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Can You Live A Normal Life With Schizophrenia
?: Schizophrenia is a chronic illness and variably progressive. Symptoms may fluctuate and treatment may eliminate many of the symptoms and slow progression. If you have no hallucinations, disorganized thought process, or paranoia without medication it is possible you were misdiagnosed. Many other possibilities. See a psychiatrist. ...Read more
A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more
What is the prognosis? How likely is it that a person with schizophrenia will ever have a "normal" life?
It Depends: Many folks with schizophrenia can and do live "normal" lives, especially and usually if they are compliant with their medication regimens. The prognosis can thus vary greatly, depending again, on the level of compliance with the medications. Some studies suggest that those with schizophrenia do best when treated with a long acting injectable form of an antipsychotic drug, like Invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate).. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will schizophrenia deteriorate IQ intelligence overtime even with the use of atypical medications? I currently have schizophrenia. With the use of atypical medication I lead a normal life currently, but I am just concerned that schizophrenia will make me
Hello.: Hello. One of what is classified as "negative" symptoms of schizophrenia is cognitive decline with each psychotic episode. We are very blessed that atypical antipsychotics have come along because they can actually help with negative symptoms including cognitive decline. Two and a half decades ago, when I was in training, there were no medications that impacted negative symptoms. Now a person with well controlled schizoprhenia can actually have a pretty normal life. Preventing the psychotic breaks, helps to prevent from cognitive decline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was schizophrenic, now living my life normally but having problems with my dedication and job. Plz inform me is this schizophrenia related.
Could be: Schizophrenia is a chronic illness that requires ongoing help. Some symptoms are overtly psychotic -- like hallucinations and delusions. Other symptoms involve poor motivation, flat affect, and difficulty connecting with others and making decisions. All of these could affect your work. I've known schizophrenic people who work well, with ongoing medical help. Please see your psychiatrist. ...Read more
Schizophrenia: Being schizophrenic is not a normal existence. But if your fiance is taking his medications and working in treatment, his illness can get & stay in remission. If not, his illness may interfere with his ability to relate to you, including sexually. Also, sometimes the medications can interfere with libido as well. You can encourage him to keep working with his doctors and therapists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Http://www. Journalofpsychiatricresearch. Com/article/S0022-3956 (04)00069-X/abstract? Cc=y=
Check out this link. Although as a rule schizophrenics are typically mentally slower. However, there is a subset that have high intellect. ...Read more
Predisposition.: At mimimum there would already be predisposition for the development of schizoprhenia. ...Read more
What would happen if you took chlorpromazine and didn't have schizophrenia or any other disorder it is normally used to treat?
I think my question is being misunderstood. I have a normal mri, but have been diagnosed with schizophrenia... Can I have schizophrenia w/a normal mri?
Can someone with schizophrenia get married and have a normal relationship with family or friends?
It is possible for: People w/schizophrenia marry and have good relationships, but like other disorders, it needs to be treated and it is a risk factor. There are varying degrees of symptoms manifested when someone has schizophrenia and that needs to be considered also. The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you still have schizophrenia with a normal mri... Diagnosed with schizophrenia but had an MRI for a different reason and it said MRI was normal?
Are people who develop schizophrenia in early adulthood weird/depressed along with other mental issues as a child and teen? Or were they just normal
Weird?: Some people express symptoms or prodromal characteristics early in life. Many, if not most, showed no symptoms. The change in behavior is often what leads to diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Are these normal experiences to have for sleep paralysis, or do I have some sort of schizophrenia maybe?
Not necessarily: I'm assuming you are referring to hallucination experiences. There are normal experiences we can have called hypnagogic hallucinations. They happen in the transition state to and from sleep.The sounds can vary in intensity. People may imagine their name being called or the doorbell ringing. With schizophrenia the hallucinations occur at any time during the day and the age of onset is usually 19-25. ...Read more
If a mom has schizophrenia, how much percentage chance does her normal daughter have, of getting a schizophrenic child?
I have OCD and sometimes I get repetitive music stuck in my head. Sometimes it will repeat so much that I can faintly hear it. Is this normal? I'm scared I'm developing schizophrenia or something.
Common, not causal: Some symptoms are similar and the disorders can overlap but OCD does not lead to or become Sz. Of course you'd be scared - but that will not help, in fact it will hurt. Talk as openly as you can w/ your therapist about this. After an eval, I hope you can stop worrying. It's possible to learn how to get music out of your mind w/ meditation, but if it's nice - enjoy it. Learn some skills in Tx. ...Read more
Cousin takes thorazine (chlorpromazine) for schizophrenia. It works well. He developed tardive dyskinesia but its very subtle so dr doesn't want to take him off. Normal?
The symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia are- involuntary
• Facial grimacing
• Swinging of the jaw
• Repetitive chewing
• Tongue thrusting and twisting
• Puckering & smacking of the lips
• Rapid eye blinking & eyebrow raising
• Grunts and humming
Go with your cousin to see Psychiatrist, inform about your observations and concern; and discuss management of Thorazine (chlorpromazine) and Day Treatment Center for recovery. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia years ago, but my recent MRI shows normal, could I really have schizophrenia or is it something else?
Symptoms change: I would recommend a reevaluation if you're uncertain. Just because you were diagnosed years ago, doesn't mean the symptoms or disorder hasn't changed. Perhaps it is in a remitted state. Perhaps you have learned to manage symptoms so well they are no longer troubling you. Reevaluations in psych are quite common and part of the process in treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer