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Negative Symptoms Vs Depression
- sxs vs depression.: Negative symptoms occur with schizoprhenia and include social isolation, flattened affect, impaired ability to take care of one's self, etc. Depression is a mood disorder characterized by unhappy mood with impact on things such as sleep, appetite, mood, motivation levels. ...Read more
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
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How could psychologists/psychiatrists tell the difference b/w depression and negative symptoms of psychosis?
Work w/ Dr!!!: There's no better advice than to work w/ your Dr to finf the best Tx. It might be a mono or combo and I think therapy is an important piece too. The newer atypical antipsychotics are likely to be worthwhile. They include aripiprazole (Abilify), risperidone (Risperdal), clozapine (Clozaril), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), and ziprasidone (Geodon). ...Read more
Negative symptoms: Negative symptoms of schizophrenia or other psychotic disease are social withdrawal, lack of motivation, anhedonia, flat affect, cognitive failing. The most likely explanation is that there is some structural damage to the prefrontal cortex, affected glutamate pathways, and/or serotonin deficiencies. There is still need for research in that area. ...Read more
Always thinking of possible diseases and symptoms! is it depression, anxiety or paranoia? Symptoms may be psychological?
Dealing with memory: This is a difficult decision for many an all involved, whether it be you or a loved one.It is a personal decision but it is a decision you need to make while you can...A living will and good clear instructions to family are very important.There is no right or wrong...There just is.Do what is best for you.Decisions we make at the end are no different than the decisions and choices we made all along. ...Read more
Work w/psychiatrist: You need to work with your psychiatrist on this one. Sometimes these symptoms are more difficult to manage than more blatant ones like hallucinations and delusions, but options are available. If the problem is related to depressive symptoms, some medication changes or additions may help. Please tell your psychiatrist about this, and allow him/her to help you. ...Read more
How can therapists differentiate between schizoid personality disorder and the negative symptoms of psychosis?
GOOD question.: Schizoid PSTY sufferers generally don't like being with other, are "drifter" types and like to wander around, usually solo. They have odd behaviors sometimes, usually around social events. Psychotics aren't necessarily withdrawn socially, and their oddities are usually somewhat different--related more to delusions or hallucinations, which are not typical of Schizoids. Neg. Sx's are lethargy, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking quetiapine for depression & borderline personality disorder. What are possible side effects?
Depression, anxiety, wild mood swings, brain zaps, epilepsy, Raynaud's syndrome, gastrointestinal distress, positive ANA test. Any one cause?
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Depressive: symptoms can negatively impact IBS.Get a more detailed answer ›
Some similarities: "negative symptoms" are some changes seen in patients with schizophrenia. An example is lack of motivation, lack of emotions, "mental confusion", lack of concentration, etc. Of course, similar symptoms can be seen in depression, but the origin of them and treatment are totally different. ...Read more
Both are symptoms: Positive symptoms have to do with things a person doesn't normally experience-like hallucinations and delusions. Negative symptoms have to with things a person normally does, but doesn't do when psychotic or ill from schizophrenia such as getting out of bed and socializing with people. Often, the positive symptoms respond better to treatment than the negative symptoms, which may persist longer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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