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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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Schizophrenia can be controlled and cured without the use of medication. Make sure that the patient is not using any recreational drugs or alcohol as this raises dopamine in the brain, high levels of dopamine are directly responsible for hallucinations and distorted perceptions. I would however re…
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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 died …
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Answer Explain that you're in financial difficulty, and that you're not able to pay the bill that was required for your hospital stay. If needed, you may have to go through a credt agency or another related agency that have skilled individuals that will be able to assist you with creating a lette…
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There are two types of symptoms of schizophrenia: positive symptoms and negative symptoms: Positive symptoms are things that people with schizophrenia do or experience that other people do not. Negative symptoms are things that people with schizophrenia do not do or experience that other people d…
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Adderall has the potential to increase symptoms of delusions and psychosis, usually when abused. Risperdal acts as a direct antagonist of dopamine receptors which is the site of action for Adderal. It can be prescribed with an anti-psychotic to minimize any danger of side-effects. You and your docto…
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Each patient that has been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia is different and often different medications may have to be used (a cocktail.) It's up to the doctor to figure out what is best suited for that individual patient. Antipsychotics- These inhibit dopamine, a neurotransmitter, that i…
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Disorganized schizophrenia, otherwise known as hebephrenic schizophrenia, is a form of schizophrenia with the main symptom of disorganized affect. Disorganized affect is a severe problem with appropriate expression of emotions. If Ann habitually laughs in sad or boring situations, is sometimes sad w…
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Dissociative Identity Disorder, commonly known as split personality disorder is a psychiatric disorder in which the patients displays two or more distinct identities (like alter egos). Each identity is completely different to the other with their own habits and ways of interacting with the world. Fo…
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Answer No. Actually these diseases are quite different from each other, and so far, both are incurable, albeit treatable. Effective treatment is available on the form of specific medicaments (such as lithium and antidepressives for bipolar disorder, and antipsychotics for schizophrenia) plus psyc…
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Answer it is sometimes caused by head trauma, Answer A number of reasons. Genetics is part of it. I have a friend who's schizophrenic and so is his dad, but they've got it under control. Like the person above posted trauma can cause it, but not just physical trauma, emotional trauma too. I k…
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Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder or group of disorders that affects the normal functioning of the brain and severely impairs thinking, emotion, and behavior. Doctors do not know the specific cause of schizophrenia, but both environmental and genetic factors do play a role. The symptoms of schiz…
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Signs and symptoms of SchizophreniaA person experiencing schizophrenia may demonstrate symptoms such as disorganized thinking, auditory hallucinations, and delusions. In severe cases, the person may be largely mute, remain motionless in bizarre postures, or exhibit purposeless agitation; these are s…
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The average age of onset of schizophrenia in women is 25.
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A combination of genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of schizophrenia.[2][3] People with a family history of schizophrenia who suffer a transient psychosis have a 20-40% chance of being diagnosed one year later.[23]Estimates of heritability vary because of the difficulty…
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ANSWER 1 :Not directly. Flashbacks and similar episodes are not the same things, nor caused by the same influences, as schizophrenia. However trauma, especially to the head, can cause or trigger schizophrenia and similar problems, while at the same time creating PTS. Thus, the two sometimes occur …
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The effects should be considered uncertain at this point. There is some indication that, for the tiny minority of the population who has schizophrenia, it may make the problem worse. However, the evidence is not clear and the association could be the result of people with schizophrenic tendencies wh…
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Schizophrenia is a chronic disease which, at present, is treatable but not curable. Treatment includes antipsychotic drugs and behavioral therapy.
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Psychosis is a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality.
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Yes. Parveen Babi, Clara Bow, Darrell Hammond, Veronica Lake, and Gene Tierney have or have had schizophrenia.
