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Is There A Long Prodromal Phase Before Schizophrenia
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
First assess!: Many disorders, from pervasive developmental disorder to depression to personality disorder may suggest early schizophrenia, so a thorough evaluation, possibly including sophisticated tests for biological markers associated with schizophrenia, should be the first stop. If there is a prodrome, start with cognitive behavioral therapy, add fish oil, and consider antipsychotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does one distinguish between prodromal phase of schizophrenia or is it possibly it is nothing or turns into nothing at all over time?
Need time: Schizophrenia is often proceeded by a pro drone phase that is most evident in retrospect after the acute phase of illness has manifested. In its midst, the symptoms of the pro drone phase are to vague to support a diagnosis. If suspected, individuals in the pro drone phase should have ongoing evaluation by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Didn't have schizophrenia before but developed after stopping geodon (ziprasidone)? Isit a paradoxical reaction?Psychiatrist is prophetic? Prodomal? How?Imbalance
Natural history.: Sounds like natural progression of the disease. Geodon (ziprasidone) is an atypical antipsychotic fda approved for schizophrenia / bipolar d/o. You may not have had a clear diagnosis prior to the medication, but the diagnosis has become apparent with time. Geodon (ziprasidone) does not cause scizophrenia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months.: Prodromal or active symptoms must be present for at least six months to make the diagnosis. There must be a one month period of certain symptoms (combinations of delusions, halluncinaitons, disorganized speedch or behavior & /or negative symptoms). ...Read more
4-7 days: Depending on the dose started and the schedule to increase to a target dose, generally 4-7 days one should see results (less symptoms overall). ...Read more
Varies: The length of time it takes to diagnose an illness can vary from person to person. Some patients will present with very clear-cut symptoms while for others it may take a few visits to gather more information before making a diagnosis. ...Read more
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