Schizophrenia is a common form of severe mental illness that carries a notable ‘stigma’ and is often misunderstood. People with schizophrenia experience disturbed thoughts, emotions and behavior, and they find it difficult to judge reality. This can have a major impact on the life of the individual and his/her family.
Schizophrenia is caused by an imbalance in the chemicals that send signals to the brain, leading to the perception (seeing/hearing/thinking) of things that are not real. The factors that create this imbalance are not fully understood.
Using Fluanxol depot formulation is probably the best way to improve patient compliance and is very well tolerated by them.