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You would need to see a psychiatrist... Antipsychotics are used to treat schizophrenia... like Geodon( ziprasidone), Clozaril( for severe schizophrenia, the generic is clozapine), Seroquel(quetiapine), Risperdal(risperidone), Abilify(aripiprazole), Zyprexa(olanzapine).... all of these are atypical a…
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Schizophrenia is a form of psychosis. All psychosis involves losing touch with reality. In schizophrenia this is a chronic concition which often involves hearing voices which disparage the schizophrenic or command him to do something. There are many types of psychoses. Refer to the DSM IV for more …
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Although it is hard to tell for certain whether or not someone has schizophrenia, there are some warning signs that you can see. These include: Social isolation Not showing emotion Not taking care of yourself No longer enjoying activities that were previously enjoyed Having problems at school or w…
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No and definitely not safe for someone with such a condition - very dangerous.  What are the steroids for? Some steroids are medically prescribed. Tell the doctor prescribing the steroids about any of your conditions and any medication you are already taking to avoid adverse drug interactions.…
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Yeah they can, it's called "Propfschizophrenia". They used to think that antipsychotics were causing the intellectual disability (which is what you should call it instead of retardation) but later research found out that it only happens because they're co-occuring. Usually however intelligence and …
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Causes of schizophrenia To answer this question simply: probably a convergence of influences that we don't entirely understand. But, here are some of the findings that we do know:  Brain abnormalities Studies have revealed a number of differences in the brains of schizophrenic patients. Dopam…
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Sufferers can go into remission which essentially means that their symptoms have been moderated or dealt with to such a degree that they can function adequately or perfectly well while or while not provided treatment afterwards. But Schizophrenia is a lifelong mental illness which a person may never…
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Answer Schizophrenia is a disorder in which you hear or see people that aren't really there. Despite common belief, schizophrenia is not even remotely close to being MPD (Multiple personality disorder). MPD is a disorder in which you have some number of people living in the same body. When one ta…
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Active Volcanoes - Those volanoes which has erupted in the recent history and will continue to erupt further is known as an active volcano. Dormant Volcanoes - Those volcanoes which hasn't erupted in the recent past but has the capability of erupting in the future. These volcanoes generally erupt a…
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learn to throw your voice and then do it in front of them. they will think they are hearing more voices and have a breakdown.
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Soapsuds enema
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Schizophrenia is a truly devastating disability marked by multiple symptoms, severity of the disorder and an uncertain outcome. There are multiple possibilities as to what causes this; some scientists believe the potential maybe present at birth, others think it is caused by a combination of a defe…
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Depokote consists of a compound of sodium valproate and valproic acid It is not used to treat schizophrenia it is for Bi-polar disorder. It can actually cause hallucinations as a side effect! The best medicine for schizophrenia would be one of the newer anti-psychotics such as Risperdal or Seroq…
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Dual polarity?? Please advice.  The clinical answer is one who disassociates and has an identity crisis.This is INCORRECTMultiples live lives separate and unique to his or her own personality within one body.I would leave off the "disorder". Not all multiples are "crazy" and need hospitalizati…
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As of now, we know no cure for schizophrenia, though it can be treated and controlled through anti-psychotics.
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There is no one gene for schizophrenia. However, there are many different genes that may contribute to schizophrenia. A gene on chromosome 1 in the 22 family is implicated in schizophrenia, as well as genes on chromosomes 11 and 6.
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Schizophrenia is termed a major psychiatric disturbance because people with schizophrenia have great difficulty functioning in everyday life. Schizophrenia is a major psychiatric disturbance because it is a very serious problem.
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Most dominant personalities are the ones that deal with external life issues. They MUST be strong so that life can do on as normally as possible. Myth - That core / host personalities are the weakest link to any system Myth - That child alters are mere reflections of memory rather than having a li…
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They can, just like anyone else whose perception is impaired. They may be more likely than others to engage in dangerous situations because they feel that it is necessary (for example, "God is telling me to climb this mountain with no gear" or "The only place where they can't get me is in the middle…
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He married his 13 year old cousin named Virginia, he abused alcohol, his dad left the family when he was about 2 years old, his mom and dad both died when he was almost 3 years old, and his wife/cousin died from tuberculosis. He had a weird life.
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one has to use medicines for life long my son got this desease for the past 9 years we are using medicines he is doing alright musipatlasmadhukar@gmail.com
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Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by excessive food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body self-perception Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to: Tell the difference between what is real and not realThink clearlyHave normal emoti…
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A good coping strategy for sufferers of schizophrenia is cut out television,newspapers,radio and replace them with music,reading and keeping your mind busy doing something creative maybe or take up new interests to keep your mind focused on something other than what you are hearing,play soft music t…
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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder .Its symptoms are :-Irritable or tense feelingTrouble concentratingTrouble sleepingAs the illness continues, you may have problems with thinking, emotions, and behavior, including:Bizarre behaviorsHearing or seeing things that are not there (hallucinations)Isolatio…
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The life issues surrounding severe mental illness of any kind can be expected to lead to circumstances with a good chance of shortening life expectancy. These can be self-harm, failure to care for physical needs, issues with the law and other people, and a host of other problems. Schizophrenics, in…
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Schizophrenia has likely been with mankind since prehistoric times. However, the term schizophrenia was coined by Emil Kraepelin, a Swiss psychiatrist of the late nineteenth century, who thereby distinguished it as a specific type of 'madness'.
