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Behaviour - abnormal

Q: Patient is a 27 years old male, from Middle Class Socio-Economic Status reported with abnormal behaviour in the form of withdrawn, socialisation, talking to self, laughing to self, referential ideas, poor personal hygiene since 4 years, suspicious nature etc. Finding by Doctors is Paranoid Schizophrenia. Treatment : Tab. Respiridone and Tab. Pacitane.

A:It appears from the symptoms, diagnosis made by your doctor of paranoid schizophrenia and treatment with Risperidone - to be the right line of management. Yes there are long acting medicines, like phenothiazines available in injectable forms whose action lasts for 2-3 weeks in case the patient is non compliant. Most of the patients can lead a normal life. Medicines along with psychotherapy form the best line of treatment.

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