Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Northast PA ., wilkes barre pa /searching

Any of you from that area? How do you know the difference in HEALTH related issues vs MENTAL Health. My brother is 400 lbs personal hygene is NONE. I get NO domestic help and I face all of this ALONE without a family NOR friends…

He takes INVEGA…

What is the Invega prescribed for specifically? Does your brother have a full diagnosis?

Bad hygiene often goes along with a mental health issue, as I found out with my daughter. Also weight gain happens with medications. And to make it worse, often the ill person will not see a doctor on their own. I am sorry for your situation, and hope you can find a solution. My daughter’s psychiatrist does teleconference appointments with her now. She has an appointment every 2 months using her tablet. The doctor ordered blood tests and went over her results with her online. I know that her health insurance company offers teleconference appointments with MDs or PAs also. Perhaps teleconference will work for your brother?