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how do i figure out what is worse schizophrenia or parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Both are bad: These conditions are both very debilitating diseases neither of which has a known cure.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What is the prognosis? How likely is it that a person with schizophrenia will ever have a "normal" life?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
It can be good: If someone works with a psychiatrist, manages stress and takes medicines when needed a person can have a family, work regularly, and have those things we think of as "normal.".
A 35-year-old member asked:

Job and school issues - can a person with schizophrenia go back to work?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably: With appropriate medications, many paople with schizophrenia are able to work.
A 20-year-old member asked:

Is Parkinson's disease preventable?

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Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 29 years experience
Parkinson's disease: No. Parkinson's disease (pd) cannot be prevented. It appears a genetic predisposition added to environmental exposure predisposes to the development pd. Repetitive head trauma may increase risk of pd. Caffeine and smoking may reduce the incidence of pd (not recommended for prevention). Exercise and active lifestyle may offer benefit in patients with the disease but not shown to prevent onset.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to wake a person with schizophrenia while they're having nightmare?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: Actually the answer is probably yes, however patients with thought disorders can at times be unpredictable. That being said even patients that do not have mood or thought disorders do not like being awakend.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the medical causes of a disorder like schizophrenia?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Unknown: There are many studies that are highly suggestive that this disease is caused by an abnormal metabolism or use of Dopamine and related transmitters in the brain and studies with pet scan show increase and abnormal use in the frontal part of the brain this is the area that can control mood and behaviours.

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