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is behavior problems a symptom of schizophrenia

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Optic nerve damage: Psychiatric illness alone does not cause damage to the optic nerve. Sometimes a person with illnesses like ms can have psychotic symptoms -- and ms c ... Read More
Dr. Alfredo Soto
26 years experience Psychiatry
None of those: I am not sure what you mean by damage to the optic nerve. If a doctor has found this damage then it has nothing to do with the diagnosis of schizophre ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Symptom?: Not sure what the symptom is, but no direct correlation between the illness and the damage, unless medications are causative in long run.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Chen
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Behavioral changes can be one sign of brain tumors but generally it is not the only symptom. Schizophrenia is much more common than brain tumors.
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Dr. TRUC DAO answered
37 years experience Psychiatry
Schizophrenia tumor: Brain tumor, causes symptoms depending on the localization in the brain (on the cortex or deep inside). Symptoms can be atypical hallucinations, or de ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: But, a lot of things are possible. Whether that means they are probable is a different story. I think that any changes which are drastic or come on su ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Behavior problems: Behavior is a very extensive psychological term under which there are many concepts..Behavioral problems are treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therap ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Lots of ways: By history, physical exam, x-rays and lab tests. For a great resource check out: http://www.Amazon.Com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_16?Url=search-alias%3daps&f ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
36 years experience Child Psychiatry
Often: Often psychotic patients misbehave because they are not thinking clearly. However please keep in mind that not everyone who misbehaves is psychotic.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
36 years experience Child Psychiatry
Aspergers: The short answer is is with very patient but assertive parenting to correct the misbehaviors and direct the patient to more constructive behavior, the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly.: But how they are cared for after they are born is probably more important. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12220044/.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: There is some research evidence that violent video games may increase violent behavior, aggression and oppositional behavior.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
44 years experience Pediatrics
Situations differ.: Affective (mood), anxiety, retardation, autism, learning, tic, ocd, oppositional and disruptive disorders are examples of the common comorbidities of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
No: According to dr. Martha herbert, a pediatric neurologist: "so many autistic kids have a history of food and airborne allergies or eczema, or diarrhea. ... Read More
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