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Early signs of altzheimer?

Early signs of altzheimer?

Mostly memory loss: Alzheimer's dementia starts earlier than previously thought with declining intellectual capacity and memory. Mild at first it's excused as "absent minded, you're just tired, it's my adhd". The one affected is often in denial of the loss. Eventually newer memory fades & new memory isn't formed. Cognition declines, paranoia & delusions may occur & motor skills(even swallowing) & self care deteriorate. ...Read more

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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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Are there early childhood signs of schizophrenia?

Are there early childhood signs of schizophrenia?

YES: A good number of people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia as adults have evidence of information processing irregularity in childhood. ...Read more

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What are some early signs of schizophrenia?

What are some early signs of schizophrenia?

Many: Some early signs are: aloofment, detachment, isolation, confusion, paranoia, suspiciousness, withdrawal, internal stimulations/distractions and erratic or bizarre behaviors. Those are part of the "prodromal phase" and need to last for at least six months. Or sometimes, a person will have his or her first psychotic episode without a prodromal phase. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early stages of schizophrenia?

These can vary: Early symptoms may reflect lack of connection or interest in others, mood changes, unusal patterns of speech or logic, inappropriate affect in relation to thoughts, unusual or delusional beliefs, and lack of pleasure. Paranoid schizophrenia usually has later onset but early symptoms may also include beliefs one is being watched, followed, ideas of special powrs, and thoughts of being persecuted. ...Read more

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What are early signs of depression?

Depression symptoms: The first symptoms you may have vary from person to person. Symptoms of depression include: a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, poor motivation, and irritabiliy. If you have suicidal thoughts you should seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of schizoprenia?

What are the early signs of schizoprenia?

Hearing voices: You may experience depression in high school, then begin to hear a voice when you are alone occasionally. You may begin to feel "different" than others, and believe people are watching you or out to get you. Hallucinations are key. ...Read more

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What are early signs of parkinson's?

What are early signs of parkinson's?

Symptoms parkinsons: Symptoms of parkinsons may be slowness of movement, a tremor in one hand at rest, changes in the voice, unexplained falling, or trouble turning over in bed or fastening buttons on shirt. ...Read more

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Signs of early pregnancy?

Signs of early pregnancy?

Varies from person: For some the first sign is a missed period without other noticeable early changes at all. For others, you may have one or more of the following symptoms: nausea day or night, increased urinary frequency, breast tenderness, marked fatigue, mood changes, food dislikes or cravings, stronger smell sensations, constipation, bloating, mild cramping, low grade headache. Do a pregnancy test to confirm. ...Read more

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Early signs of pregnancy?

Early signs of pregnancy?

A positive preg test: In today's world there is no real reason to try to guess whether or not you are pregnant based on symptoms. If you are wondering if you are pregnant or not then simply take an over the counter pregnancy test. They are cheap and reliable and then you will have your answer. Tests are often positive before someone begins to have symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pregrenancy at early stage?

Symptoms of pregrenancy at early stage?

Missed period: Early pregnancy is symptom free until the fetus is big enough to have blood cells and chemicals to share with the mother's body. That is about fourteen days after conception. Thus the missed period is the first valid early pregnancy symptom. ...Read more

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Early signs and symptoms of pregnancy?

Early signs and symptoms of pregnancy?

A specific set: Early signs and symptoms of pregnancy include breast enlargement and tenderness, nausea and/or vomiting, weight gain, abdominal fullness, and period irregularity with either spotting or missed periods. Keep track of your gal's periods on a calendar so you are aware of her fertile days, expected period times, and possible times to look for these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of getting delirium tremens?

What are the early signs of getting delirium tremens?

See below: Shakes and agitation are early signs but are often seen in alcohol withdrawal that does not proceed to dts. Confusion and hallucinations are more specific but these are no longer early signs. If yu have any signs of withdrawal, you need to be under medical care. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of tourettes?

What are the early signs of tourettes?

See below.: Tourette syndrome is characterized by chronic motor and vocal tics beginning before adulthood. People with tourette's typically have repetitive, stereotyped movements or vocalizations, such as blinking, sniffing, facial movements, or tensing of muscle groups. Patients can also have adhd, obsessive-compulsive disorder, poor impulse control, and other behavioral issues. Symptoms can vary over time. ...Read more

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What are early signs and symptoms of autism?

What are early signs and symptoms of autism?

In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns.Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more

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What are signs of early miscarriage?

What are signs of early miscarriage?

Bleeding . . .: A positive pregnancy test with bleeding, particularly heavy bleeding with cramps, is most suggestive. If pregnancy symptoms like fatigue, urinary frequency, breast tenderness, nausea, and vomiting suddenly improve, or if none of those symptoms appear despite the positive pregnancy test, you should be suspicious. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of demensia?

What are the early signs of demensia?

Dementia: Memory, orientation, self care, alertness, attention, changes at night such as confusion or sleep patterns. ...Read more

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What are the signs of early stage anorexia?

What are the signs of early stage anorexia?

Obsessions: Early symptoms of anorexia usually include increasing obsession with one's weight and compulsive exercise. This is followed by intentional weight loss and attempts to conceal the weight loss by wearing baggy or oversized clothing. The individual will begin to develop a distorted body image thinking they are fat. This is a serious illness with high mortality. Treatment should be started early. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of catatonic schizophernia?

What are the early symptoms of catatonic schizophernia?

Odd ideas, voices: Schizophrenia usually first shows in late teens or early 20s with social withdrawal and odd ideas that don't make sense to others. Auditory hallucinations (imaginary voices) are common too, although the person may not admit to hearing them. Self-care (hygiene, grooming) suffer, as well as school or work performance. Catatonia — stupor, immobility, posturing — is not usually an early symptom. ...Read more

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What are some early signs of schizophrenia?

