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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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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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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

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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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Could you tell me what is the evidence that says dopamine is the cause of schizophrenia?

It's not: The Dopamine hypothesis was obviously not the full story even in the 1970's. Schizophrenia is a neurodegenerative disease, with particular nerve cells lost that are required for logical thinking and keeping dreams out of waking life. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more