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I used to saw people, listen voices and got very angry, left my job for 5 years. But then I started relaxing and all such things disappeared. My consulted a doctor for stomach problem, he advised my to consult a psychiatrist. Psychiatrist prescribed my donresp for 4 months, pinyin for one month, aripip for one month. Another psychiatrist says I have to take medicines for five years. Now donresp will be 4 mg in morning and 2 tablets of 4 mg in night. Previously it was 4 mg in morning and 4 mg in night. I consulted 3rd psychiatrist. He said as now you don't see things and there are no symptoms therefore you take aripip 10 mg as prescribed a day. What's the matter. I am feeling fine. Should I take medication? What can be other matters which are necessary to live in a society?


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replied November 29th, 2016
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

This is a very difficult question to answer on net as this will require detailed psychiatric examination. However, since all the 3 psychiatrist you saw felt the need to prescribe medications, it is quite clear that you need some medication to help prevent relapse, or maybe there are some lingering symptoms that need to be controlled. You can also try psychotherapy along with medications. It may be helpful to discuss these points with the psychiatrist you trust the most. Hope this helps. Take care!


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