‘Normal life’ with medication?

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

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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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