I have been taking psychiatric medications for 10 years. i was first diagnosed with psychotic episode in canada. after i came to india i was diagnosed schizotypal,schizoaffective, schizotypal with bipolar nos,bpad, schizotypal? bipolar?, may have drug free remission, genius, highly intelligent. I am afraid psychiatrists have ruined a perfectly good person. I was locked up in SH Hospital, Paynkulam for a month in 2010. After this forced treatment, i dont deny (nor have i denied earlier) that i am a "psychiatric patient". They "broke" my brain in SH Hospital. I will never be "right in the head" now. 99% sure of that. while before my hope of recovery was 90%, now its 1% after SH. I was not allowed to sleep for 30 days in SH Hospital. Today my prolactin level is 79. i have cholesterol. i am 122 kg(down from 127 two months back). i am taking 75mg amisulpride and 1.25 mg aripiprazole since 2 weeks now.my question is can you fix me. there are a LOT of other problems.
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You are a 29 year old male, living in Kerala, weighing 122kg, on psychiatric medication for past 10years. You were diagnosed with a psychotic episode in Canada 10years ago that required admission in hospital. Schizophrenia is like diabetes. Initially in diabetes the blood glucose levels shoot up to 300-400. They are then brought back within normal range by injections or tablets. Then Diabetes is controlled with medicines or insulin injections. It is the same with your condition like schizophrenia. Since your illness is for the past 10 years, it can be controlled with appropriate treatment but it is a slow balancing process. There is no shortcut fix to the treatment process. It is difficult to accept but that is as far as medical field goes as of today. Like some cancers where there is cure nowadays, probably within next few years we will get a cure for the illness in near future.
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