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Psychosis is a serious mental health condition. It is when a person cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is not. Antipsychotic medications help manage symptoms of psychosis. They work by changing brain chemistry to help reduce symptoms like hallucinations, delusions and disordered thinking. There are two types of antipsychotic medication, typical and atypical. Both are commonly used and come in the form of tablets, liquid, or as injections. They can only be prescribed by your GP or mental health specialist.

Bác Sĩ Gia Đình của tôi sẽ làm gì vào lúc này?

Your GP will talk to you about your options. They will give you the medication which is best for you. Your GP may also talk to you about how long the medication will take to work and the side effects. Your GP will also talk to you about how these medications work with others you might be taking.

Your GP will want to see you again for a check-up within two weeks of your first visit to see how you are. They will ask you about any side effects and may change your treatment if it’s not working well for you.

Wha questions could I ask my doctor?

  • Can antipsychotics help my condition?
  • Are they safe for me to use?
  • Có bất kỳ tác dụng phụ nào không?

Tôi nên làm gì?

It can take a few weeks or months to notice a change in your symptoms. Monitor how you are feeling and try not to go a long time without taking your medication. Let your GP know if you have stopped taking your medication and started again. You should also make sure you take the right amount of medication each day. It is important to let your GP know if you have any questions or side effects.

Bác Sĩ Gia Đình của tôi sẽ làm gì sau đó?

Your GP will want to see you again regularly to make sure your medication is working. If your symptoms return or don’t fully go away, your GP will refer you to a mental health specialist.

 

 

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