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Liver disease, medications or mental problem?

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I am chinese male 29 years old. I was jobless, angry at myself, people and god. I lost control and smashed things at home, including spirit things (chinese god).

later I was hospitalized, I have delusions but I know it is not true, I have no hallucinations, blood test shows that I have liver disease.
I am diagnosed as schizophrenia-is it a correct diagnoss?

after discharged with treatment risperidone 2mg, I experienced three times hallucinations. is it due to the side effect of the medicine, the liver disease or
the schizophrenia (I doubt it)?
The point is, I only experienced halluciantions after taking medicince, not before!?

So I did a biochemistry checkup for second time, it stills indicates liver disease.
is this a missdiagnoss?

What kind of liver disease I have?
fyi, I was a occasional drinker in year 2005

So what should it be my diagnossis:
1.liver disease?
2.Schizophrenia due to liver disease
3.Schizophrenia (pure mental problem)

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replied June 14th, 2010
Schizophrenia Answer A13132

It seems you are going through some tough times. But I hope you will recover soon.

There are specific criteria for diagnosing Schizophrenia. In addition to that, you also need to know what type of Schizophrenia is diagnosed. Delusions are commonly associated with schizophrenia. It would be interesting to know if you have auditory or visual hallucinations. While auditory hallucinations are commonly encountered in schizophrenia, visual hallucinations more often hint towards a medical condition leading to psychosis.

I am not in a position to comment upon your liver disease. Your physician should be able to diagnose it for you. Risperidone is not known to 'cause' hallucination. Please consult a Neurologist to rule out any other neurological cause for hallucination.

The amount of alcohol drinking would directly relate to the amount of liver damage. Alcohol leads to specific liver changes, which you should check with your physician.


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