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hi, my sister 19 years old is suffering from a debilitating obsessive disorder where she fears living forever or that her conciousness will last forever leading to intense crying and paychotic behaviour at night . The obseasion builds and lasts for hours at night accompanied by panic. during the day she realizes that her thoughts are bizarre yet she can not cope with these panic events. i am desperately looking for any help or suggestions. she was put on antipsychotics but the side effects were too mich for her to handle. please help
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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. I am very sorry that your sister is experiencing these distressing symptoms, but most likely they are related to a psychosis if her doctor put her on an antipsychotic medication. There is not much you can do for her besides the medication as psychosis is only treated using certain medications. Her doctor can consider medications with low side effect profiles like Abilify, Geodon, Latuda, or Saphris.

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