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We are thankful to the author for his comments on our article.(1) The author has rightly suggested that schizophrenia patients should stand up frequently, as this may result in better weight transmission to the lower part of the body and help in more optimal blood flow to the head and neck. In fact, we have plans to monitor this area in future research.
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