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Hi, I am taking antipsychotic for last 5 years. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I stopped medications for 3 months but again I am getting episode of it. Doctor again prescribed me same. Do I need to take medicine for lifetime?
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You may need to take medicines for long time if it is confrmed that you indeed have schizophrenia. But it might be something else like depression with psychotic symptoms. A psychiatrist would need to know detailed history and symptoms. What exactly are your symptoms when you say 'i have episode again' ?
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Make sure to give detailed history and symptoms to your treating psychiatrist so that he can make proper diagnosis.
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might consider second opinion to make sure about diagnosis.
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Consult your treating Psychiatrist, you may need to continue medicine for long periods
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It depends on response and while decreasing Medication,if symptoms are occurring, better to use for quite long period of time.
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Continue as your Psychiatrist recommend.
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