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Help please? What is borderline schizophrenia?

Help please? What is borderline schizophrenia?

I am not sure: How this term is being used. I wonder if the person using the term is referring to prodromal (first stage ) schizophrenia. I would ask the person who used that terminology what they meant by it. ...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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What is the new term for borderline schizophrenia?

Terminology: I hear two terms in this question, both of which are current, and easily findable in the DSM5. Borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have borderline schizophrenia?

Is it possible that I have borderline schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: Firstly, do not diagnose yourself. Get a full psychiatric evaluation and inquire about medication options to control hallucinations and other symptoms. Also get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in psychotic disorders. DO IT TODAY. ...Read more

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Why does benadryl (diphenhydramine) alleviate symptoms of bipolar, borderline, autism, & schizophrenia? I only feel normal & able to think clearly when I've taken some.

Why does benadryl (diphenhydramine) alleviate symptoms of bipolar, borderline, autism, & schizophrenia? I only feel normal & able to think clearly when I've taken some.

Anti-cholinergic: Hard to say why, but it's not impossible. It's known to act on the CNS andyour experience is yours to know. Here's some info that might help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diphenhydramine Both the conditions you name and the chemistry are very complex. Don't over-use it, but as directed I'd guess it's safer than many other drugs that may not help as much as you say it does. Best! ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of schizophrenia?

What are the common symptoms of schizophrenia?

Hallucinations: 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 more

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How to tell if these are early symptom of schizophrenia?

What symptoms?: Please ask the question again and clarify what symptoms you are experiencing. ...Read more

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What are positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia?

A classification: An attempt to differentiate patients based on predominant symptoms. Positive are delusions and hallucinations and are thought to denote those with a better response to treatment. Negative symptoms include withdrawal, flat affect, poverty of speech, poor hygiene or grooming, low motivation, and anhedonia. These make the patient less accessible to any therapy and are less responsive to medication. ...Read more

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Is not taking life seriously a symptom of schizophrenia?Typical

Not as I know of: Could be just a personality set, could be a sign of immaturity, could be adhd, it depends how much it interferes with you life. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is schizophrenia and what are some symptoms?

Could you explain what is schizophrenia and what are some symptoms?

Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a group of brain disorders that make people interpret reality abnormally. It's usually chronic, but can have acute worsening. There can be hallucinations, delusions, difficulty speaking and organizing thoughts, thought disorder, social withdrawal, neglect of personal hygiene, trouble paying attention ; remembering, etc. Suicidal thoughts can be intense. Treatment required. ...Read more

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If you have 6 symptoms of schizophrenia , dies that mean you have it. I have had symptoms for 27 years?

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 more

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