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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Schizophrenia is a serious, non-contagious mental illness. Sometimes schizophrenia is romanticized as some sort of creative, artistic state of mind. It is a devastating illness. Suggest you read http://infocenter.nimh.nih.gov/nimh/product/Schizophrenia/NIH%2010-3517.You may want to talk to a mental health professional as to way you'd want to have schizophrenia. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will antipsychotics for schizophrenia do anything for me if i experience more negative symptoms than positive symptoms?
My brother has been suffering from schizophrenia for the last 6 yrs, and he is on risperidal 6mg per day. Is there anything else we can do for him?
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