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Schizophrenia

Parent Category: Mental Health
Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by disturbances of thought and language, distortions of reality, emotional responsiveness and withdrawal from social contact. Environmental and genetic factors have an important role in the development of this mental disorder.

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John Nash suffers from Schizophrenia-Paranoid type which is DSM-IV coded as 295.3.
People with schizophrenia smoke more than the average person. About 30 percent of people in the general population smoke, while nearly 90 percent of people with schizophrenia smoke. Smoking can cause health problems such as emphysema and throat, lung, and mouth cancers. It is theorized that people...
It was your job to get a legal representative not the workplace's. If you did not take your medication and there for did not function so you could do your job they had every right to fire you. Your race is irrelevant.
It doesn't matter where your ancestors came from, if you are being harassed you call their boss or the police. And don't call it German persecution, there aren't really any German Nazis left today. It's also illegal in Germany.
Horrible. People would dump off family members in asylums/hospitalsto avoid having to take care of them themselves, even though inmost hospitals they had no more real insight than anyone else.
Symptoms of schizophrenia may involve delusions, hallucinations, aswell as unusual social behaviour and interaction, disorganisation,paranoia and feeling a lack of touch with reality. To the personwith schizophrenia, they may not always recognise their actions areout of the ordinary, because if they...
Yes, trauma can cause schizophrenia. There are plently of articles online, if you would like to know more about this.
Dissociative Identity Disorder is the current term for Multiple Personality Disorder. The primary symptom is the presence of two or more complete personalities in an individual. Schizophrenia involves a variety of symptoms, depending on the type. the characteristic symptoms of Schizophrenia are...
No, it doesn't necessarily occur just because it's present in the family. There are more factors involved in schizophrenia than a specific gene. Other mental/emotional symptoms may exist in the family because of the presence of a genetic type but full blown schizophrenia is unlikely.
Therapy is often combined with medication management by apsychiatrist, but yes therapy is appropriate.
People with a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, are usually dangerous and violent. . Schizophrenia means split personality, and there is no way to control it. . Mental illness is the result of bad parenting.
Autism and schizophrenia are not connected at all. In fact, it has been scientifically demonstrated that if you have an allele for schizophrenia you are less likely to have autism.
Someone who is not thinking in their right mind. Given to fantasy or corrupt thinking and concepts.
This could be referring to dissociation, which is a state of mindwhere someone may feel like they are watching their life beforetheir eyes through a screen, or that they don't really feelanything at all. Or maybe when they're walking down the street theyfeel like a ghost, that they've floated out of...
maniac is a serious type of depression the other is voices inside your head
Drug use . Dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease . Cancers, especially in the temporal lobe . Temporal lobe epilepsy . Infectious illness, especially that which affects the brain
You're talking about a drug, which in its pure form, is in its experimental phase, so the answer is; basically nowhere. If you are schizophrenic and interested in exploring this therapy, you're going to need to contact those researching the drug and try to become a study participant. That is not...
Yes, if the schizophrenia is under control, that would not justify keeping the child out of the home.
You should talk to your friends and explain what is upsetting you. You could also hide your tears and face, and pretend you weren't crying which is what some people do.
The chances of someone whose aunt is schizophrenic developing schizophrenia is 4 percent, which is higher than normal (the chance for someone without a schizophrenic relative is 1.1 percent), but not very high.
Statistically, yes. There is a strong correlation between schizophrenia and genetics. That said, schizophrenia occurs in about .5% of the general population. So while you are statistically more likely to develop symptoms than someone who has no schizophrenics in their family, it is still quite...
Antipsychotic medications are the most effective treatment for schizophrenia. They change the balance of chemicals in the brain and can help control symptoms. These medications are usually helpful, but they can cause side effects. Many side effects can be managed, and they should not prevent you...
That depends on why you do not wear clothes. If you do not wearclothing because you regard it as a lifestyle choice, then thatwould not be a sign of mental illness. However, if you do not wearclothes because you have delusional beliefs about clothing, thenthat would be a sign of mental illness.
