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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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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/hospitals  to avoid having to take care of them themselves, even though in  most hospitals they had no more real insight than anyone else.
Symptoms of schizophrenia may involve delusions, hallucinations, as  well as unusual social behaviour and interaction, disorganisation,  paranoia and feeling a lack of touch with reality. To the person  with schizophrenia, they may not always recognise their actions are  out of the ordinary,...
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.
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.
This could be referring to dissociation, which is a state of mind  where someone may feel like they are watching their life before  their eyes through a screen, or that they don't really feel  anything at all. Or maybe when they're walking down the street they  feel like a ghost, that they've...
maniac is a serious type of depression the other is voices inside your head
Drug useDementia, such as Alzheimer's diseaseCancers, especially in the temporal lobeTemporal lobe epilepsyInfectious illness, especially that which affects the brain
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...
That depends on why you do not wear clothes. If you do not wear  clothing because you regard it as a lifestyle choice, then that  would not be a sign of mental illness. However, if you do not wear  clothes because you have delusional beliefs about clothing, then  that would be a sign of mental...
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 own...
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.
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. Essentially...
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.
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 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 12-15  years less than that of the general population; the total life  expectancy depends on where you live. This may be caused by high  rates of suicide, overweight and obesity, smoking, and sedentary  lifestyle.
Childhood schizophrenia is defined as a case of schizophrenia in a  person younger than 13 (or, more rarely, 18) years old. Only about  2 percent of cases of schizophrenia occur in people under the age  of 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.
Short answer: Yes. Medium length answer: Just 'cause a parent or grandparent of yours had it, doesn't mean you will.
Smoking does not reduce the causes of schizophrenia. However, there  is some indication that smoking can reduce either the symptoms of  schizophrenia or the side effects of antipsychotic medications, or  both, which may be why 70-90 percent of people with schizophrenia  smoke. The semi...
     I would think a psychiatrist would be the place to start along with a certified counselor who specializes in schizophrenia.       == Answer ==     If one is suffering from schizophrenia one should see a psychiatrist, preferably one who, to some extent at least,...
A person with catatonic schizophrenia is most affected in bodily movements. Sometimes can lead to catatonic stupor or catatonic excitement.
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.
Schizophrenia is written 統合失調症. Pronounced tōgō shitchō shō, and written とうどうしっちょうしょう in hiragana.
== == 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 American...
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.
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, and the...
2.4 miles from Downtown TX.Turn left two times then go straight 1.8 miles turn right.
It depends on how severely impaired the mother is. If she is only  mildly affected by schizophrenia, then she may be able to take care  of her children- for example, if she has infrequent hallucinations  or magical thinking but no delusions, and few negative symptoms.  However, if she has more...
Schizophrenia is a noun, so you use it as you would any other noun (when it is appropriate). Example: Joe developed schizophrenia last spring.
  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...
exposure to viral illness during the second trimester of pregnancy
USA. Also see: George W. Bush.
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...
(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 FACTOR2) PHYSICAL FACTORS3) 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 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 springAbnormal neurological development during childhoodHaving a family member with schizophrenia and having genes for schizophreniaHaving abnormalities in the levels of dopamine, GABA, and glutamate in the brain
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.
  No. This follows the same rule as any other medical condition: no capitalization unless of a proper name, so: "cancer, schizophrenia, Graves' disease." And, while many people do capitalize it, for some reason, you can find corroboration for not doing so at the National Institute for Mental...
Yes. Psychosis need not necessarily include hallucinations.
Some- but not all- people with schizophrenia have enlarged  ventricle area and reduced frontal lobe area.
It is a psychotic disorder.    There are abnormalities observed in thinking and perception.    Emotional reactions are either inapplicable or feeling of indifference
Yes. I am a paranoid schizophrenic. I was homicidal just before being admitted into a psychiatric ward. I am placid by nature and once medicated I quickly subsided into post psychotic depression due to feelings of guilt and shock.
No , mental disorders are not diseases, thus they can not be transfered like a virus or a disease.
Schizophrenia affects the ventricles in the Brain.
Sorry, I mentioned schizophrenia, I meant schizophrenic in the first use of the word.
Schizophrenia or any mental health issue is not spread or contagious.
  Positive symptoms are the symptoms where a behavior or thought is present that should not be there (i.e. delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, inappropriate emotions).   Negative symptoms are the symptoms that are due to the absence of a behavior that should be present (i.e....
Nobody knows. The condition has existed for thousands of years, way before records existed.
  == Vitman B complex and mental illness ==   Yes vitiman B does have an affect on sz. It contributes to the repair of the nervous system, and therefore can only be a contrabution to the brains transmittors, I know when I make my husband take his liquiod vitiman B complex, he tends to be much...
Relapse is a new psychotic episode after a period of at least one month with partial or complete recovery with no positive symptoms.
The other twin will develop it somewhat under 50 percent of the time.
Yes. In fact, delusions are one of the major symptoms of schizophrenia.
If the person gets out of control you need to call an ambulance and they can get the person to the medical care he or she needs. The ambulance personnel are trained on dealing with the mentally ill person. If you have to call your own doctor and see if he or she can help you with the matter. Some...
They must be an immediate danger to themselves or others. There must be a pretty obvious danger. There's a fine line between immediate danger and not. Those that can admit a patient to a hospital must be certain that the person is a serious danger; if not, that physician/licensed clinical social...
To this day, there is no totally verified answer as to why people "get" schizophrenia. Some people claim that the mother has a certain infection or virus during pregnancy. Some claim that chemicals, such as epinephrine in the body have certain effects on children that cause them to get...
Approximately 11 people per thousand have schizophrenia. Approximately 17.4 people per thousand have autism. Autism is more common than schizophrenia.
Catatonic schizophrenia is probably the most severe type. This type of schizophrenia can prevent someone from moving for days and from functioning normally at all. With the other types of schizophrenia, at least some normal function exists.
No. Dissociative identity disorder (DID), or multiple personality disorder, is a completely different disease from schizophrenia. DID is characterized by having multiple personalities. Schizophrenia is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized behavior.
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.
There is insufficient information in the question to answer it. You did not provide the list of "the following conclusions". Please restate the question.Schizophrenics produce excessive amounts of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
The onset of schizophrenia is usually seen in patients from late teens to early twenties.
The average age of onset of schizophrenia in women is 25.
No. It can be a part of a depressive episode, but on its own procrastination is experienced several times per week, at least, by the vast majority of the human population.
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...
  Schizophrenia can be identified because of the odd behavior of the persons that it effects. Hearing voices, hallucinations, becoming catatonic, thinking people are trying to kill you, believing that you are an important person (like the president), talking in nonsensical sentances (word salad)...
The rate is approximately 1% worldwide, or about 70,00,000 individuals.
  Unless the schizophrenia is under control and well-managed, seeing a therapist would likely not be appropriate. However, if it is under control and well-managed, the role of the therapist would differ depending on the client. If the client is having problems with anger management, then the...
Yes. Children as young as 6 years old have been reported to exhibit symptoms of schizophrenia. However, most cases of schizophrenia are shown in the mid to late teens.