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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Acute Schizophrenia (Overview)

This term refers to an episode or exacerbation of schizophrenia. This disorder is associated with hallucinations and delusions that may worsen or improve over time, as well as difficulty with clear thinking and social relationships. An acute episode would be associated with a significant worsening of delusions and hallucinations.


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Can you find help if you have acute schizophrenia?

Can you find help if you have acute schizophrenia?

With a Specialist: A board certified psychiatrist is the one with the most expertise in the treatment of schizophrenia. I would therefore recommend that specialist for such treatment. This is because SCZ is a very serious condition, but can be often controlled with proper treatment. One may or may not be found to have Schizophrenia, which is a chronic brain disease affecting one percent of the population Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
19 doctors shared insights

Acute Schizophrenia (Overview)

This term refers to an episode or exacerbation of schizophrenia. This disorder is associated with hallucinations and delusions that may worsen or improve over time, as well as difficulty with clear thinking and social relationships. An acute episode would be associated with a significant worsening of delusions and hallucinations.


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What are the symptoms of acute schizophrenia?

What are the symptoms of acute schizophrenia?

The "Positive" signs: The most common (+) symptoms of acute schizophrenia are some or all of the following: lack of insight, auditory hallucinations (hearing sounds, voices or music), delusions of persecution, suspiciousness flat mood, thoughts spoken aloud & mood disturbance. ...Read more

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Living with Schizophrenia (Checklist)

Call your doctor or go to ER if you experience worsening of symptoms
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Cousin was just diagnosed with acute schizophrenia. What is this?

Major mental illness: Schizophrenia is a mental illness that involves changes in perception, thoughts and behavior. Often the symptoms that occur are described as either acute or chronic. In the case of acute, onset of symptoms (hallucinations, delusions, incoherence) are sudden and may last for several weeks. In contrast, chronic symptoms are are similar, albeit long-term. (see www.Nimh.Nih.Gov). ...Read more

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What does "acute schizophrenia" mean?

What does  "acute schizophrenia" mean?

Newer Symptoms: Acute schizophrenia usually refers to the onset of symptoms in a previously healthy person. This is often a young adult who is beginning to show odd behavior over a relatively short period of time. Such symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations, and disordered thinking (illogical or incoherent speech). This contrasts with "chronic schizophrenia, " which relates to long-term symptom patterns. ...Read more

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Living with Schizophrenia (Tip)

Living with Schizophrenia

This needs to be treated early on, not when it's worse. ...See more

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Treating Acute Bronchitis (Checklist)

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What is the treatment for acute schizophrenia?

What is the treatment for acute schizophrenia?

Antipsychotics: Primarily antipsychotic medications. At least those are the foundation of treatment. But additional treatments may be needing as augmentation. ...Read more

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What is "acute schizophrenia"?

No such thing: As far as i'm aware, there is no such thing as "acute schizophrenia". Symptoms must be present at least 6 months in order to call the disorder schizophrenia. However, there can be an acute exacerbation or episode of schizophrenia, which means that the previously diagnosed disorder has suddenly become more symptomatic. This often requires short-term hospitalization to re-stabilize the patient. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

Mental disorder with 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 ...Read more