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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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I think i might have a rare schizophrenia and one of the symptoms is having fear I have a fear in napkins and when i told my mom. She denied it. Do i?

I think i might have a rare schizophrenia and one of the symptoms is having fear I have a fear in napkins and when i told my mom. She denied it. Do i?

See a psychiatrist: Your concerns about yourself indicate need to see a psychiatrist for an urgent evaluation. I cannot tell from your brief question here, whether you have schizophrenia, but a psychiatrist who interviews you and reviews your history would be able to make a clearer diagnosis & offer a treatment plan. Your mother may be frightened, but a psychiatrist can still help you. ...Read more

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I might have schizophrenia, what do I do? My grandmother has schizophrenia. I am only nineteen, but i fear that i might have it too. I sometimes feel like people are following me, and i make rash assumptions about certain things. Often the rash assumption

I might have schizophrenia, what do I do? My grandmother has schizophrenia. I am only nineteen, but i fear that i might have it too. I sometimes feel like people are following me, and i make rash assumptions about certain things. Often the rash assumption

Hard to tell: In many cases, there may be no real outward signs. In other cases, a person may talk to themselves or even gesture to themselves as if they are having a conversation with an imaginary person. In all cases, schizophrenia is best managed with treatment consisting of an antipsychotic medication. I prefer Invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) which is an injection lasting one month. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fear of schizophrenia. Have family history. What are preventive measures to not get the disease?

Fear of schizophrenia. Have family history. What are preventive measures to not get the disease?

Stay calm: Likelihood. Of your having it pretty low if you have doubts or see symptoms see a psychiatrist early treatment makes a big difference. ...Read more

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My biological father has schizophrenia, and he suffers from it since he was about my age. I am almost 21 years old now and i fear of getting it too.

Get to a doctor: I would get to a therapist or psychiatrist and proceed with an evaluation. All mental illness is heritable, but from males (father) to females (daughter) is less likely than fathers to sons. If you have ruled out other medical conditions, i would review symptoms with a therapist and perhaps seek proactive forms of treatment. ...Read more

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I am showing early signs of schizophrenia, but am not saying that is what it is. I am scared to talk to my doctor. I am scared to talk to my doctor in fear he will lock me up in a mental institution when I do not need it. I have seen things that others ca

Get help now: If you are right you can save yourself a great deal of grief by getting treatment before the symptoms become too severe. Generally psychiatric hospitalization isn't needed unless someone becomes dangerous to themselves or others and except in the case of real danger your doctor cannot lock you up against your will. You have a chance to save yourself a lot of misery --- use it. ...Read more

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What is anxiety disorders and schizophrenia have in common and how do they differ?

Very different : Schizophrenia involves delusions, hallucinations (mostly auditory), disorganized speech, disorganized behavior, and negative symptoms (flat emotion, low production of speech, goal directed behavior). Distortions of reality so to speak; anxiety disorders involve experiencing the process of anxiety chronically (preparing the body to cope with future threat) and fear in the case of panic and phobias. ...Read more

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Whats the best anti-anxiety pill that can be mixed with a schizophrenia medication?

Whats the best anti-anxiety pill that can be mixed with a schizophrenia medication?

It depends: The best medication is the one which is most effective and with a minimum of side effects. Some anti-anxiety medication can cause dependency, like xanax (alprazolam) and valium, for example. Also, it is possible, even likely that anxiety associated wirh schizophrenia could be caused by either needing more anti-psychotic medication or from side effects to that medication. Check with your psychiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can anxiety disorders and schizophrenia have in common and how do they differ?

What can anxiety disorders and schizophrenia have in common and how do they differ?

Different illnesses: Anxiety disorders are noted for primarily having either a high baseline level of anxiety (obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder), or intermittent, episodic anxiety (panic disorder), as their main characteristics. Schizophrenia is mostly noted for lack of emotion, disconnection with the external world, cognitive difficulty, and psychosis. They are both psychiatric illnesses. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more