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Can there be such a thing as alcohol-induced schizophrenia?

Can there be such a thing as alcohol-induced schizophrenia?

Alcohol induced: There is an alcohol-induced psychotic disorder with delusions and hallucinations, but it's not the same as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is an independent and chronic mental illness on its own -- with a different longitudinal course and usually family history also. Alcohol could certainly worsen symptoms in someone with schizophrenia. ...Read more

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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


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Could one with schizophrenia drink alcohol?

Could one with schizophrenia drink alcohol?

If at all...: Only in moderation. Alcohol has numerous ill effects on general as well as mental health. The sedative effects of alcohol can be worsened by many psychiatric medications which can be life threatening risk of alcohol use disorders is elevated in individuals who suffer from schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Can schizophrenia be temporarily or permanently induced?

Can schizophrenia be temporarily or permanently induced?

Psychosis can: Schizophrenia is a lifelong illness, with many causes including genetics influenced by environmental factors. It cannot be "induced." however, psychosis, which is the loss of reality testing, and hearing things which are not there or seeing things which are not there, or becoming irrationally paranoid, can be "induced" by many different drugs or even some illnesses, and then can go away. ...Read more

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How can one induce his manic side without alcohol, drugs?

How can one induce his manic side without alcohol, drugs?

Manic episodes: The obvious way is to use "speed" (amphetamines) but this is illegal and ill-advised. In general, directly targeting "your manic side" is not a good idea because it puts you out of control. A healthy way to induce vibrance, vitality, energy is meditation. Much safer. No adverse side-effects. And it helps you to be who you really are and were meant to be. ...Read more

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My husband drinks alcohol , unlimitedly but he never end up with vomiting. He never listens to anybody till he falls down.I want to induce vomiting pl?

My husband drinks alcohol , unlimitedly but he never end up with vomiting. He never listens to anybody till he falls down.I want  to induce vomiting pl?

Alclholism: Alcoholism is mainly an inherited problem with painful consequences mentally and medically to oneself and to the children who also will bear the gene. Those people have inborn excessive amount of enzymes to digest alcohol as soon as they drink it his body has too strong tolerance to alcohol. He surely is also severely mentally sick. Talk to his doctor to save him. He is too sick to be realistic. ...Read more