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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
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 ...Read more
Worse than usually: Schizophrenia's symptoms can ebb and flow. An acute episode often is much worse than usual and, hopefully, return to the usual level after a short time. During this period safety and care are needed fast as delusions, hallucinations, disorganization mood may all be very unstable and intense. Take care and when things are back to usual - ask the doctor to explain what to expect clearly. ...Read more
Would 6 months of accute psychotic stage before starting medication mean bad prognosis for schizophrenia?
No: The literature indicates the sooner treatment is started, the better the result. However, good results can happen even if treatment is started later in the disease process. ...Read more
If you have 6 symptoms of schizophrenia , dies that mean you have it. I have had symptoms for 27 years?
Possibly so : Yes, symptoms of schizophrenia could mean you have the disorder. However, there can also be other causes for symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, flat affect, and difficulty with memory and concentration, etc. Diagnosing schizophrenia requires long-term information about you & your life. Best to work with a skilled psychiatrist who follows you over time, rather than trying to do this alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Internal stimuli: When people who are suffering from schizophrenia are struggling with internal experiences that have no correspondence to their environment they will appear to be behaving in a bizarre manner. When they hear a voice saying a humorous statement or see a visual hallucination that is silly they may respond with laughter. Their impulse control and social awareness may be compromised as well. ...Read more
See below: Diagnosis of schizophrenia requires a thorough assessment. Auditory and visual hallucinations -- symptoms that you're describing can signify many things. Get a through evaluation, including with your primary care doctor to assess if there are any physical causes for your symptoms and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe....: A delusion does not = schizophrenia. Schizophrenia entails six months of symptoms and must significantly impair functioning. The symptoms are not due to drug use or another mental illness.Symptoms may include hallucinations, delusions (fixed beliefs that aren't true), disorganized speech and behavior, lack of motivation and emotional expression, low energy, poor grooming etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: The quality and quantity of the voices determine if there is a psychiatric disorder, although hearing voices does usually mean a psychotic process is extant. But, extreme manic states, drug-induced states and genuine psychic abilities also produce "voices." This one calls for a professional evaluation by either a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more
It means you : Have a chronic illness like diabetes or high blood pressure, but this one effects your brain. Learn as much as you can about your illness and work with a psychiatrist that you trust so that you can control the illness rather than letting the illness control you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not like in oldmovies: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psychosis: Schizophrenia can present a number of different ways. One is psychosocial withdrawal, lack of motivation, a distant look in the eyes, a near confusional appearance, lack of attending to hygiene and appropriate clothing. A definite change in personality is noted. If paranoia's present the person may have auditory hallucinations that talk at the inside their head or have a running dialogue going on about their behavior inside their mind. They may feel that people can magically read their minds.They may also feel that their thoughts are being broadcast out to other people, that their thoughts can be heard a loud outside their minds, and that they can magically put thoughts into the minds of others or the others may magically steal thoughts from their minds.They may exhibit a lack of motivation.Bizarre rituals may also be noted. Vocational, educational, and relational abilities are frequently harmed to a great degree. ...Read more
?: Schizophrenia is a chronic illness and variably progressive. Symptoms may fluctuate and treatment may eliminate many of the symptoms and slow progression. If you have no hallucinations, disorganized thought process, or paranoia without medication it is possible you were misdiagnosed. Many other possibilities. See a psychiatrist. ...Read more
If a child is extremely afraid of dark, does that mean that he is going to suffer from schizophrenia later?
Unrelated generally: Being extremely afraid of the dark is generally unrelated to schizophrenia. Yes, if they are already seeing visions then it's linked, but more likely the fear is due to attachment issues, emotional immaturity, severe insecurity, or just plain overactive imagination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing is 100%: Auditory hallucinations are a possible symptom of schizophrenia, but there are people diagnosed with that condition who do not hear voices and it is possible to hear voices and not be schizophrenic. The content of the messages is very important. If it's not troubling, that's good. Certain brain trauma or neurological disorders can cause similar symptoms. A neuropsychologist can dx. Best wishes. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Atleast I am not aware of such terminology schiophrenia and psychoopathy are true different disordes but un commonly both can coexist this is not meant to be medical or psychiatric advice. There is no doctor patient relationship.Please call 911 or go to nearest er for psychiatric or medical emergency such si/hi/emotion crisis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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