Is there treatment for schizophrenia?
and is there more than one type of schizophrenia? would someone be willing to define the main type[s] of schizophrenia for me? sorry this was more than one question..
Top treatments for schizophrenia?
You should google Schizophrenia you will find many more answers than you will here. The most important treatment for Schizophrenia is an anti-psychotic medication in almost all cases this will stop the symptoms.
I am from Pune. Here a psychometric testing has diagnosed me with schizophrenia and thought disorder and accordinly a psychiatrist has given me medicines. But before taking medicines a want to take a second opinion. Can anybody refer me the best hospitals in India from where I can get the second opinion. It is very important as I do not want to take the wrong medicines.
Treatment for Schizophrenia?
Upon self-diagnosis I found out a couple of days ago that I am Schizophrenic. I seriously must have matched around 20 signs and symptoms from the site that I found, and it gave me answers to things that I never understood such as Depersonalization disorder. (I've had it half of my life but didn't know there was an actual diagnosis for it.) The only treatments that I have been able to find for it are prescription drugs. I am unwilling to take them because of the severe weight gain that they cause. So does anyone have any other suggestions, be it natural treatments, certain types of therapy, anything that may help?
What is the treatment for catatonic schizophrenia?
For catatonic schitzophrenia, the earlier the treatment is offered, the better the chances of remission are. The longer treatment is put off, the lower the chances of recovery.Medication. A combination of benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants, lithium carbonate, beuroleptics and others may be used. Antipsychotics, however, can cause Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and so the patient needs to be monitored for symptoms of fever, muscle rigidity, and autonomic instability. If the patient recovers from catatonia, the medications used are weaned off one by one; if symptoms reappear, the medications are typically reinstated.Electroconvulsive Treatment. Brief seizures are induced via electric shock in order to evoke changes in brain chemistry. This is typically used in patients who do not show improvement after 5 days on medication or are suffering from NMS. ECT is effective in most people with catatonia, including those who are catatonic due to mood disorders, Autism, or developmental disorders. There is a noticeable beneficial effect of ECT in patients with Schizophrenic catatonia.ECT is currently incredibly safe, but suffers from stigma due to media portrayal of early treatments where patients were subjected to a large amount of electricity without anesthesia, suffering memory loss, fractured bones, and other serious side effects.Because of the risk of complications in patients with catatonia (aspiration pneumonia /pneumonitis, pulmonary embolus, dehydration and malnutrition, complications from feeding or NG tube, urinary tract infection, rhabdomyolysis, and others) catatonic patients are usually moved the ICU on a permanent basis.Catatonia is often periodic. A person who has had once instance of catatonia is at risk for future recurrences.
What is the difference between the treatment of schizophrenia in 1960-1970 and today?
The treatment with schizophrenia as with all mental illnesses has changed drastically over the years. They have more medications to treat mental illnesses today and quite effectively I might add. The problem is getting on the right mix of meds for U because everyone is different and you need to trial and error to get just the right mix. There are a plethora of medications today that were not available back in the 1960s. Mental illness is a chemical imbalance in the brain and while it is not cureable, it is treatable. Hope I answered your question.