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Can Paranoid Schizophrenia Lead To Catatonic Schizophrenia
Catatonia, which is characterized by motoric immobility (inability to move) such as catalepsy or stupor (significant altered levels of consciousness) , mutism( inability to speak) , negativism , is shown in about 10-15% of patients with schizophrenia. The can respond to benzodiazepines, Abilify ...Read more
No: Technically the diagnoses are mutually exclusive. In schizophrenia, symptoms of psychosis would be much more prevalent as compared to the mood symptoms. Whereas in schizoaffective disorder neither the mood symptoms or the psychosis predominate. Frequently though people can at one time or other be diagnosed as either, because the diagnosis is only as good as the history available at that time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially: If you have family history of thought disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar i disorder with psychotic features, you are at a higher risk than the general population to develop psychosis after smoking marijuana, which may not resolve when you stop smoking. Be careful please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you mean borderline personality disorder, it does not lead to schizophrenia. The 2 are completely different illnesses -- schizophrenia leads to long-term thought disorder and psychotic symptoms. If by chance your acronym refers to bipolar disorder, this differs from schizophrenia also. But having both episodes of depression & mania, plus ongoing psychotic symptoms = schizoaffective d/o. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnoses do change: In my experience diagnoses do change. Sometimes a particular symptom changes or is treated by other means. ...Read more
Yes: Amphetamines can mimic mania, and both amphetamine use and mania can provoke hypersexual activity. "deviant" is here a difficult word to understand--whether you mean it colloquially or in an older sense referring to abnormal (now called "paraphilic"). But in general, impulses of many kinds--sexual, aggressive, risky--that one might not want to act on can be disinhibited and exaggerated by both. ...Read more
Does all schizophrenia involve paranoia? Is paranoid schizophrenia a different condition than schizophrenia?
No.: Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects perception, cognition (thinking), emotion, communication & behavior. Different subtypes have been identified. The most salient symptoms of persons diagnosed w/ "paranoid" subtype are paranoia (thoughts about being persecuted by a person/group &/or about conspiracies) & hallucinations (typically hearing &/or seeing things that aren't there). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Deterioration: Brief psychoses are just that - brief. Psychotic episodes in schizophrenia cause deterioration mentally and lead to diminished functioning over time.That loss does not come back for the most part especially without psychiatric care. Brief psychotic disorders by definition have a beginning and end and don't often cause the kind of functional deterioration that psychosis in schizophrenia does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very different: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. Depending on treatment, people may or may not be able to hold jobs or relate well to others. Ocd is an anxiety disorder, and is not psychotic. It's characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive, ritualized behaviors. Both can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: They are different things. Psychosis refers to failures in reality testing (like delusions or hallucinations). It is possible that someone with a paranoid psychosis might be misdiagnosed with paranoid personality in the early stages of the illness, before psychotic symptoms become evident. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can early childhood sexual abusive lead to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type? With no family history of schizophrenia?
Can happen..: If it has been so severe and chronic that a usual sequence would be ptsd first, then psychotic features from initial flashback. Eventually the personality becomes so fragile it detaches from reality. Add to this genetic vulnerabilities that are not apparent to people in the family. Many reasons abuse in families can make it difficult to get all the data. Environment and genes are key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are mental illnesses narcissistic personality disorder and psychotic depression related to one another?
It can happen: The 2 conditions are not directly related. But narcissistic personality-disordered people can become very depressed -- sometimes even psychotically so. This may happen due to perceived failures in empathy, to which they are exquisitely sensitive. Rather than being a little hurt and getting over it like less impaired people might, an npd person may lose his/her entire feeling of self-hood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At the extremes: Severe depression and severe mania, the extreme ends of the bipolar spectrum, can indeed cause psychosis, which can include hallucinations. This is a very dangerous state to be in, and if it is you or a close loved one, you need immediate evaluation and to get started on therapy before the disorder causes you to do something that can affect your life forever. ...Read more
Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?
Both psychotic dxs: The criteria for a diagnosis of schizophrenia are more complex, generally including two or more "characteristic" symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, etc) as well as social/occupational dysfunction and other elements. A diagnosis of delusional disorder requires non-bizarre delusions (situations that occur in real life) and no significant functional impairment (among other requirements). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paranoid schizophrenia is a disorder in which an individual experiences delusions, commonly of persecution by others, real or imagined. This disorder is often accompanied by auditory hallucinations (hearing things that aren't there) as well as other perception disturbances which may affect ...Read more
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