for that. Min 6 month treatment is always required.
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My mental illness has taken a leap from bipolar mood disorder to the onset of schizophrenia. I am good at meditation to the extent that if emraan hasmi s song is going on in full volume also and if I am doing some sitting work like filling buckets filled with water onto an empty drum I can chant hanuman college and vishnu sahasranamam with eyes open. All thanks to the good that my senior citizen mother has taught me and her lovely friends who are like my own mothers coz depression for me started at the age of 20 when I lost my dad to throat cancer and now my younger brother is more than my daddy for me and my life partner is very understanding. Please tell me more ways to increase my positive vibes.

Dr. K V Anand 96% (32485 ratings)
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. I can understand. Please don't be panic but be serious about the symptoms. Consult your psychiatrist for physical investigation. Please provide more information so that we can start the diagnosis process and the treatment. I am here to help you in every aspect of your mental and physical health. Any sexual or psychological problems can be cured with the help of various methods and therapies. I suggest you to post your query with every detail here. I will help you in overcoming your problems certainly. Take care.
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Schizophrenia - How To Tackle It?

Dr. Manish Borasi 90% (123 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bhopal
Schizophrenia - How To Tackle It?

Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental and emotional condition that is characterised by a heavily distorted thought process as well as hallucinations and even extreme fear that borders on paranoia. Let us find out more about this debilitating disease:

- Causes:

Genetics

Genetic factors play an important role in the development of schizophrenia.

Environment

Possible environmental factors include obstetric complications, the mother's exposure to influenza during pregnancy or starvation. It has also been suggested that stress, trauma even migration can lead to the emergence of schizophrenia. 

Neurodevelopmental Factors

Schizophrenia appears to be a neurodevelopmental disorder. That is the changes that cause the illness have been occurring from the earliest stages of development even in utero and may continue to influence the development of the brain over the first 25 years of life. 

- Symptoms

This disease has a variety of symptoms include cognitive and emotional ones that can vary in the degree and severity. One of the most common symptoms includes hallucinations and delusions where the patient may end up imagining things that do not really exist. The patient may also be gripped by sudden and crippling fear like paranoia, which can be debilitating as far as everyday functioning of the person goes. The symptoms can also interfere with the way a person deals with situations and life skills on a cognitive basis. Withdrawal and hopelessness are also a part of this disease.

- Types

Schizophrenic disorder spectrum recognises a group of symptoms which can turn into full-fledged ailments. The various kinds of schizophrenia under this wide umbrella include catatonic, disorganised, paranoid, residual and undifferentiated. Paranoid schizophrenia is when a person has unreasonable fears and doubts regarding people and situations around him or her. Usually, doctors refer to this state as schizophrenia with paranoia. Patients of disorganised schizophrenia may not have delusions and hallucinations but may display instances of incoherent speech and thinking. Further, when a patient is suffering from catatonic schizophrenia, the main symptoms include a negative emotional stance. This patient will end up withdrawing as far as socialising and family go, and they may also turn mute. Residual schizophrenia refers to a state where the patient has lost all interest and motivation in life, yet does not suffer from delusions and hallucinations. Finally, schizophrenic disorder is characterised by all the major symptoms of this disorder along with a severe mood disorder.

- Treatment

The earliest signs and symptoms must be referred to a psychiatrist. The treatment involves the management of the case of an individual basis along with psychological rehabilitation programs and the inclusion of the patient in self-help groups. Housing and employment programs must also be availed so as to keep the patient busy. Also, behaviour therapy will be required in such cases. The mode of counselling should usually be on a one on one basis, although many doctors also suggest that group therapy can help in showing examples of progress so as to encourage the patient to change and get a new lease of life.

Also, family therapy is considered a must for the near and dear ones of such patients to cope with it.

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Got prescription for ezotol-m. Can you please tell what it's for and side effects. Cannot find anything in web regarding same.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 94% (39172 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Got prescription for ezotol-m. Can you please tell what it's for and side effects. Cannot find anything in web regard...
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I am taking amazeo od 400 mg and bupron xl 300 mg since 2.5 years. How much time long more medication will go on. As I am fed up with eating medicine? Please suggest me.

Dr. Souvik Chakraborty 90% (55 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
The duration of treatment depends on the condition you are suffering from. If it is a mood disorder then treatment can be discontinued after a year or so. But if it is some psychotic disorder, then long term treatment is warranted. Kindly check up with a psychiatrist for asessment and drug discontinuation advice if possible.
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Hi Sir, I'm taking clozapine 600 mg and aripiprazole 15 mg. But I have some up-down phase of episodes. Sometimes my brain chemical changes, and I will disturbed with remembering, understanding and thinking. So how much time taken good to control?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 94% (39172 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
You are on antidepressants and need to take them as long as you feel uneasiness and need to consult your doctor as and when he asks you to.
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How Effective Is Rehabilitation Psychology In Managing Schizophrenia?

Dr. T Santhanam 86% (10 ratings)
PHD Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
How Effective Is Rehabilitation Psychology In Managing Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic mental disorder that affects an individual’s ability to think and make decisions, as well as relationships and emotions. The illness is characterized by experiences or unrealistic thoughts, disorganized behaviour and speech, reduced participation in routine activities. A person diagnosed with schizophrenia also experiences difficulty concentrating and memorizing things.

Schizophrenia does not have a definite cure. However, psychological rehabilitation can help the patient manage the symptoms of the illness, and improve the quality of life. This is where psychosocial therapy steps in.

Rehabilitation Psychology for Schizophrenia

Rehabilitation Psychology is a speciality of Psychology that utilizes psychological skills, knowledge, and theories to evaluate and treat people diagnosed with disabilities and chronic health issues in order to maximize functional ability, independence, social participation, and overall health.

A rehabilitation psychologist individualizes services to address different patients with varying health conditions. In order to meet this goal, the discipline adopts a holistic approach and considers individuals within a broad social context.

Different Treatment Approaches

Rehabilitation psychology follows these techniques to address mental disorder like schizophrenia in people –

  • Individual Psychotherapy – a psychologist/therapist teaches the patient how to deal with their behaviours and thoughts. Patients learn more about the ailment and its effects – and how to distinguish between what is real and what is not. The therapy may also help them manage day-to-day life.

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – CBT can help the patient change the way they think or behave. A psychologist can show them how to deal with hallucinations and voices. After a couple of CBT sessions, you may be able to identify what triggers psychotic episodes – delusions and hallucinations – and prevent or reduce them.

  • Cognitive Enhancement Therapy – CET teaches individual ways to recognize triggers, social cues better, and improve memory and attention, and the ability to organize thoughts. The therapy combines group sessions and computer-based brain training.

  • Social Skills Training aimed towards improving social interactions and communication
  • Rehabilitation procedures such as problem-solving support and job counselling

Even if the above techniques are able to improve the condition, a schizophrenic person will likely need to continue with special care and education on how to become part of the community. 


 

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