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Dr. Lawrence Smith
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Newer Symptoms: Acute schizophrenia usually refers to the onset of symptoms in a previously healthy person. This is often a young adult who is beginning to show odd ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Worse than usually: Schizophrenia's symptoms can ebb and flow. An acute episode often is much worse than usual and, hopefully, return to the usual level after a short tim ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
No: The literature indicates the sooner treatment is started, the better the result. However, good results can happen even if treatment is started later ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
No: Schizophrenia is an illness. Just like other illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure, medication is used to keep it in check. The term "c ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly so : Yes, symptoms of schizophrenia could mean you have the disorder. However, there can also be other causes for symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
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Sure: "Being on the schizophrenia spectrum" could mean one has schizophrenia or other disorders that share some symptoms with schizophrenia (e.g. brief psyc ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
13 years experience Psychiatry
Internal stimuli: When people who are suffering from schizophrenia are struggling with internal experiences that have no correspondence to their environment they will a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
16 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: Schizophrenia does have a genetic component. But, environmental factors do also play a significant role. So, having a sibling with the disease may inc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Not Necessarily: There are various reasons for hallucinating --- delirium, intoxication, brain tumors, seizures, or even severe infections. Schizophrenia involves a co ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
No : Auditory hallucinations can occur as a result of many conditioned both psychiatric or not.

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