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Doctor insights on: Prodromal Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

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Is there a long prodromal phase before schizophrenia?

Is there a long prodromal phase before schizophrenia?

There can be: There is a variable period of time during which individuals have some symptoms beore they meet full criteria for schizophrenia. ...Read more

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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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How can you save someone who may have the prodromal phase of schizophrenia?

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 more

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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 more

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Didn't have schizophrenia before but developed after stopping geodon (ziprasidone)? Isit a paradoxical reaction?Psychiatrist is prophetic? Prodomal? How?Imbalance

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 more

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What are some symptoms of schizophrenia?

Distorted reality: There are positive and negative symptoms. Some positive symptoms are: misinterpreting situations or perceptions, sensing things with any of your 5 senses that are not there, disorganized thinking where thoughts don't make sense, behaving in inappropriate ways to the situation. Some negative symptoms are: disengagement from normal activities, showing no emotion, and social withdrawal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mild schizophrenia?

Mild?: Not sure what you mean by mild schizophrenia. There are certainly varying degrees of symptoms. There are negative symptoms: affective blunting; alogia (impoverished thinking); apathy; anhedonia/asociality; and disturbance of attention and positive symptoms: paranoid delusions, auditory/visual hallucinations and other perceptual disturbances. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of schizophrenia?

Only some: Functional decline, social isolation, personality changes are some of the early symptoms of schizophrenia. However, the lack of these does not rule out the possibility. Accurate diagnosis is only possible in person, evaluation by a psychiatrist is the norm. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My symptoms of schizophrenia only happen sometimes?

Maybe doing well?: Have you been diagnosed recently? Are you taking meds? What does your doctor and/or other people who know you well think about the times you feel symptom-free? I'm hoping that you can enjoy the times you are not suffering badly and that they can become more frequent and/or long lasting. Do you think it's related to stress? If so, find guides to learn relaxation skills - your doctor might do that. ...Read more

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How to tell what are the symptoms of schizophrenia?

How to tell what are the symptoms of schizophrenia?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are symptoms of schizophrenia?

Doctors, what are symptoms of schizophrenia?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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