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?
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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