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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Schitophrenia: Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to: Tell the difference between what is real and not real; Think clearly; Have normal emotional ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of h ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusi ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know: Don't know since i don't know and don't know your symptoms or your history. However if the question is could anyone get schizophrenia, the answer is y ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Schizophrenia: Firstly, do not diagnose yourself. Get a full psychiatric evaluation and inquire about medication options to control hallucinations and other symptoms ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
About 1%: Of general population, but may be higher or lower in certain groups. About 9% in siblings and 50% for monozygotic twins of people with schizophrenia.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
One Percent: One percent or one out of 100 people have schizophrenia.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Probably genetically: That doesn't mean if you have a genetic predisposition you will get the disorder though. The odds are higher that you can but no one can predict what ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Multifactorial: As with many medical conditions the causes of schizophrenia are not fully know. It is believed they are polygenetic, with multiple genes interacting r ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
We used to think: That schizophrenia was due to inadequate parenting. Unfortunately, blame was placed on parents and families; however, although the environment can pla ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Medications mainly: Schizophrenia is treated by medications called anti-psychotics. They are prescribed by psychiatrists, who also engage patients in some "talk therapy".
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Unknown: You can not acquire or get schizophrenia, it is an abnormal thought process that patients are born with and an even or genetic signal turns the diseas ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: While there is a lot of evidence that schizophrenia runs in families, the specific genes have been hard to figure out. It seems that the genetics are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Horrible: Severe schizophrenia can destroy a person's life--and that of the family too. Some do not respond to any available treatments or have debilitating si ... Read More
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