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Schizophrenia diagnosis correct?

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Missdiagnossed?

I am a chinese. I was jobless, got angry with myself, people and god. I smashed things around my home. Smashed the chinese god related items. (year 2009)

I was then hospitalized.
I had delusions but I know it was not true. I did not have hallucinations. My blood test indicated that I have liver inflammation during I was hospitalized in a pchiatry unit. (subsequent in year 2009)

I was diagnosed with schezophrenia by the doctor. I frequent wake up in the middle of night in frighten with differnt kind of bad dreams. Do I have schezophrenia (is this a missdiagnoss)?

After dischagred, taking medicine, there are some symptoms of hallucinations, for three times; is it due to the schezophrenia or liver inflammation, or the side effect of medicine (risperidone 2mg)I am taking?

I dont understand, I smashed things( includes god things) and this make me a schezophrenia?


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replied June 14th, 2010
Schizophrenia Answer A13167

Hello.

It is important that you talk to your treating psychiatrist about the diagnosis of Schizophrenia. As we discussed in your earlier post, there are specific criteria for diagnosing Schizophrenia. Some of those criteria are delusions, hallucinations, the duration of symptoms, etc.

Liver inflammation, per se, does not lead to hallucinations. The liver disease should be of such an extent that it affects the nervous system, leading to either a delirious state or further problems.

The psychiatrists who treated you and diagnosed you in 2009 must have gathered enough symptom history and signs and symptoms to fulfil the criteria for Schizophrenia. Quite obviously, smashing things is not the only symptoms needed to diagnose.

Risperidone is most probably not related to the hallucination you experienced. Even though the timing of the hallucination may suggest so, Risperidone is not known to cause hallucination on its own.

Regards

(This post is for the purpose of providing medical information and is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with a doctor. This post is not intended to give or rule out a diagnosis, create a doctor-patient relationship or replace an existing one.)



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