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You know, one path you did not take was to see a neurologist regarding the closed-head injury. I wonder if some of your symptoms were not the result of schizophrenia per se, but rather were the result of damage done to your brain tissue? I would advise that if there is any question regarding your current diagnosis, you undergo a neurological examination to assess the level of damage caused by the steel rod. You may be able to reduce or even eliminate the medication (if you are taking medication) in favor of a more appropriate treatment.
A psychologist is not a bad idea, but let's also get those injuries assessed.
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That depends. If the Risperidone has been working to curb the symptoms of your schizophrenia, then you have the disorder - regardless of its origin. If the medication has not been working properly and you are confused as to what your diagnosis may be, then I would advise a neuro exam.