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I am no expert but I have done ALOT of reading on both because I first thought my gf was narrcist. But reading on this I noticed histrionic kept coming up. In my opinion with what I have read and knowing her there is not much different at all. Histrionic personality disorder seems to be more common …
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Paranoia is a disturbed thought process characterized by excessive anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid schizophrenia is a subtype of schizophrenia that is characterized by paranoia, along with delusions and hallucinations.
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Yes but need to be looked after
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Although so-called schizophrenia is said to be a brain disease, while DID is acknowledged to be a psychological reaction to traumatic life events, so far no evidence has been found to support this distinction, and prove the brain disease hypothesis of schizophrenia to be true. In fact, newer researc…
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Some do.
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Someone who is not thinking in their right mind. Given to fantasy or corrupt thinking and concepts.
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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 from…
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Loosing normal ability to reason and be self productive is part of mental 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 glazed or …
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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 sym…
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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 exi…
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(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 nurs…
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It is a psychotic disorder. There are abnormalities observed in thinking and perception. Emotional reactions are either inapplicable or feeling of indifference
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Drug use, a family member with schizophrenia or a related disorder, adolescence (in men) and being in your mid-twenties (in women), and your father being old when you were born are risk factors for schizophrenia.
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Its not known actually but its beilived adolescents stress and tension leads to the disease
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Men usually develop schizophrenia around the mid to late teens, and women develop schizophrenia around the mid to late twenties. However,there are cases of younger and older persons developing schizophrenia. Also, women of any age may develop schizophrenia after childbirth. If you believe you have …
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Medication though it's not ever"curable"
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Quanadine is a drug that is usually prescribed to patients who have developed unusual heart rhythms. Some times, quanadine is also used to treat severe cases of malaria.
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A persecution complex, or persecutory delusion, is the belief that people are out to get you. People who have this delusion feel that there is a plot against them. Someone (sometimes it is the government, sometimes it is a specific person) is trying to harm or kill them. Another word for this would …
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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder
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No. Split personality disorder is technically known as dissociative identity disorder.
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Seroquel cannot cause schizophrenia. It is designed to treat schizophrenia. It is a common psychotic delusion to believe that an anti-psychotic such as Seroquel causes, rather than treats a psychotic disorder. This is because Seroquel, and all drugs of the anti-psychotic class used in the treatment …
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no such thing with that name, but there is schizoaffective disorder, somewhere between the two. There may be two different disorders that exhibit characteristics of bipolar and schizophrenia.The previous answer named one, Schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type. Persons with this disorder will experi…
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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to:Tell the difference between what is real and not realThink clearlyHave normal emotional responsesAct normally in social situations Causes, incidence, and risk factorsSchizophrenia is a complex illness. Mental health experts are not sure what …
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Schizophrenia is partly genetic- one out of ten people who have at least one schizophrenic relative also have schizophrenia (compared to one out of one hundred people in general). About one out of two people whose identical twins have schizophrenia also have schizophrenia. However, schizophrenia is …
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The term 'schizophrenic' refers to someone with schizophrenia, a severe thought disorder usually characterized by hallucinations (false sensations, like seeing or hearing things that aren't really there), delusions (false beliefs), disordered thinking, flat affect (no emotional reactions to stimuli)…
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Schizophrenia is a disease that involves a breakdown of logical thought processes. It often involves delusions, hallucinations, and extreme introversion. A schizothyme is a person who has schizothymia, or a "schizophrenic personality". Schizothymes are generally unemotional and very introverted.
