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What is the schizophrenia ?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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 responses; Act normally in social situations.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions.
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry 29 years experience
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 yes. Education, wealth, family support does not matter as far as whether one is stricken by schizophrenia, but those things can affect prognosis.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Schizophrenia: Firstly, do not diagnose yourself. Get a full psychiatric evaluation and inquire about medication options to control hallucinations and other symptoms. Also get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in psychotic disorders. DO IT TODAY.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

What is schizophrenia? What are the symptoms of this?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Why would there be such a stigma against schizophrenia?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
?: Good question. I would say there is a stigma toward mental illness in general and not just schizophrenia. Lack of education, i feel plays a role. When a mentally ill patient commits a violent act, it seems as if society deems all patients to be violent. There needs to be more mental health awareness.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can you do to treat schizophrenia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tx: Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are another alternative. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with medications include: family therapy, social skills training, vocational rehabilitation & individual therapy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the onset of schizophrenia?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Early signs : The onset of schizophrenia is usually in late adolescence to early adulthood. Sometimes the onset can be rapid or gradual. Early signs can be social isolation, deterioration in hygiene, paranoia, inapproriate laughter, making irrational or odd statements, appear emotionless or unmotivated, may abandon hobbies and activites and their performance at work or school deteriorates.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of schizophrenia?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
We used to think: That schizophrenia was due to inadequate parenting. Unfortunately, blame was placed on parents and families; however, although the environment can play a part in making things worse, the cause is probably physiological. Medications help control the symptoms. Research seems to concur. Family and individual therapy can help the in families to be more supportive, but medication is what is most needed.

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