Paul Eugen Bleuler first coined the term "Schizophrenia." Schizophrenia means "split mind" from Greek terminology. This however does not refer to the person having one or more minds such as with Dissociative Personality Disorder. But refers to a split in the mind of the sufferer where their...
A psychotic disorder that involves severe disturbances in thinking, speech, perception, emotion and behaviour. This term was introduced by a Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler in 1911.
I am by no means an expert on this issue. Depending on what it is, it may or may not be a mental health issue. If you are worried about it, I recommend seeing a phycologist so that they can evaluate your condition.
It can be incoherent. The sufferer may simply repeat everything you say to them. They may only speak a couple of words, and repeat them over and over again. They may speak aloud randomly whatever thoughts are in their mind. They may seem like they're talking to someone who isn't there. ...
Tom Harrell was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was a Stanford freshman in 1967.
Yes. Although most people with schizophrenia have at least one relative with schizophrenia, there are some who have no relatives with schizophrenia.
Yes, schizophrenia is a type of psychosis. Psychosis is an abnormality in perception or expression of reality. Schizophrenia is a subtype of this.
There's nothing wrong with dating a schizophrenic. However if she does, it's important she knows that he has it, what it means for him and most importantly what it means for her.
No, but from twin studies conducted on Monozygotic (identical) and Dizygotic (fraternal) twins has shown that there is a genetic link. But the prevalence is never at 100%, therefore there must be environmental factors involved in the onset of the illness. But having a person suffering from...
The correct spelling is Schizophrenia .
Loosing normal ability to reason and be self productive is part ofmental illness. Symptoms . self-destructive actions . abuse of alcohol of other drugs . withdrawal or distrust of friends and family . short temper and argumentative . loss of interest in daily activities . inability to concentrate ....
The majority of people with schizophrenia have normal karyotypes. If the karyotype is abnormal, it will be a coincidence and not the cause of the schizophrenia. For example, you can have Turner syndrome (1 X chromosome) and schizophrenia at the same time, but the Turner syndrome wouldn't have caused...
If the schizophrenic person was sent to prison and it was determined that the person belonged in a mental hospital instead and had belonged in a mental hospital at the time the crime was committed, then post conviction relief exists through the court system. If it is too late to use the court system...
There is no link between flu and schizophrenia.
the word schizophrenia is a 100 years old...i think it was disovered in 1887,
The average life expectancy of someone with schizophrenia is 12-15years less than that of the general population; the total lifeexpectancy depends on where you live. This may be caused by highrates of suicide, overweight and obesity, smoking, and sedentarylifestyle.
Chat with a mental health doctor. S/He will be able to assist you in determining what's going on, and help you to feel better.
Childhood schizophrenia is defined as a case of schizophrenia in aperson younger than 13 (or, more rarely, 18) years old. Only about2 percent of cases of schizophrenia occur in people under the ageof 13.
None, because schizophrenia is a condition determined by checklists and psychiatrists. It is not a condition derived from physical brain damage.
About 1% of people develop schizophrenia.
No, schizophrenia is quite rare in pre-adolescent children. (early onset schizophrenia) Many pediatricians and psychologists in general practice may never encounter a genuine case. The English term schizophrenia comes from two Greek words that mean "split mind." It was observed around 1908, by a...
Try to get your friend to see a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will be able to help best.
The chance of the child of someone with schizophrenia also having schizophrenia is about 10 to 15 percent.
We don't know enough about the origins of schizophrenia to be able to develop a vaccine for it. Also, vaccines only work on viruses, and though there is evidence that schizophrenia may be caused by viruses, schizophrenia itself is not a virus.
Short answer: Yes. Medium length answer: Just 'cause a parent or grandparent of yours had it, doesn't mean you will.
I am a very paranoid person but wen I smoke I become more calm and less paranoid overall
Schizophrenia normally presents in early adulthood and is usually triggered by a traumatic event. Normally along with a traumatic event there is also a genetic predisposition to schizophrenia.
