Our expert says:
Hmm. Weed really isn't good for amnyone's brain, and especially so if one has an illness like schizophrenia. Sounds like your present treatment is bein useful if you have no positive symptoms, but as you are finding, the negative symptoms can be really disabling. And to complicate matters, amotivational problems are also described in some people who have used a fair bit of weed. Congratulations on staying off the weed for 3 years now. Keep that up, that really is progress.
YOu probably need to disuss this frankly with your psychiatrist, to consider whatever meds you have tried in the past, and review treatment from here on. Some of the drugs are better for negative symptoms, and would need to be considered. It really should be practical to revise your treatment so as to help you to shift those discouraging negative symptoms, too ; if your psychiatrist is reluctant to explore this possibility ( which I'd doubt ) then a second opinion might be worth seeking
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