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Could one type of schizophrenia left untreated lead to worse condition?

Could one type of schizophrenia left untreated lead to worse condition?

Don't Delay: With a mental illness such as schizophrenia, early diagnosis and early treatment have been shown to improve the patient's prognosis significantly. To answer your question, any type of schizophrenia left untreated can lead to a worse condition. The same idea would apply to patients previously diagnosed who may be experiencing an exacerbation of their illness. Don't delay, seek help right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

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


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Hidrandenitis suppurativa at the last stage untreated for 10+ years having hereditary case leads to what further symptoms, result of this condition?

Hidrandenitis suppurativa at the last stage untreated for 10+ years having hereditary case leads to what further symptoms, result of this condition?

Hidrandenitis: Hidrandenitis is an inflammatory condition of apocrine glands found in the groin, perineum or axilla. These glands cancause nodules and can cause sinuses especially if found in the midline. ...Read more

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Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis

Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis

Can you clarify?: B12 deficiency can cause all sorts of neurological symptoms including problems with memory and focus; and so can a head injury. But severe B12 deficiency will also cause many other problems not associated with head trauma, including things like anemia or peripheral nerve issues. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if left untreated or at least undiagnosed, can bipolar disorder become full on depression?

Could you tell me if left untreated or at least undiagnosed, can bipolar disorder become full on depression?

Depression: In order to meet criteria for a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, the individual must have had at least one episode of clinical depression. So, clinical depression is one aspect of bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Will a person with Parkinson's die from the condition if left untreated?

Will a person with Parkinson's die from the condition if left untreated?

Progressive dz: Pts prognosis poor regardless of treatment. No therapy presently interupts the progression.Therapy improves symptoms early on and improves quality of life. ...Read more

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Can negative symptoms of schizophrenia worsen if left untreated by medication?

Can negative symptoms of schizophrenia worsen if left untreated by medication?

Yes: Schizophrenia if left untreated can cause loss of cognitive abilities, negative symptoms of schizophrenia - emotional blunting, cognitive functioning deficits. ...Read more

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I'm curious if left untreated or at least undiagnosed, can bipolar disorder become full on depression?

I'm curious if left untreated or at least undiagnosed, can bipolar disorder become full on depression?

Sure: Yes there are suibstitute foods depending on what needs to be achieved. Most fish has good protein and some fish oils which are good for your health.Chicken can also give good proteins but it does not have the oils that the fish provides. But make sure that you remove the skin from the chicken in order to remove the anima lfats which are not healthy. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with severe central sleep apnea - idiopathic. Is this likely to lead to sudden death or will treatment options markedly i'?

I have just been diagnosed with severe central sleep apnea - idiopathic.  Is this likely to lead to sudden death or will treatment options markedly i'?

Improved Health : You are on the road to improving your health and minimizing risks for life shortening factors. Carefully consider the treatment recommendations for your particular condition and definitely implement them completely. In no time you will feel the difference in improved energy and strength and be well on your way to the vibrant life you have been waiting for! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of psychosis ? And i read somewhere that nerve damage due to vit B12 deficiency can cause psychosis.Is it true.?

What are the symptoms of psychosis ? And i read somewhere that nerve damage due to vit B12 deficiency can cause psychosis.Is it true.?

Causes : Vit b 12 deficiency manifests as neurological sx. Also included have been manifestations of psychosis. Psychosis refers to a cluster of symptoms associated with loss on contact with reality. ...Read more

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Could ischemic heart disease be diagnosed and treated. Could it be that type of disease cause dizziness , severe headaches ?

Could ischemic  heart  disease be diagnosed and treated. Could it be that type of disease cause dizziness , severe headaches ?

C Below: Ischemic heart disease can present in many ways. A typical scneario would be oppresive chest pain, lasting minutes, relieved by rest or nitroglycerin. In diabetics presentation might be different. Considering your risk factors are important in this case HTN, Low HDL, High LDL, Age, Family HX, Smoking ...Read more

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Can untreated severe secondary osteoporosis of the spine, without fracture cause death? And how?

Can untreated severe secondary osteoporosis of the spine, without fracture cause death? And how?

OP mortality: 859000 medicare patients at least 65 included in this review. 4 year survival after fracture 50% without surgery (kyphoplasty or vetebroplasty). With surgery, 24-44% lower mortality over 4 years. Secondary causes of death more likely. Only 28% in one study died as a direct result of fracture. Lung, stroke, etc more likely. Journal of bone and mineral research, vol. 26, no. 7, july 2011. ...Read more

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What could be the consequences of an untreated brief psychotic disorder?

What could be the consequences of an untreated brief psychotic disorder?

Brief psychosis: This would depend on the nature and duration of the psychotic symptoms. If it's truly a "brief psychotic disorder, " the person has already returned to usual functioning--that's good! but, psychotic symptoms that last at least a day are best evaluated by a professional to ensure proper diagnosis and to determine whether treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage if left untreated for months.is it true.?

Yes: Besides for anemia maybe 12 deficiency can cause neurologic problems. This would be very unusual in somebody your age but this is something you need to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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