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A 31-year-old male asked:

Please tell me about schizophrenia disease?

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Dr. Robert Olsen
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Very Difficult.: Schizophrenia is a disease or group of diseases of unknown cause that cause disruptions in thinking and logic. Without treatment, it/they are progressive and reduce the person's ability to think and take care of themselves. The main treatments are medications, and then therapy to help/learn new/better coping and survival skills. A psychiatrist is best suited to help persons with this disease.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
About schizophrenia: Schizophrenia has positive, negative & cognitive sxs. A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding what is going on.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have schizophrenia please tell me how to help myself ?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Schizophrenia is a: Mental illness and common symptoms included hearing voices, seeing things, delusions, smells, paranoia, etc. There are various subtypes and degrees. Some people do very well with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. It often manifests in late teens, early adult years. It is not multiple personality even though the media often portrays it as such. Peace and good health.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what are my chances of getting schizophrenia?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Schizophrenia: If you have not developed schizophrenia by the age of 45 it is very unlikely that you are going to develop it. This disorders most common much younger in the life cycle. A negative family history for schizophrenia is also helpful.
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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology 50 years experience
If you do have it in your family, you might want to talk to a mental health professional for more education and information. You might want to have that discussion anyway, just so you can find out what you might be concerned about. Good luck!
Mar 31, 2014
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me how schizophrenia and schizoaffective differ?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Similar, indeed: It may be really difficult to tell the difference. Cognition elements like perceptual disturbances (i.e. Hallucinations) and/or disordered thought processes, including delusions and disorganized speech and thinking are primary in both. Frequent episodes of significant mood disorder (high and/or low) is also present in schizoaffective disorder. In simple schizophrenia mood is often flat.
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