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what are some early signs of schizophrenia?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Many: Some early signs are: aloofment, detachment, isolation, confusion, paranoia, suspiciousness, withdrawal, internal stimulations/distractions and erratic or bizarre behaviors. Those are part of the "prodromal phase" and need to last for at least six months. Or sometimes, a person will have his or her first psychotic episode without a prodromal phase.

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Is it safe to have an early ultrasound?

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Yes: Ultrasound has been used safely in pregnancy for many years. There is no radiation as ultrasound uses sound waves to make its pictures. Here are trusted links about ultrasound from acog: http://bit.Ly/ptgqjx and from the march of dimes: http://bit.Ly/nxjiep.
A 29-year-old member asked:

If I talk to myself is that a sign of early onset schizophrenia?

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Talk to self: That is normal, unless u have other psychotic symptoms such as parables or hallucinations or you behave oddly in social cituations and avoid everything and everyone for fear of hidden motives.
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
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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.
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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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A 21-year-old male asked:

What are the first or early signs/symptoms of schizophrenia ?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Schizophrenia : Social withdrawal, moodiness, increasingly eccentric thoughts, possible delusions and/or hallucinations, paranoia, to name a few. A psychiatric evaluation is of paramount importance.
Dr. Reginald Veurink
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
In addition to the above, you might also want to look for social awkwardness, an inability to fit in socially and odd, even bizarre, behavior that is not common for the age group of the individual who is being considered for this diagnosis. This may be manifest when the child is trying to resist the pull to withdraw socially.
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