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How to deal with schizophrenia in a positive way?

How to deal with schizophrenia in a positive way?

Adhere to treatment : The most positive thing, in my mind, that a person with schizophrenia can do is to stay on the treatment. One can live a normal life with schizophrenia. You must not stop your medication when you feel better and no longer think you need it. I think it would be a very positive thing to accept this idea, and then move on. ...Read more

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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


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How to deal with street people with schizophrenia?

How to deal with street people with schizophrenia?

Kindness: Dorthea dix spoke 2 state legislatures in the early 1900sabout the shameful conditions of the mentally ill who we're homeless in jails etc. Asylums were built to protect & nurture this population--now due to expense & protection of right to refuse rx pts r again homeless & in jails. ...Read more

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My husband won't take his zyprexa (olanzapine) for schizophrenia and hes hard t deal with. How can I convince him to take his meds?

My husband won't take his zyprexa (olanzapine) for schizophrenia and hes hard t deal with. How can I convince him to take his meds?

Medication non-: compliance is a MAJOR problem for a lot of mentally ill, especially schizophrenics. Try re-framing your approach. Tell him zyprexa (olanzapine) is like vitamins for the brain, or use another analogy. I tell patients that meds are like feul filters between the gas tank and the engine. The engine is fine but there's dirt in the gas. A three dollar part restores the engine to mark headings. ...Read more

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How can I deal with threatening relative- paranoid schizophrenia?

How can I deal with threatening relative- paranoid schizophrenia?

Options: If threats are credible notify authorities. Most states have civil commitment laws and if legal criteria are satisfied individuals with psychiatric illness who are at increased risk for violence can be mandated to treatment. Contact it lucas police department, probate court or 911. ...Read more

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My aunt has schizophrenia it's really hard to deal with and she's a real pain to be around. Her doctor recommended she see someone who performs brain mapping or is knowledgeable in brain mapping techniques. I'm unclear as to what this really means. Can so

My aunt has schizophrenia it's really hard to deal with and she's a real pain to be around. Her doctor recommended she see someone who performs brain mapping or is knowledgeable in brain mapping techniques. I'm unclear as to what this really means. Can so

Neurobiofeedback/EEG: Brain Mapping is a way of looking at how different areas of the brain function and communicate. How effectively are different areas of the brain doing their job. Multiple Modalities: brain health (EEG), brain processing speed (Evoke Potentials), heart health (EKG), mental health (neuropsychology). ...Read more

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What is the schizophrenia ?

What is the schizophrenia ?

Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions. ...Read more

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Could I have schizophrenia?

Don't know: Don't know since i don't know and don't know your symptoms or your history. However if the question is could anyone get schizophrenia, the answer is yes. Education, wealth, family support does not matter as far as whether one is stricken by schizophrenia, but those things can affect prognosis. ...Read more

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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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