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Is Autistic Spectrum Disorder Related To Paranoid Schizophrenia
What medication can a person with petit mal epilepsy if they take Latuda for their paranoid schizophrenia and autism?
Oooh, good question: The two most commonly prescribed meds for absence (petit mal) epilepsy are ethosuximide and valproate. Both interact with Latuda by an additive effect of psychomotor retardation (dullness) and risk of depression. This can be managed by slow ramp-up of drugs, clear information of what to look for, and input from famiily/friends about overall function. With dose adjustments both may be managed. ...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
Asd: It might be possible if we knew your symptoms. Please resubmit your question so we can give you a proper answer. ...Read more
Cause Unknown: Risk factors include genetics, pre-/perinatal factors, neuroanatomical abnormalities, & environmental factors. No single gene can account for autism. There seems to be multiple genes involved. Possibly maternal gestational diabetes, maternal/paternal age over 30, bleeding after first trimester, use of prescription medication during pregnancy, & meconium in the amniotic fluid but not conclusive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more
For suspected autistic spectrum disorder (HFA) in a 3 yr, which professional is better to see for evaluation - psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist?
These are two big: questions. You might want to do your own research on each, as they are separate. Try psychologytoday.com. Try nimh.org. PSTY disorders are largely a group of non-psychotic, unlearned behaviors that result in chronic, characteristic maladaptive experiences. Paranoid Schizophrenia is a psychotic state. Symptoms are usually hallucinations/delusions of the grandiose or persecutory type. ...Read more
Husband on lexapro, and is mom is paranoid schizophrenia. Four of her six siblings had this disease. What are the odds of my kids getting it?
Consider this-: Look at it like this. The likelihood of your kids developing schizophrenia are far less then them getting it. And, at the present time, there is nothing we really know which can either cause or prevent it's occurrence. I don't mean to sound at all insensitive and i understand the worry, but it's kind of like the serenity prayer regarding accepting stuff we can't control. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does all schizophrenia involve paranoia? Is paranoid schizophrenia a different condition than schizophrenia?
Weird stare?: Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that cannot be casually diagnosed based on a person's peculiar stare. There are several symptom clusters that help with making a diagnosis. However, if there are symptoms that make you concerned other than the 'weird stare' talk to your physician or call 1-800-950-nami for referral assistance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
Paranoid schizophrenia is a disorder in which an individual experiences delusions, commonly of persecution by others, real or imagined. This disorder is often accompanied by auditory hallucinations (hearing things that aren't there) as well as other perception disturbances which may affect ...Read more
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