I’ve been dealing with schizophrenia for 30 plus years. I’m now 54 and I was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 24. I was forced into a mental rehab hospital against my will because I didn’t recognize that I wasn’t doing well. Apparently this is fairly common with people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Anyway, I started off on a drug called Haldol. This neutralized my symptoms but it also made me very lethargic so I put on a lot of weight.
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