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Not eating due to schizophrenia
Hello doctors, My mother is not eating much food as she has schizophrenia.she is taking doctor advised medicines properly but she is loosing health. Medicine she is taking are 1.Amisulpride 100 tab 2.olzapline 3.lopez Please advice any better medicines. Or what should i do?
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Hi , food intake is definitely most important as of now. In case, the symptoms of schizophrenia are interfering with food intake, first thing is to check with your psychiatrist whether to adjust the dosage of these medications. In case , you are not able to contact in person, go for online consult. If the food intake is very poor, check whether the tongue is dry, eyes are dry, in that case she should be dehydrated, ask her to take more liquids esp juice preferrably lemon
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✓ Her situation is serious, I would need to consult online on practo for detailed evaluation. I will be able to give full advice after analysing her treatment history in detail. Meanwhile go through caregivers guide to manage people with Schizophrenia. ************************************ HINDI - SCHIZOPHRENIA ************************************ Patient ki Dekhbhal karne wale ke liye jaruri Nirdesh. A) Schizophrenia mein kam se kam 2 saal dawa chalu rakhni chahiye. Nahi to bimari jad se nahi jaayegi. Baar Baar aayegi. B) Shuru ke 6 mahine patient ko doctor ko har 15-20 din mein dikhayein. Isse mareej mein aaye sudhar aur Medicine se aane wale side effect dono ki charcha ho pati hai aur upchaar mein jaruri badlaav kiye jaa sakte hain. C) Sayyam rakhein, dawa ka poora fayda aane mein 2-6 mahine lag sakte hain. Dheere Dheere kar ke sabhi taklifon mein fayda aa jata hai. Fayda 2-3 mahine nahi aane par upchaar ke doosre tareeke bhi sath mein prayog mein laye ja sakte hain jaise - dawa mein badlav, counselling ya bat-chit wala upchaar, Psychological Rehabilitation wala upchar. D) Mareej ko bimar samajhkar vyavahar karein. Jyada gussa karne ya unse ladne se unki taklif kam nahi hogi. Rogi ke saath aap bhi sayyam rakhein aur shant vyavahar karein. ********************************** ENGLISH - SCHIZOPHRENIA ********************************** Important instructions for care-giver of the patient. A) In Schizophrenia you need to continue medicines for at least 2 years. If not done properly disease may worsen and will cause problems again and again. B) During initial 6 months Doctor should be consulted every 15-20 days. By doing this we can discuss benefit of Medicines and side effects if any. Based on this discussion changes can be made to your treatment course. C) As medicine's complete action is mostly delayed by 2-6 months, have patience. But slowly and slowly most symptoms and most Patients improve. If medicines alone does not get the patient better other options can be added to the treatment. Like, changing to newer medicines, adding counselling and Psychotherapy to treatment, Psychological Rehabilitation etc. D) Behave with the person as a patient. Understand that he/she is a patient and not doing it willfully. Getting more angry with the patient or fighting with them will not decrease his symptoms. Be patient with them and behave in a loving and peaceful manner. Watch this video to know more about Schizophrenia. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=352164155197488&id=248570438890194 Warm Regards, DR RAHUL KANSAL MBBS (AIIMS, New Delhi) MD (University of California Los Angeles UCLA - USA) Neuro-psychiatrist Sexologist & De-addiction Expert & Holistic Physician. HOSPITAL ADDRESS - KANSAL HOSPITAL 120/238, Sector 12, Aggarwal Farm,  Mansarovar,  Jaipur - 302020
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There are options to improve her appetite. Consult your psychiatrist or take an opinion with another psychiatrist.
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