‘Normal life’ with medication?

What are the chances that a schizophrenic patient will lead a normal life, while continuing medication?


There is no psychiatric medication that does not have side effects. So no matter what you say, some lingering residual effect is always going to be there. Here is what i have gathered from another source for you to read in detail.

I do not know of anyone taking psychiatric medication able to live a ‘normal’ life- it is very difficult indeed.

Older and newer antipsychotic drugs can cause:

  • Uncontrollable movements, such as tics, tremors, or muscle spasms (risk is higher with first-generation antipsychotics)
  • Weight gain (risk is higher with second-generation antipsychotics)
  • Drowsiness.
  • Dizziness.
  • Restlessness.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Constipation.
  • Nausea.

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