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Re: disorganized schizophrenia rjlockhart04-08

Posted by Novelagent on May 31, 2012, at 12:11:44

In reply to disorganized schizophrenia, posted by rjlockhart04-08 on May 29, 2012, at 19:04:06


If your doc knew what he was doing, you'd be on clozapine.

It requires more frequent monitoring and regular blood tests, but it is known to work very well for treatment-refractory psychosis. I don't know if this means it will lead to more organized thoughts, but you can try doing a search on Medline with the terms clozapine + disorganized and print out some good study abstracts you find.

Good luck. Most docs don't know how to treat refractory cases, and assume it's not something within their control, and basically patients become victims of their low expectations. If you were to try clozapine injection (and dear God, you don't go about taking oral antipsychotics with a refractory case) you'd be all set. I think, unless disorganized thoughts can persist even with clozapine, but my guess is that's rare.

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> I .. went to a psychologist and got tested a couple months ago...it was for a program called DARS [Deparment of rehabilitation service] and I came accross a doctor she was nice, but In the report she throughly explained my thought and conversation patterns where disorginzied and said I shook my leg and also wrote down my sprital beliefs, spirits communicating with me. She wrote I was overweight and had some motor skill retardation, and wrote that I needed to get on disablity, and that employment would cause more problems to arise. I'm not going to accept this, but I do agree that what its called disorganized schizophenia is vary difficult to treat because mental thoughts are grossly disorganized and don't make sense, another term for this in my terms is a serious idiot, and psychology just makes it another word it. Mental Difficiancy is the term for both DS and an idiot. I am in nightmare living with this condition because I can't even socialize correctly with addicts, i jump to diffrent subjects because I lose where I am in the conversation, vary scattered. And will live with the pain of impending humilation.
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> Please someone could you research this...and see what are the best effective methods for treating this?
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> rj


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