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what drugs would you perscribe to me?

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okay here goes doc, i got schizophrenia for sure. delusions of thought insertion projection (occassional the grandure ones where i think i can be employed). and some minor auditory halucinations. i have had plenty of triggers and some environmental (illicit drugs) cause that could have "done it". but my question is - what drugs would you perscribe to me and what are the side effects? also if you are in practice, what type of positive effects have been reported by your paitients?


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replied April 28th, 2011
Schizophrenia Answer A22413
Hello.

First of all, you can consult a Psychiatrist in your area for a complete evaluation and diagnosis. Your description of symptoms here is not sufficient to categorize them into a particular diagnosis. If you are found to have psychosis, you may receive a prescription of anti-psychotics, with adjuvants. Some of the common side effects of anti-psychotics are hand tremors, excess salivation and tardive dyskinesia. These depend on the class of anti-psychotics. SOme of the newer anti-psychotics are known to raise blood glucose levels.

The positive effects are mostly about reduction of the delusions and hallucination, improvement of sleep, development of emotional insight and a productive lifestyle.

Hope this helps.

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD


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