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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)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in 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

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Can alcohol lower the seizure threshhold? I read somewhere that alcohol is an anticonvulsant, but somewhere else said it can induce seizure when drunk

Can alcohol lower the seizure threshhold? I read somewhere that alcohol is an anticonvulsant, but somewhere else said it can induce seizure when drunk

Both can be true: Although moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with increased seizure activity, binge drinking and alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures and even status epilepticus, a serious and potentially fatal condition. Most people with epilepsy are told to abstain from alcohol, and they are less likely than the general population to use or abuse alcohol. ...Read more

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How can one get schizophrenia?

Genetic: Either from heredity or from other causes which are largely unknown. We know that one has about a 50 % chance of having schizophrenia if both parents have it and about 10% if just one parent. Also, there are cases of schizophrenia in which no known family member has the condition. About 1% of the population has schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How bad does schizophrenia get?

How bad does schizophrenia get?

Beyond psychosis: I agree completely with dr. Elliott that psychotic symptoms such as hallucination and delusions can be severe. Worst thing about schizophrenia is that even when hallucinations and delusions are resolved, lack of motivation and cognitive problems will remain debilitating. Rehabilitation is needed to address these problems even when psychotic symptoms have been controlled with medication. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat schizophrenia?

Tx: Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are another alternative. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with medications include: family therapy, social skills training, vocational rehabilitation & individual therapy. ...Read more

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What can help control my schizophrenia?

Best approach: The best approach is a Board certified Psychiatrist known for working with both patient and family for the long term using one or more of currently quite good psychotropic drugs supportive partners and be sure to be patient and follow advice. ...Read more

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How bad is slight or mild schizophrenia?

Not Sure: There is no diagnosis of mild schizophrenia. For schizophrenia of different types, there is a wide range of symptom severity. Generally, schizophrenia can be very treatable and patients with schizophrenia can be functional and productive. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me about schizophrenia?

Can somebody tell me about schizophrenia?

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. ...Read more

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Can having schizophrenia mean I am crazy?

No: Schizophrenia is an illness. Just like other illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure, medication is used to keep it in check. The term "crazy" is just a word that people use due to the stigma toward mental illness. ...Read more