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What are the symptoms of early stages of schizophrenia?

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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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A chronic mental disorder characterized by loss of touch with reality (psychosis), often with paranoia, delusions, and auditory hallucinations, ...Read more


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What're the symptoms of bipolar depression?

What're the symptoms of bipolar depression?

Variable: Bipolar depression is like unipolar depression, but more likely to include hypersomnia than insomnia. People with bipolar also can have mixed episodes which include symptoms of both mania and depression usually with pronounced irritability. ...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 early symptoms of bipolar disorders?

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What are early symptoms of bipolar disorders?

Early Bipolar: Also in youngsters, irritability and poor sleep patterns are 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 the symptoms of childhood bipolar disorder?

Officially? None.: It is not in the dsm. I'm glad, but some think it should be and that the symptoms are similar to adult but are marked by more rapid mood swings, hyperactivity and irritability. The highs and lows are intense and can be dangerous. These symptoms must also cause significant distress in the child, occur in more than just one setting -at school and at home- and last for at least 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clinical depression in children?

What are the symptoms of clinical depression in children?

Pretty much the: Same as adults: low mood, crying spells, loss of interest, low energy, etc. For more, check out the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. ...Read more

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What are the first signs, symptoms of depression?

What are the first signs, symptoms of depression?

Depressed mood: Depressed mood or inability to feel pleasure in things are the more prominent signs of a major depressive episode. Other symptoms include changes in sleep, changes in appetite, poor concentration, low energy, feelings of excessive guilt, moving too slow or too fast, and suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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What are the psychiatric/mental symptoms of dementia?

What are the psychiatric/mental symptoms of dementia?

There can be many.: Patients suffering from dementia can exhibit many different psychiatric symptom such as depression, anxiety, agitation, hopelessness, helplessness, suicidal ideation, apathy, mania, and psychosis. Some patients may exhibit aggression and combative behaviors. These underlying psychiatric symptoms/conditions should be assessed and treated independently of the underlying dementia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a manic depression person?

What are the symptoms of a manic depression person?

Depends : The classic symptoms go from a deep depression to high highs where the person might spend money foolishly or lavishly, not sleep, talk loud and fast , and might be anxious or paranoid. Not all people have classic symptoms so it is important for a professional to diagnose the disorder ...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 are the usual symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

BIPOLAR DISORDER: Manic depressive personality sometimes child is sad alternates with elation lasting for a few months.Stressful life events or other psychosocial factors may precede mood changes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

Resources : Go to aacap.Org, click on facts for families on the right side of the page. Put bipolar disorder in the search field and then click on bipolar disorder in children and teens. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of childhood onset schitozophrenia?

What are the symptoms of childhood onset schitozophrenia?

Childhood onset of: Schizophrenia is rare & is the same condition that occurs in adulthood. Symptoms include hallucinations; delusions (fixed false beliefs); irrational behavior & thinking; & problems carrying out routine daily tasks. Early diagnosis via proper psychiatric & psychological evaluation is necessary to develop appropriate individualized treatment plan to achieve best function. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of bipolar and autism similar?

Are the symptoms of bipolar and autism similar?

Not at all: Bipolar disorder (bd) is a waxing and waning problem with mood--depression or mania. Autism is a sustained problem with impairments in social interaction, language, and odd or unusual behaviors. Autism starts early in life and is not something you can "catch" later; bd most commonly starts in teens or later. Bd is responsive to medication; autism is not. ...Read more

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What symptoms occur first in a paranoid schizophrenic patient?

What symptoms occur first in a paranoid schizophrenic patient?

Difficult to say: It is unlikely to find a common symptom that presents first in paranoid schizophrenia. Problems socially or different perceptions of the world may exist long before true paranoia, hallucination, or delusion. Since the disorder is usually diagnosed in the late teens for men and early 20's for women, odd or unusual, even bizarre thinking may be present before the full disorder is identified. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of dementia?

What are the early symptoms of dementia?

It depends on Early!: Dementia is a syndrome presenting with significant decline in cognition, including short term memory, leading to behavioral problems and decline in ability to care for self. The onset is usually subtle, gradual and must be differentiated from other causes of imparement, like depression, delirium and normal aging. ...Read more

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What are the beginning signs of bipolar disorder?

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What are the beginning signs of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Lack of sleep, irritability/snappy, too much energy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar and depression disorder?

What are the symptoms of bipolar and depression disorder?

Bipolar: Dr. Fowler described major depressive d/o for you. Bipolar d/o includes episodes of both depression and mania/hypomania. Mania means times of increased energy, less need for sleep, feeling of racing thoughts & speech, increased impulsive behavior, sometimes poor judgment, elated or euphoric mood which can progress to irritable; can become psychotic with delusions and hallucinations too. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bipolar and symptoms of borderline personalility disorder?

They are different: Bipolar disorder is when a person experiences both extremely out of the ordinary moods (e.g. Reduced need for sleep, feeling high but with no drugs, etc) which then alternates with clinical depression. These two cycle back and forth. Borderline personality disorder on the other hand is a long-standing set of traits that a person has that include fear of abandonment and extreme emotions, etc. ...Read more

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