Many: Some early signs are: aloofment, detachment, isolation, confusion, paranoia, suspiciousness, withdrawal, internal stimulations/distractions and erratic or bizarre behaviors. Those are part of the "prodromal phase" and need to last for at least six months. Or sometimes, a person will have his or her first psychotic episode without a prodromal phase. ...Read more

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I am showing early signs of schizophrenia, but am not saying that is what it is. I am scared to talk to my doctor. I am scared to talk to my doctor in fear he will lock me up in a mental institution when I do not need it. I have seen things that others ca

I am showing early signs of schizophrenia, but am not saying that is what it is. I am scared to talk to my doctor. I am scared to talk to my doctor in fear he will lock me up in a mental institution when I do not need it. I have seen things that others ca

Get help now: If you are right you can save yourself a great deal of grief by getting treatment before the symptoms become too severe. Generally psychiatric hospitalization isn't needed unless someone becomes dangerous to themselves or others and except in the case of real danger your doctor cannot lock you up against your will. You have a chance to save yourself a lot of misery --- use it. ...Read more

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What are the first or early signs/symptoms of schizophrenia ?

Schizophrenia : Social withdrawal, moodiness, increasingly eccentric thoughts, possible delusions and/or hallucinations, paranoia, to name a few. A psychiatric evaluation is of paramount importance. ...Read more

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Are there early childhood signs of schizophrenia?

YES: A good number of people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia as adults have evidence of information processing irregularity in childhood. ...Read more

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

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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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Could you tell me what are some early signs of schizophernia?

Could you tell me what are some early signs of schizophernia?

Sxs: Schizophrenia has 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 what is going on. ...Read more

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Why do I always get nauseous/dizzy in car rides..? Could this be just anxiety or early signs of schizophenia?

Why do I always get nauseous/dizzy in car rides..? Could this be just anxiety or early signs of schizophenia?

Possibly anxious: I think anxiety could predispose to the easier experience of nausea during car trips. In theory, i suppose someone with schizophrenia who was particularly paranoid or anxious would also get sick a little easier during car rides although I am not aware of that being a recognized indication of a predisposition towards developing a thought disorder like schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of schizophrenia?

Prodromal sxs: Prodromal symptoms of schizophrenia may include social withdrawal, loss of interest in activities, spending time alone-doing very little, lack of communication, digressive speech, unusual perceptual experiences. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of schizophrenia?

Only some: Functional decline, social isolation, personality changes are some of the early symptoms of schizophrenia. However, the lack of these does not rule out the possibility. Accurate diagnosis is only possible in person, evaluation by a psychiatrist is the norm. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs of very severe schizophrenia?

What are the signs of very severe schizophrenia?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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What are the common serious signs of schizophrenia?

What are the common serious signs of schizophrenia?

All serious: Signs of schizophrenia can be social isolation, deterioration in hygiene, paranoia (i.e. The fbi is watching them), 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.This link gives moreinfo: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.Shtml. ...Read more

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What can be initial warning signs of schizophrenia?

Prodromal symptoms.: Prodromal symptoms of schizophrenia may include social withdrawal, loss of interest in activities, spending time alone-doing very little, lack of communication, digressive speech, unusual perceptual experiences. ...Read more

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Can you describe the initial signs of schizophrenia?

Can you describe the initial signs of schizophrenia?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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What are the childhood signs of schizophrenia appeared in adulthood?

What are the childhood signs of schizophrenia appeared in adulthood?

Not diagnostic: When schizophrenia is diagnosed in a teenage or adult, in retrospect one may reflect that their personality seemed a little off compared to siblings, especially socially. I have experience with 4: two seemed completely normal until mid teens, the other 2 avoided eye contact, had tactile sensitivity, and seemed anxious, sx seen with pervasive devel dis, or ASD. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/childhood-schizophrenia/basics/symptoms/CON-20029260 ...Read more

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What are the first signs that someone has, or is beginning to get, schizophrenia?

What are the first signs that someone has, or is beginning to get, schizophrenia?

Signs: This is a good question, and hard to answer. Behavioral changes will occur sometimes dramatically, often more gradually. Social withdrawal is common, eccentric or odd behaviors, sleep disturbances are others. Certainly having hallucinations or internal preoccupation is seen ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia?

See below: Disorganized thoughts, hallucinations (especially auditory), illogical or paranoid ideas, social withdrawal, trouble with decision-making, schizophrenia should be diagnosed by a psychiatrist. It's a tough disorder but usually manageable with medications. One of the great hindrances is the reluctance of many schizophrenics to see that they are sick. ...Read more

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Is hearing people that aren't there at night a sign of pre schizophrenia?

Sometimes: Hearing people at night that aren't there is can occur when first going to sleep at night or just waking up. In most cases it doesn't indicate any disorder. There is no evidence that this is pre-schizophrenia although people who are developing schizophrenia can have the same experience. In schizophrenia there commonly is progression to extensive hearing and seeing things" believed" to be real. ...Read more

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Is it true that hearing things that arent there at night a sign of pre schizophrenia?

Not necessarily: There are normal experiences we can have called hypnagogic hallucinations. They happen in the transition state to and from sleep. The sounds can vary in intensity. People may imagine their name being called or the doorbell ringing. With schizophrenia the hallucinations occur at any time during the day and the age of onset is usually 19-25. ...Read more

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Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Greater demand: Subtle processing irregularities may not be identified in earlier years when the environmental demands were not as complex, , and individuals are developing skills to meet the needs of theri irregular processing instead of developing more typical skills so with the adolescent brain pruning thier function is more compromised that is functional. ...Read more

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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