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What might a doctor prescribe to treat delusions from paranoid schizophrenia?

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Your doctor may prescribe an antipsychotic drug to make the delusions go away. It could be pills, a liquid, or shots. It can take a few weeks for these drugs to work fully, but you could start to feel a little calmer quickly. You might need to try more than one to find a medication or combination that's right for you.

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "What Is Schizophrenia?"

King's College Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience: "Paranoia."

Coid, J. , May 2013. JAMA Psychiatry

Freeman, D. , July 2015. Schizophrenia Bulletin

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Psychosis."

Medscape: "Schizophrenia Treatment & Management."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on October 21, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "What Is Schizophrenia?"

King's College Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience: "Paranoia."

Coid, J. , May 2013. JAMA Psychiatry

Freeman, D. , July 2015. Schizophrenia Bulletin

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Psychosis."

Medscape: "Schizophrenia Treatment & Management."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on October 21, 2019

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