Smoking does not reduce the causes of schizophrenia. However, thereis some indication that smoking can reduce either the symptoms ofschizophrenia or the side effects of antipsychotic medications, orboth, which may be why 70-90 percent of people with schizophreniasmoke. The semi-beneficial effects of...
\n. I would think a psychiatrist would be the place to start along with a certified counselor who specializes in schizophrenia. \n. \n. Answer . If one is suffering from schizophrenia one should see a psychiatrist, preferably one who, to some extent at least, specializes in this area. . (Has the...
The symptoms of schizophrenia are delusions, hallucinations, bizarre behavior, disorganized speech, lack of motivation, foggy thinking, flat affect, social withdrawal, and decreased caretaking abilities. The causes are currently unknown. However, there is evidence that points to genetic factors,...
Schizophrenia was originally discovered by Emil Kraepelin in the late nineteenth century and was named dementia preacox because it was discovered as a form of dementia that occurred in mostly young people. Eugen Bleurer later renamed is schizophrenia, "fragmented mind", when discovering that its...
A person with catatonic schizophrenia is most affected in bodily movements. Sometimes can lead to catatonic stupor or catatonic excitement.
bi-polar, demented, lunatic, psychotic
There are actually five types of schizophrenia. They are paranoid, disorganized (hebephrenic), catatonic, undifferentiated, and residual.
It is probably best to get information about this question from a qualified and experienced medical practitioner or Pharmacist. A similar question has already been answered, see the link.
Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia have some symptoms that are quite similar. The main difference between these two is that schizophrenia's characterized by hallucinations and delusions while bipolar disorder is mainly manic behavior followed by periods of depression. Typically, bipolar behaviors...
== == From my past college experience you cannot actually die from the condition but if someone who doesnt have the condition under control by having a doctor they are working with or medication, then the person may not be mentally stable enough to handle the effects, in which case people who have...
Most schizophrenic criminals in the past were considered geniuses. If you've ever watched " Most Evil " most of those people were schizophrenic, and their plans were brilliant. They were very screwed up and evil, but they were smart. I'm schizophrenic and I have an IQ of over 140. The average...
Anyone can get schizoid personality disorder. However, people with bad childhoods and/or a family history of schizophrenia are more likely to get schizoid personality disorder.
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health condition that can cause a range of psychological symptoms which include hallucinations and delusions. A delusion is something which a person believes to be true yet is untrue and a hallucination is hearing or seeing something that is not there or doesn't...
Paranoid means you think someone, or something is out to get you. Often it is a fear of the Government, or the police, sometimes a fear of aliens. There is a constant suspiciousness and mistrust of others. Schizophrenia is a disorder where a person hears voices and may have visions. The...
Bipolar, also known as manic-depressive, is where the individual alternates between states of manic activity and being depressed. Schizophrenia is more severe, where the individual suffers from delusions, hallucinations, and has difficulty with speech and thinking.
Yes, as a child, my brother was diagnosed with minor schizophrenia. Our parents abused us constantly, and my brother has become a sociopath. He's almost eighteen, and he hates everyone he ever sees. For some reason, he doesn't hate me. It could be because I'm the only person who stood by him through...
Schizophrenia may be rare, but when it is encountered, it is usually diagnosed to multiple people in the same family. It can skip generations. My grandmother was schizophrenic, my mother was not, and I am. Sometimes it is seen in multiple people in a family from the same generation, sometimes it...
Under certain conditions, Wilson's Disease can exhibit symptoms of Schizophrenia. this however is very rare and the actually conditions have not been fully examined. Additionally, there are a variety of personality disorders that may resemble schizophrenia or a schizoid personality disorder....
It is roughly the same for men as it if for women to suffer from Schizophrenia. Men usually have an earlier onset than women though. There are also theories which suggest that due to social restraints and other environmental factors, women may exhibit different or rather calmer symptoms than men and...
