Not all voices tell them not to take their meds. You'd be surprised that in the clinical area, a lot of them dont even know what the med exactly does to them. Its because theyve been diagnosed with this condition for years and even decades and it just becomes routine to them. If patienrs refuse, and are in a psych ward they get a z track injection in the ass.
Thats true. Also i think 98% of a healthy population can smoke weed without expressing psychotic features. The other 2% will smoke weed, and present with psychotic features but have never actually been diagnosed with schzophrenia in their life.
It surpressed the voices and hallucinations. However, a major side effect of psychotic drugs is sedation which is why a lot of them feel as it makes them worse. Just like the meds for depression. The side effects of this, would actually make a normal healthy person depressed.
What do you mean theres no paranoid schizophrenia with psychotic features? Having a psychotic feature means you have a feature that is not in touch with reality hence why someone with psychosis can present with hallucinations or delusions regarding themselves. They can have psychotic features with paranoia. For example, a person with paranoid schizophrenia will think their neighbour is spying on them (hallucination). The person will then have a delusion that he/she is a significant person or someone with great importance. The person will then be paranoid that the neighbour will kill them or harm them and eventually be paranoid about a lot of people in his/her life. T
Interesting you say that, because sometimes its actually hard to distinguish the two and sometimes its easy. The thing is, with schizophrenia the person is not intouch with reality at all. But with someone who has bi polar disease they are. And only present with psychotic features when they are going through a manic episode or a "high" which can last about a week. Someone with schizophrenia however will never be intouch with reality unless they take their meds.
Also, someone who may have bi polar, could actually be mistaken with someone who has depression as if they have their manic episodes, they CAN express depression like symptoms. The way to distinguish the differences between all mental illness is to take a look at their history, past and present symptoms, chemical imbalances in the brain and also an EEG which pretty much looks at brain activity.