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Can someone with schizophrenia travel on commercial airlines?

Can someone with schizophrenia travel on commercial airlines?

Same Rights As US: Persons suffering from schizophrenia can and do travel on commercial airlines. With proper treatment they can control their symptoms and normalize their behaviors. Most airlines offer special considerations and/or services designed to assist travelers who might have a chronic mental illness such as schizophrenia. Schizophrenics can also travel by rail or bus in addition to driving a car. ...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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How can you know someone has schizophrenia?

How can you know someone has schizophrenia?

It may be difficult: It may not be particularly apparent for an observer to know whether or not someone has schizophrenia. With the most common type-paranoid schizophrenia-the person may not say anything or really do anything which would cause others to think there is a problem. Often, only after careful investigation and an evaluation by a psychiatrist will the diagnosis of schizophrenia be able to be made. ...Read more

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What are the first signs that someone has, or is beginning to get, schizophrenia?

Signs: This is a good question, and hard to answer. Behavioral changes will occur sometimes dramatically, often more gradually. Social withdrawal is common, eccentric or odd behaviors, sleep disturbances are others. Certainly having hallucinations or internal preoccupation is seen ...Read more

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What hope is there for someone with schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: There are various forms of schizophrenia. We have third and fourth generation medicines today that may treat the majority of the patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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Can someone have schizophrenia and bilpolar at the same time?

Can someone have schizophrenia and bilpolar at the same time?

Schizoaffective: Schizoaffective disorder is an extremely serious illness that can be thought of as a combination of schizophrenic (psychosis) and bipolar disorder (the old term being manic depression) with involves extreme mood swings. ...Read more

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How can you save someone who may have the prodromal phase of schizophrenia?

First assess!: Many disorders, from pervasive developmental disorder to depression to personality disorder may suggest early schizophrenia, so a thorough evaluation, possibly including sophisticated tests for biological markers associated with schizophrenia, should be the first stop. If there is a prodrome, start with cognitive behavioral therapy, add fish oil, and consider antipsychotics. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when someone with schizophrenia laughs at nothing?

Internal stimuli: When people who are suffering from schizophrenia are struggling with internal experiences that have no correspondence to their environment they will appear to be behaving in a bizarre manner. When they hear a voice saying a humorous statement or see a visual hallucination that is silly they may respond with laughter. Their impulse control and social awareness may be compromised as well. ...Read more

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Can malaria cause someone present with sxs similar to schizophrenia for years?

Can malaria cause someone present with sxs similar to schizophrenia for years?

Not likely: The two diseases are incredibly dissimilar. When malaria does produce alterations in thought patterns it is due to delerium from markedly elevated fevers, to profound anemia with cerebral hypoxia, to cerebral malaria (p. Falciparum), or to associated mosquito borne infections with other organisms, all of which are acute illnesses, often resulting in death. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come schizophrenia the most common from the psychoses?

Why is impossible to: Answer. It would be like asking why a certain percentage of the population gets seizures. It is what it is. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone might be developing schizophrenia or a personality disorder?

You might not: Be able to tell. You might pick up on something that is different or unusual, but you need a psychiatric evaluation to provide a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan. ...Read more

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