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? asked in HealthMental Health · 2 months ago

Does therapy actually work schizophrenia?

I’m 21 and have just been diagnosed of schizoaffective disorder, but I’ve been taking antipsychotics and antidepressants since I was 14 for bipolar. I’m on 5 different medications. I’ve been battling psychosis for years now and I’ve tried several medications and almost all of them didn’t work or had terrible side effects. I’ve been on latuda for over a month now and it’s doing very little and have now just started abilify the past 2 days. I’ve relied on meds my whole life for mental illnesses. I’m at a point where I’m completely broken by mental illness I’ve tried every strategy and it always ends up coming back. A doctor recommended therapy and said it not always about medications. I’m willing to try anything now. So does therapy work has anyone tried it and does it work for people with psychosis 

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  • Rita
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Currently, there is no cure for schizophrenia, but the illness can be successfully treated and managed — both via medication and supplemented with therapy. The key is to have a strong support system in place and get the right treatment for your needs.

  • 2 months ago

    I also suffered from serious depression, for many years. I have and still take regular electric shock treatments. You may want to look into that. Medicines sometimes aren't enough.

     BUt continue exercising. And eating well.

    Source(s): Statically only about 1/3 of mental illness and drug addicts are cured. Most ja e remissions all their lives.
  • 2 months ago

    I have gone to many therapists over the years. Some I liked others I didn't. It took me a long time to find one that was the perfect fit for me. (it's kind of like trying out different medicines. Not with the bad side effects though <3 

    I have found that therapy can be extremely helpful. Someone listens to me cares and understands me. Eventually a therapist will give you the "tools" to help you succeed in life.

    Good Luck   Your not alone  

    I also take Amilify for PTSD anxiety and depression

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia are two distinctly separate illnesses.  

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    2 months ago

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  • 2 months ago

    The point is that schizoaffective disorder is not schizophrenia. It's a bipolar condition in which the patient is capable of becoming psychotic. If a person is delusional, I doubt that therapy will make a lot of difference. The thing is to keep the patient stable and not become delusional. Therapy helps, also a good psychiatrist who knows how to prescribe and stress management. Here's a stress management answer that somebody rated Best, 5 Stars - 

    https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20...

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Too bad you didn't try it first in conjunction with the meds. A. Yes, it typically works, but it is never a cure nor is medication,  so that's probably why you think that they failed. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    have you tried tremination ? 

  • 2 months ago

    You sound like a highly intelligent person and I'm glad that you have found medications that work well for you.  You are doing everything RIGHT!

    Some mental illnesses, like some physical illnesses, are chronic and life long.  And so someone with schizophrenia is a lot like a diabetic, in that by taking their medication and following the recommendations of your doctor, you can live a long and happy functioning life.

    I think your doctor is right on the money when it comes to therapy.  Having a mental health professional to talk to about your symptoms and your efforts to maintain your good health could be supportive because you certainly have done your best.  So, why not try a supportive therapist who can educate you about your illness and make supportive recommendations?

    Oh, and another famous person, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys has Schizoaffective Disorder and he is highly successful in life.

    I wish you all the best.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Personally therapy doesnt help or not help, its just doesnt make a difference, but i cant make that decision for you, you have to try it yourself, to see if it works for you or not, i cant tell you if it works for you, because i am not you!

    I just started Abilify about 2 weeks ago and i find it has worked the best but, it almost completely kills my ability to orgasm but it also makes me hyper sexual and horny constantly, it feels good to be hornt but sucks that i cant make the horniess worth it with an orgasm. It also makes me light headed that i feel like i am about to pass out and i constantly feel hungry and sleep all day on it, its the best medicine i have ever taken but at the same time its negatives are so bad that i cant take it.

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