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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Undifferentiated Schizophrenia

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What's acute schizophrenia, undifferentiated schizophrenia and simple schizophrenia? Is there a difference? Are they the same? The symptoms?

What's acute schizophrenia, undifferentiated schizophrenia and simple schizophrenia? Is there a difference? Are they the same? The symptoms?

BOTTOM LINE: A psychiatrist is in a position to evaluate and prescribe medication (usually necessary) and other modalities. Psychosis needs help. If you're asking about someone else, talk with the treating therapist and try to become part of the process. ...Read more

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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Can a person be diagnosed from catatonic schizophrenia to undifferentiated schizophrenia?

Can a person be diagnosed from catatonic schizophrenia to undifferentiated schizophrenia?

Diagnoses do change: In my experience diagnoses do change. Sometimes a particular symptom changes or is treated by other means. ...Read more

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What are the causes of schizophrenia or schitzoaffective disorder?

What are the causes of schizophrenia or schitzoaffective disorder?

Some causes: Genetics due play a role, but in a small percentage. Environmental factors may be involved, such as exposure to viruses or malnutrition before birth, problems during birth, and psychosocial factors. Another cause is an imbalance in the brain involving the neurotransmitters Dopamine and glutamate, and possibly others play a role in schizophrenia. More research is needed - still a lot of unknowns. ...Read more

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Do high fevers cause schizophrenia?

No: High fevers may cause a person to become confused or hallucinate, but that is not schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the causes of schizophrenia?

Multifactorial: Actual is yet to be known does involve an inherited or spontaneously acquired genetic risk and concurrent stress the resultant symptoms are currently believed to be contributed to by aberrant functions of neurochemicals in the central nervous system. Ultimately, this is likely too simple of an explanation. ...Read more

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What causes schizophrenia? Is there a cure for it?

Schizophrenia : Genetically based chronic psychiatric illness. Treatment provides symptom relief. ...Read more

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Is there evidence that dopamine is the cause of schizophrenia?

Hypothesis : I believe you're referring to a theory known as the dopamine hypothesis. Dopamine is a nerotransmitter which, according to the theory, is in excess. That means there's too much dopamine in the neuroreceptors, and this contributes to the symptoms of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Which types of deficiencies in childhood can cause schizophrenia?

Which types of deficiencies in childhood can cause schizophrenia?

Not a cause: Deficiency of any kind is not known to be a cause of schizophrenia (a brain disorder). The precise cause of schizophrenia is unknown. Some researchers suspect that environmental factors may increase the risk of triggering schizophrenia. Viruses, toxins or malnutrition while in the womb, stressful life circumstances, and taking psychoactive drugs during adolescence are also being studied, e.g. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can schizophrenia medication cause a man to become sterile?

Help plz! Can schizophrenia medication cause a man to become sterile?

Yes.: Antipsychotics causes Dopamine blockade increasing levels of Prolactin which causes unovulation and irregular menstrual cycles due to decrease levels of Follicle stimulating hormones and Estrogen. It also causes decrease libido, galactorrhea and osteoporosis. For man, the there is decrease in testosterone and galactorrhea and decrease libido. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could schizophrenia medication cause a man to become sterile?

Please tell me, could schizophrenia medication cause a man to become sterile?

Don't count on it: Please continue to use contraception and practice safe sex. If you believe you are having infertility problems, you should seek medical help to evaluate the cause of infertility. Many men who take schizophrenia medication are able to father children. Sterility is not a common side effect of medications. ...Read more

Anaplastic (Definition)

This largely relates to cancer cells and is a description of how variant the structure and division pattern is from normal cells. An anaplastic cells has weird internal componens, sometimes extra nuclei, and a bizarre pattern of division. They are usually more rapidly dividing and are a serious type of abnormality ...Read more