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Does eating pot brownies lead to early onset schizophrenia?

Does eating pot brownies lead to early onset schizophrenia?

Yes, earlier onset: Research results seem to show that marijuana (pot, mj) can start a person's schizophrenia sooner than if he did not use mj. A person, especially a teenager (maybe because his brain is not fully developed), with a family history of schizophrenia or other psychosis, should know his family history and avoid experimenting with mj or other illegal drugs that might have a similar effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can early childhood sexual abusive lead to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type? With no family history of schizophrenia?

Can early childhood sexual abusive lead to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?  With no family history of schizophrenia?

Can happen..: If it has been so severe and chronic that a usual sequence would be ptsd first, then psychotic features from initial flashback. Eventually the personality becomes so fragile it detaches from reality. Add to this genetic vulnerabilities that are not apparent to people in the family. Many reasons abuse in families can make it difficult to get all the data. Environment and genes are key. ...Read more

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How can early-onset of schizophrenia be treated?

How can early-onset of schizophrenia be treated?

Atypicals: Atypical antipsychotics are very helpful. Early schizophrenia can be a confusing and depressing time - most of the patients i treat opt for acupuncture as well - as it helps them to remain grounded. ...Read more

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What does an early onset of schizophrenia feel like?

Prodrome: Prodromal symptoms of schizophrenia may include social withdrawal, loss of interest in activities, spending time alone-doing very little, lack of communication, digressive speech, early disorganization of thoughts & unusual perceptual experiences. During the prodromal phase - the person often knows that something is wrong and can become depressed as a result. ...Read more

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What is the age range for early onset schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia onset: Schizophrenia, which is a brain disease and affects around one percent of the population, usually begins in one's late teens or early 20s. Early onset schizophrenia is quite rare. A great resource is to check out the work of dr. Judith rapaport from the national institute of mental health. Here she is on youtube: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=kwluvic4x6m. ...Read more

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Is the onset of early adult schizophrenia sudden or gradual?

Is the onset of early adult schizophrenia sudden or gradual?

Either: Schizophrenia can present for some individuals abruptly while others it is a more gradual onset. Usually it is more of a gradual onset. ...Read more

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What would outsiders see at the early onset of schizophrenia symptoms?

Decline in function: They may see social withdrawal or isolation, lack of self-care (poor hygiene), constricted range of emotional expression, decreased motivation, and an overall decline in their normal level of function. ...Read more

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What is the mind state of early onset of symptoms for schizophrenia? Because i wonder about myself sometimes..?

What is the mind state of early onset of symptoms for schizophrenia? Because i wonder about myself sometimes..?

Early signs : Onset of schizophrenia is usually in late adolescence to early adulthood. Sometimes the onset can be rapid or gradual. Early signs can be social isolation, deterioration in hygiene, paranoia, inapproriate laughter, hallucinations, making irrational or odd statements, appear emotionless or unmotivated, may abandon hobbies and activites and their performance at work or school deteriorates. ...Read more

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If I talk to myself is that a sign of early onset schizophrenia?

If I talk to myself is that a sign of early onset schizophrenia?

Talk to self: That is normal, unless u have other psychotic symptoms such as parables or hallucinations or you behave oddly in social cituations and avoid everything and everyone for fear of hidden motives. ...Read more

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Can years of bipolr lead to schizophrenia? I think I have it. How would i know? What are the onset symptoms? I do things that i can't remember doing.

Diagnoses: Psychiatric diagnoses are imprecise since they are mostly based on descriptions of behavior. Sz rarely appears later than the 20's and is more about odd perceptions (hallucinations) and thinking (delusions). Bipolar is moods (depression ; mania) and energy. Severe episodes of either can appear to have cross-over elements. Whatever, be careful as possible and use therapy to the best ends you can. ...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