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Does narcissism and schizophrenia have anything to do with each other?

Does narcissism and schizophrenia have anything to do with each other?

No: Schizophrenics may happen to be narcissistic in some isolated findings, but if so, this is more of a coincidence than a relationship between the two entities. Schizophrenics are more likely to be paranoid and introverted with a small to negligible amount of close friends. ...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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Is there a connection between narcissism and schizophrenia?

Is there a connection between narcissism and schizophrenia?

No: Schizophrenia is an axis 1 thought disorder characterized by psychosis. Narcissism is an axis 2 cluster b personality trait. It is possible to have one, the other one, both or neither. ...Read more

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How can paranoid and schizophrenia relate to each other?

How can  paranoid and schizophrenia relate to each other?

A type: Schizophrenia, a thought disorder has variety of symptoms[hallucinations, delusions, withdrawal, minimal speech or social interaction] if the thought content is dominated by concerns about others talking about you, laughing at you, planning to harm you that is schizophrenia paranoid type. ...Read more

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How are the treatment of schizophrenia in 1960-1970 and today distinguished from each other?

How are the treatment of schizophrenia in 1960-1970 and today distinguished from each other?

Differences: With research we are learning more about schizophrenia and possible other neurotransmitters involved. There are a lot more antipsychotic available today than in 1960. With advances in technology, neuroimaging can be done to identify problem areas in the brain. Patients are not merely locked up in asylums, but instead take part in community based treatment. Overall, there is more support. ...Read more

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Can delirium have anything to do with schizophrenia?

Can delirium have anything to do with schizophrenia?

Different problems: Delirium is primarily a disorder of consciousness that affects ability to focus, sustain, or shift attention. In schizophrenia, there is no disturbance in consciousness -- but there is disorganization of behavior and thinking. People with schizophrenia can become delirious through medical illnesses, substance abuse & withdrawal, etc. Medications can sometimes produce delirium too. ...Read more

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Could delirium have anything to do with schizophrenia?

Could delirium have anything to do with schizophrenia?

Different: At a glance the symptoms of delirium and schizophrenia can appear to be very similar. Delirium is caused by an underlying medical condition. Once the medical condition is treated, the psychosis and confusion will likely resolve. Delirium also presents with confusion and disorientation while schizophrenia does not. ...Read more

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How common is schizophrenia?

How common is schizophrenia?

About 1%: Of general population, but may be higher or lower in certain groups. About 9% in siblings and 50% for monozygotic twins of people with schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How do you get schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: Nobody know for sure. Twin studies suggest there is a genetic component. Other risk factors may include viral infection in the mother during pregnancy, maternal malnutrition during pregnancy, stress early in life, childhood abuse or trauma, older parents, and drug use. ...Read more

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What can cause schizophrenia?

Simply...: A combination of genetic vulnerability and exposure to stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Narcissism (Definition)

A pervasive sense of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior, lack of empathy, need for admiration, fantasies o unlimited success, sense of entitlement, envious of others, often arrogant, exploitive of others as well as other characteristics. Person would definitely benefit by therapy but often by nature of the condition the person doesn't believe that there is ...Read more