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It would be possible, but very difficult. You would have to be an expert in schizophrenia in order to fake all of the symptoms and fool the psychiatrists. You would also have to keep up the pretence for a long time. There would be a lot more chances for you to trip and act normal than there would fo…
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Schizoaffective Disorder is a condition where there are other symptoms besides the ones for schziphrenia, or where there are only some of the schizophrenic symptoms present. For example, there are many conditions which may cause hallucinations, but only one of those conditions is schizophrenia. Shiz…
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A paranoid schizophrenic is a person that suffers from a specific type of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a thought disorder, where there is a disturbance in thought patterns and processes. Paranoid Schizophrenics usually have several of the following symptoms: - disconnected and confusing language…
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The general perception is that the person initiating a divorce shall not be entitled to any financial support from their spouse. This, however, is not entirely true. It all depends on the financial position of the spouse. In the event of the wife not being able to sustain herself financially, or ha…
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the following is diagnostic criteria, not related to a nursing diagnosis. #1 is always safety- try risk for injury. disturbed thought process. i would suggest checking www.nanda.org for others. Diagnostic Criteria for Schizophrenia A. Characteristic symptoms: Two (or more) of the following, …
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Dopamine or serotonin antagonist e.g. risperidone or amisulpride.
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A psychotic break is a break from reality. Psychotic breaks often involve hallucinations or delusions.
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Flat affect (sounding relatively emotionless)Poverty of speech (not speaking much)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Depression (lack of energy, lack of interests)Inability to perform tasksInability to interact normally with othersInability to experience pleasure (anhedonia)Social withdrawal (asociality)Lack o…
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Previous answer: "Fight Club is a movie based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk, while schizophrenia is a mental illness. So no, they're not the same thing." This is not actually answering your question, from what I can tell. The main character in Fight Club does have a mental illness, but it is not sc…
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Anti-psychotics- there are two different classes typical, and atypical. Often psychiatric APRNs and physicians will work with the patient to determine what medications work best, dose etc to try and minimize their side effects. Atypical- are newer, less side effects Risperidone (Risperdal)Olanzapin…
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If you have symptoms of both the correct diagnosis is schizoaffective disorder.
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Research shows that the chances of becoming a schizophrenic are: With 1 parent schizophrenic: 13.9% With both parents schizophrenic: 46.3% With an identical twin schizophrenic: 47.4% With a normal twin schizophrenic: 15% With a brother/sister schizophrenic: 10.5% With an aunt/uncle schizophren…
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up to date textbooks say theres a 12% chance of that. online studies say 1.2%. my opinion would be with the 12% Added on: Not neccessarily the person above me is right there is only a 12-13% chance. unless both the parents are schizophrenic there isn't a big chance (46% chance if both parents are s…
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The cause of schizoid personality disorder has not been conclusively discovered. However, it has been shown that there is a higher rate of this condition in families in which schizophrenia is present. Evidence suggests that environments with little warmth and affection in childhood may also play a r…
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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to:Tell the difference between what is real and not realThink clearlyHave normal emotional responsesAct normally in social situations
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No. Sybill is about Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder). If you watched the movie I don't know how you could miss it, because it states it very clearly.
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Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history. About 1 percent of Americans have this illness.People with the disorder may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thou…
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No. Scientists have long known that schizophrenia runs in families. The illness occurs in 1 percent of the general population, but it occurs in 10 percent of people who have a first-degree relative with the disorder, such as a parent, brother, or sister. People who have second-degree relatives (aunt…
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Gays, Lesbians, Blacks, Whites, heck anyone can.
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Bipolar is also known as manic - depressive, because the individual alternates between manic activity and being in a depressed mood. Schizophrenia is more severe. The individual suffers from delusions, hallucinations and has difficulty with speech and thinking.
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Yes, it is more likely, because of the lack of sperm quality over 30. The genetic material of sperms may be deteriorated .
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Yes, schizophrenia is a disorder as recognized by multiple different sources.
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M a patient of known depression... m having major depressive disorder.... and ya.. sometimes i have delusion too.... its sounds more like schizophrenia.... but is it really ?... i cant say.... but one thing i do notice.... delusion is too frequent and its sometimes like hallucination also...
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They are the same thing. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder in the spectrum of psychotic disorders. However, that said, Schizophrenia is the most severe of the psychotic disorders (with perhaps the exception of Schizoaffective disorder). A person can be labeled "psychotic" if they have a milder p…
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There is research studies going on different treatments that could help with Schizophrenia. There are always new studies underway to help with this illness.
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