No. ___ Potential soldiers or marines must be free of mental illness upon entry. According to the Marine Corp website: . Mental health is a critical component of personal and unit readiness. Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness, it is mental resilience, flexibility,...
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It depends on how severely impaired the mother is. If she is onlymildly affected by schizophrenia, then she may be able to take careof her children- for example, if she has infrequent hallucinationsor magical thinking but no delusions, and few negative symptoms.However, if she has more severe...
Schizophrenia is a noun, so you use it as you would any other noun (when it is appropriate). Example: Joe developed schizophrenia last spring.
Medications for schizophrenia usually lower the numbers of dopamine receptors in the brain. The two main classes of medications for schizophrenia are antipsychotics and atypical antipsychotics.
Depersonalization disorder is present in Schizophrenics in most cases, But Schizophrenics tend to develop Psychosis which disables them completely from reality, thus Schizophrenics are not aware nor can tell the difference between the internal and external world. Whereas individuals with...
No. it's a genetic mental illness. Smoking cannot cause it.
exposure to viral illness during the second trimester of pregnancy
I don't know what arnesberger is, but you may be talking about Asperger syndrome. Asperger syndrome is not a form of schizophrenia, but is a completely different thing.
Paranoia...schizophrenia in general would be verbal confusion - anything that makes them difficult to understand that isn't readily explained by something else. A stutter probably wouldn't be an indicator but rambling...think homeless man on the street. Being a shut-in, having fewer friends, less...
Mental illness still has quite a stigma surrounding it, it's most probably that your mum wants to protect you from finding out that you have a mental illness because she (and wrongly) thinks that it will protect you. The other side of the coin is because people don't know what causes mental...
(No You can not be a nurse if you are being treated for a mental illness... But you can be a health care worker though like a pharmacy tech, medical coder or something like that. But not a nurse.... ) comments by Erica RN I am shocked. This answer is fully wrong- on so many levels. You can be a...
Factors that affect mental health are: 1) HEREDITARY FACTOR 2) PHYSICAL FACTORS 3) SOCIO- CULTURAL FACTORS
The most important thing you can do is educate yourself on the illness. There is much literature and information regarding this topic. Some make the mistake of trying to understand it in terms that relate to themselves and end up making value judgments or criticisms that have zero value for the one...
The frontal lobes are shrunken and the vesicles are enlarged.
The delusion that people are broadcasting pt inserting thoughts in your head are common to the paranoid type of schizophrenia.
Not completely. Research has indicated that while many people carry genes associated with a high possibility of manifesting schizophrenia symptoms, many people never develop any noticeable signs of the illness. Among those who do show signs do so in varying degrees- in other words, some cases are...
The prevalence rate for Schizophrenia is less than 1% within the general population. The prevalence rate increases the closer you are to a blood relative who suffers from the illness (twins are more likely to suffer from it than ordinary siblings or children to their parents). This suggests a...
That's kind of an awkward situation. Why is your boyfriends schizophrenic ex even spending vacation at his house with grown daughter. Note: Until you marry into this family, your boyfriend's ex-wife's business is not your business and your boyfriend's daughter's business is not your business. Until...
Im pretty sure that unless you were born with it you can't get it. Which is normally a good thing. Well is there a way I could get it? I want to see delusions and talk to them... You can't get it. I also WOULD NOT recommend drugs.
Viral infection during the second trimester of pregnancy/being born in winter or spring . Abnormal neurological development during childhood . Having a family member with schizophrenia and having genes for schizophrenia . Having abnormalities in the levels of dopamine, GABA, and glutamate in the...
Yes, schizophrenia is an official diagnosis in the DSM-IV-TR and the ICD-10, as well as being accepted as an official diagnosis by most clinicians.
Schizoid personality disorder is characterized by extreme asociality, flat affect, and lack of enjoyment of activities.
There is some link between schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Among schizophrenic patients, 7.8 to 26 percent of them (depending on the study) meet the criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, not enough research has been done on this for us to know why the rate is so high.