Management Of Schizophrenics Who Have Dropped Out Of Treatment?
Hello doctor, I have a family who has schizophrenia, it’s been more than 4 months of not taking his medication, because hospital procedures require patients to come, whereas he does not want to come and if forced to hurt himself. According to the doctor do we have to force the patient? Because medicines cannot be broken up. Because we don’t have any other options, because we don’t know what medicine to give? Please help, thank you
Hello Rose, thanks for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Schizophrenia disorder is a mental disorder that is chronic or years and makes sufferers experience hallucinations, delusions or delusions (beliefs that are not in accordance with reality), impaired thinking and behavior that can interfere with productivity,
social life and the ability to carry out daily activities.
It would be better if your brother immediately consulted with your doctor or psychiatrist to continue the existing treatment. Because actually schizophrenics can indeed be controlled and more helped with medication. If indeed the patient cannot be forced to come, you should be able to consult and try to explain the problem to the hospital, or if indeed the patient has already taken medication or has routine medication then you can try to ask for a photocopy of the prescription and redeem the medication. the drugs in the pharmacy. If later your brother can be more cooperative and can be invited to the hospital then try again to be invited to meet with a doctor.
Hopefully this information can be useful for you.