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Can being exposed to mold cause schizophrenia?

Can being exposed to mold cause schizophrenia?

Not as far as I know: I have never heard of any studies connecting schizophrenia to mold exposure. ...Read more

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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Could being exposed to mold cause schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: Exposure to mold can cause several difficulties but I have never heard of anyone developing this serious disorder because of mold exposure. Best. ...Read more

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What causes the visual abnormalities in schizophrenia if any?

What causes the visual abnormalities in schizophrenia if any?

Not sure: The visual abnormalities to what you are refering are likely called visual hallucinations and are part of the psychotic processes. There is a theory that psychosis is caused by an excess of a neurotransmitter called Dopamine in the limbic system in the brain. ...Read more

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What are the medical causes of a disorder like schizophrenia?

Unknown: There are many studies that are highly suggestive that this disease is caused by an abnormal metabolism or use of Dopamine and related transmitters in the brain and studies with pet scan show increase and abnormal use in the frontal part of the brain this is the area that can control mood and behaviours. ...Read more

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Do high fevers cause schizophrenia?

No: High fevers may cause a person to become confused or hallucinate, but that is not schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Is there evidence that dopamine is the cause of schizophrenia?

Hypothesis : I believe you're referring to a theory known as the dopamine hypothesis. Dopamine is a nerotransmitter which, according to the theory, is in excess. That means there's too much dopamine in the neuroreceptors, and this contributes to the symptoms of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Can a head injury cause schizophrenia?

No, but....: I have known a few patients who had psychosis (schizophrenia is a type of psychotic disorder) from severe head trauma. So it is possible to have psychotic symptoms from a head injury (probably not from a minor one), such as hallucinations, delusions, inappropriate affect, etc. For practical purposes, it can look the same but is not technically schizophrenia. ...Read more

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