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Doctor insights on: Aspergers Is Misdiagnosed As Schizophrenia

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How can it be that my diagnosis has changed from schizophrenia to asperger's syndrome?

How can it be that my diagnosis has changed from schizophrenia to asperger's syndrome?

Sit down &: discuss this with the diagnosing provider. It will provide a valuable opportunity to learn more about your condition. Take care. ...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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Is there any link at all between schizophrenia and aspergers syndrome? Are the two related in any way, shape or form?

Is there any link at all between schizophrenia and aspergers syndrome? Are the two related in any way, shape or form?

New perspective...: Research has shown that a significant number of people previously diagnosed with schizophrenia are being re-diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), to include Asperger's. This is happening due to our increased understanding of ASD and its effects. Talk to your MH provider about what this means for you. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed when you have aspergers syndrome increase your risk of schizophrenia?

Can smoking weed when you have aspergers syndrome increase your risk of schizophrenia?

YES: Smoking weed whether you have aspergers or not increases the risk of developing psychosis/schizophrenia. It also increase the chance of developing what in other countries is referred to as "amotivational syndrome" where the person level of motivation and volition drops significantly please stop using for your health feel better. ...Read more

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What are the major differences between autism, childhood schizophrenia and aspergers?

Severity: In autism social, communication and restricted range of or odd behaviors is characteristic, in asperger's disorder there are social pbms and a restricted range of, or odd behaviors. In schizophrenia, hallucinations and or delusions in the context of impairment is required. There is often someover lap in that perceptual abn can be present to different degrees in all 3. ...Read more

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Will I develop Schizophrenia from smoking Weed THC (4%).Sativa strain with THC:CBD being higher.I also have Asperger's syndrome ?

Will I develop Schizophrenia from smoking Weed THC (4%).Sativa strain with THC:CBD being higher.I also have Asperger's syndrome  ?

Maybe: More recent research and annecdotal reports show smorking marijuana to cause schizophrenia type symtoms. Marijuana use in any form will cause significant changes in your brain function. THC is a fat soluble substance and your brain is more than half fat by composition ...Read more

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My son who is 11 with aspergers has a psychosis for 6 months, he is better with geodon but he still hears voices, is this schizophrenia?

My son who is 11 with aspergers has a psychosis for 6 months, he is better with geodon but he still hears voices, is this schizophrenia?

Possible: A new test called Genocept by Genomind.com might help in tailoring medication approach to your son. It is a relatively new test, but when meds fail this test can help ...Read more

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Can there be even a tiny chance I have been misdiagnosed with schizophrenia?

Can there be even a tiny chance I have been misdiagnosed with schizophrenia?

Chance: There is always a chance of misdiagnosis. With schizophrenia there is not a blood test we can do to determine that you positively have it. The diagnosis is made by the symptoms you are having. In some cases illegal drug use and medical issues can also cause psychotic symptoms. If you have concerns, discuss them with your doctor or even your family. Getting a second opinion is another option. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia am i truly schizophrenia or am i misdiagnosed?

I am diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia am i truly schizophrenia or am i misdiagnosed?

Difficult to say: I can't really say you are misdiagnosed without a thorough evaluation. With schizophrenia it is common not to believe one even has an illness. Sometimes input from family/friends or asking your doctor to explain your diagnosis may help put things into perspective. They may also be able to describe the symptoms you have when you are on or off of your medication. ...Read more

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What can I do if i was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar or other mental illness?

What can I do if i was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar or other mental illness?

2nd Opinion: There is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion from another psychiatrist, if you feel you have been misdiagnosed or are unhappy with your treatment. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia sometimes misdiagnosed as psychotic depression and vice versa?

Differential dx: When faced with uncertainty whether a diagnosis is either schizophrenia or major depression with psychosis (or schizoaffective disorder) a good clinician will always have a differential diagnosis. The subsequent course of the illness, previous history, and other details will help refine the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger's Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more