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Potentially: If you have family history of thought disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar i disorder with psychotic features, you are at a higher risk than the general population to develop psychosis after smoking marijuana, which may not resolve when you stop smoking. Be careful please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cannabis effects: Smoking cannabis can cause distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. In some, it precipitates ongoing psychosis. In chronic users the adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off. Everyday users could be functioning sub-optimally all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some research suggests that marijuana smokers are diagnosed with depression more often than nonsmokers are — particularly regular or heavy marijuana users: However, it doesn't appear that marijuana directly causes depression. It's likely that the genetic, environmental or other factors that trigger depression also lead to marijuana use. Some people with depression may use marijuana as a way to detach from their depressive symptoms. Heavy users may appear depressed as a result of the dulling effects of the drug on feelings and emotions. There also are links between marijuana and other mental health conditions. Marijuana use may trigger schizophrenia or detachment from reality (psychosis) in people who are at higher risk of psychosis. The symptoms of diagnosed psychotic illness may be aggravated if marijuana use continues. There also is some evidence that teenagers who attempt suicide may be more likely to have used marijuana than those who have not made an attempt. As with marijuana use and depression, more research is needed to better understand these associations. The bottom line: Marijuana use and depression accompany each other more often than you might expect by chance, but there's no clear evidence that marijuana directly causes depression. ...Read more
How successful is Abilify (aripiprazole) in managing schizophrenia / schizoaffective disorder with jealousy type delusions?
Does all schizophrenia involve paranoia? Is paranoid schizophrenia a different condition than schizophrenia?
No.: Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects perception, cognition (thinking), emotion, communication & behavior. Different subtypes have been identified. The most salient symptoms of persons diagnosed w/ "paranoid" subtype are paranoia (thoughts about being persecuted by a person/group &/or about conspiracies) & hallucinations (typically hearing &/or seeing things that aren't there). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Deterioration: Brief psychoses are just that - brief. Psychotic episodes in schizophrenia cause deterioration mentally and lead to diminished functioning over time.That loss does not come back for the most part especially without psychiatric care. Brief psychotic disorders by definition have a beginning and end and don't often cause the kind of functional deterioration that psychosis in schizophrenia does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very different: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. Depending on treatment, people may or may not be able to hold jobs or relate well to others. Ocd is an anxiety disorder, and is not psychotic. It's characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive, ritualized behaviors. Both can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: By definition, there is a difference. Schizophrenia is characterized by psychosis which is when a person experiences hallucinations and/or delusions. A mood component is not part of such a clinical picture. Schizoaffective d/o is when a person has a major mood disorder and has also had periods of psychosis during times when they had no disturbance of their mood. There's bipolar & depressed types. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clarification needed: If the person has chronic psychiatric illness involving schizophrenia, then the down the road, this person may develop dementia due to functional and cognitive decline. There are times when this person may develop hallucinations. If the person never has all three conditions, you may need a psychiatric consultation as well geriatric consultation so that the quality of life can be improve. ...Read more
Yes, treatment helps: Yes, there are effective treatments for psychotic depression. For the most effective help, work with a psychiatrist who can fully evaluate all your symptoms and prescribe the best medications. Also psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment for depression as well. ...Read more
Dissocial PD: En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dissocial_personality_disorder antisocial personality disorder (aspd), also called dissocial personality disorder, is a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for ... They are different names for the same disorder. Antisocial personality disorder is the term that is used most in the United States at this time. Best wishes. ...Read more
Mood symptoms: Both disorders have prominent distortions of reality, with hallucination, delusions, and problems with thought processes. However, schizoaffective disorder also has prominent mood symptoms, depresison or mania, that occur in the same timeframe. Schizophrenia can have some associated mood disturbance, but usually not during the episode. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...Read more
Can one fully recover from meth psychosis, or will some negative personality traits stay? Long term drug abuser with bipolar in family history.
Drug abuse: With professional help and great personal commitment, it's possible to recover from meth addiction and psychosis. However, pre-existing personality issues and possible bipolar disorder will still need to be addressed. It's not just a matter of stopping the meth -- it was the person's attempt to deal with problems, so new methods will be needed. Ongoing 12 step programs can be essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personality disorder: That would be best to ask a doctor or psychiatrist who is prescribing haldol--a discussion of what the Haldol (haloperidol) is being used to treat would be very educational, if one doesn't know already. Personality disorders can be treated with medication if indicated by a doctor. However, personality disorders are long-standing, and aren't cured with medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer