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Cure for schizophrenia

Actually my mom is suffering from schizophrenia from past 3 to 4 years at first we didn't notice this problem later on we observed that she will talk some thing to herself and don't socialise and wants to be lonely she will be saying someone her friends are talking to her she well be in delusions and hallucinations. We took her to psychiatrist in 2013 then doctor gave medication slight improvement was there but complete cure is not seen. We are suffering a lot with her sometimes she won't cook properly she will add more salt or no salt at all in curries she will be in confusion always. She will say I am having supernatural powers and I can speak with gods etc. At present we are using tablets named REFRACT , AMISANT, p Pacitane Plz suggest permanent cure for my mom please
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hi, i understand how difficult it must be for you and your family to adjust to this thing. she needs to be on continuous medicines, make sure she takes medicines regularly, because schizophrenic patients have a tendency to not take medicines. ask your psychiatrist to suggest a psychologist and also start therapy. take care.
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Please understand that very few disorders are curable; most of them are treatable and manageable. Let me give you the example of Diabetes, Asthma, and Hypertension. None of these disorders are really curable. But they can be managed and the patient can lead a normal or near normal life. So it is with Schizophrenia. I understand that it is very distressing to manage with such a patient when symptoms are not fully under control. But please do not get disheatened. Modern psychiatry has many newer drugs in its armamentarium. It is only the question of a particular drug suiting the patient's symptoms and needs. This requires a bit of trial and error, and it may take some time for the psychiatrist to be able to hit on the right drug/combination of drugs/ and the dosage. Once this is achieved, then your mother would be more comfortable, and you too. Hence the importance of regular meetings with the psychiatrist. Your regular feedback of her symptoms and behaviour would help the psychiatrist decide on the right combination of drugs, and the dosage. Have hope, there are many Schizophrenia patients who are doing reasonabley well with their job responsibilities and their family life. I'm sure with a little more effort and commitment on your(family) side, your mother too will do well. I wish you all the very best.
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