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What's residual schizophrenia?

What's residual schizophrenia?

Residual Schizophren: Is schizophrenia who had history of psychotic symptoms but is no longer psychotic. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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If you get residual schizophrenia can you get it again?

Quiescent period: Some people with schizophrenia stop having active symptoms but aren't completely well--still have unusual thoughts, lack energy and motiviation, etc. This is called residual schizophrenia. Yes, they are susceptible to return of active symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: residual schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a primary psychotic condition. See my prior description of schizophrenia regarding what is disorganized schizophrenia. Residual schizophrenia is a subtype of schizophrenia characterized by an absence of active criterion a symptoms (eg delusions, hallucinations, and/or disorganized speech/behavior) in the setting of ongoing (attenuated) schizophrenia-related role impairment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for residual schizophrenia?

Same: If you still have residual symptoms following an initial response to treatment, you may need an adjustment of your medication (s), may have co occurring conditions that have not been addressed yet or may need other therapeutic interventions in addition to what you are being treated with. Talk to your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Are children with schizophrenia generally shy?

Yes: Research indicates that yes, children with schizophrenia show significantly more shyness. As dr. Kwok explained, this is for many reasons, some because the abnormal thinking causes social problems.

But, studies have also clearly shown that shyness in children in general does not predict much of anything later in life. In other words, a shy kid is just a shy kid, and can grow up just fine. ...Read more

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How can someone with schizophrenia take care of children?

How can someone with schizophrenia take care of children?

Adequate treatment: Schizophrenia is a highly treatable disorder much of the time. People with the disorder who respond well to treatment are as capable as most of us of parenting. They may need more of a support system to watch out for returning symptoms, because parenting is stressful. But parental instincts are not impaired by the disorder. ...Read more

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Can someone with schizophrenia take care of small children?

Can someone with schizophrenia take care of small children?

It depends: Often times, if a person with schizophrenia is well controlled with medication in terms of his or her symptoms; then that person is really able to do just about anything, including caring for kids. There are doctors who have schizophrenia. It is only when someone with schizophrenia has an exacerbation of their illness, that could cause some compromise in such areas of responsibility as child care. ...Read more

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Is it inappropriate to have children if you have schizophrenia?

Is it inappropriate to have children if you have schizophrenia?

Not necessarily: The risk of having a child who develops schizophrenia is about 13% - given one parent with the illness. You must also consider other issues and stressors which come with a child such as financial, parenting ability and support. This added stress could also exacerbate the schizophrenia. A lot of things to consider. ...Read more

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What age can bipolar disorder or schizophrenia be seen in children? What are symptoms to look for?

What age can bipolar disorder or schizophrenia be seen in children? What are symptoms to look for?

Rare before age 9: The younger the age, the more difficult the diagnosis is. It is rare to make a clear and convincing diagnosis before age 9. Most people have first episodes in late adolescence or in their 20's. Symptoms are similar to adults except that mood symptoms (depression and mania) may be less clear and the diagnosis may be based more on behavior. Also usually anxiety is prominent, not a specific symptom. ...Read more

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At what age do children with depression and schizophrenia generally begin to think about suicide if ever?

At what age do children with depression and schizophrenia generally begin to think about suicide if ever?

Varies: Children and adolescents can attempt suicide at any age but the most common is in pre-adolescence and adolescence. Younger children will often exclaim they wish they were dead, but this is rarely a cause for alarm, it usually uttered in anger and frustration. Any credible suicide threat should be considered an urgent problem, and you should consult your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I marry a women and have a children from her if her mother have Schizophrenia. Note that my cousin also have this disease.

Is it ok if I marry a women and have a children from her if her mother have Schizophrenia. Note that my cousin also have this disease.

Schizophrenia: We do not know enough about this disorder to give a definite answer but it is important for you both to visit an expert on schizophrenia doctor or genetic doc. Then get a second opinion. Schizophrenia is not entirely genetic but is a factor. ...Read more

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How can one get schizophrenia?

Genetic: Either from heredity or from other causes which are largely unknown. We know that one has about a 50 % chance of having schizophrenia if both parents have it and about 10% if just one parent. Also, there are cases of schizophrenia in which no known family member has the condition. About 1% of the population has schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How bad does schizophrenia get?

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How bad does schizophrenia get?

Beyond psychosis: I agree completely with dr. Elliott that psychotic symptoms such as hallucination and delusions can be severe. Worst thing about schizophrenia is that even when hallucinations and delusions are resolved, lack of motivation and cognitive problems will remain debilitating. Rehabilitation is needed to address these problems even when psychotic symptoms have been controlled with medication. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat schizophrenia?

Tx: Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are another alternative. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with medications include: family therapy, social skills training, vocational rehabilitation & individual therapy. ...Read more

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What can help control my schizophrenia?

Best approach: The best approach is a Board certified Psychiatrist known for working with both patient and family for the long term using one or more of currently quite good psychotropic drugs supportive partners and be sure to be patient and follow advice. ...Read more

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How bad is slight or mild schizophrenia?

Not Sure: There is no diagnosis of mild schizophrenia. For schizophrenia of different types, there is a wide range of symptom severity. Generally, schizophrenia can be very treatable and patients with schizophrenia can be functional and productive. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me about schizophrenia?

Can somebody tell me about schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a: Mental illness and common symptoms included hearing voices, seeing things, delusions, smells, paranoia, etc. There are various subtypes and degrees. Some people do very well with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. It often manifests in late teens, early adult years. It is not multiple personality even though the media often portrays it as such. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can having schizophrenia mean I am crazy?

No: Schizophrenia is an illness. Just like other illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure, medication is used to keep it in check. The term "crazy" is just a word that people use due to the stigma toward mental illness. ...Read more

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Schizophrenia how can I help my brother, ?

Schizophrenia how can I help my brother, ?

Knowledge is Power: Your brother is fortunate to have such a caring sibling. Learn as much as you can about schizophrenia. Many good sources on-line such as: http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index. Shtml. The national alliance on mental illness (nami) provides education and support for families who have a schizophrenic member. Stay involved in your brother's life, and take care of your self too! ...Read more

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Please tell me about schizophrenia disease?

Please tell me about schizophrenia disease?

About schizophrenia: Schizophrenia has 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 what is going on. ...Read more

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How is someone diagnosed with schizophrenia?

How is someone diagnosed with schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a: Serious diagnosis. A mental health professional makes such a diagnosis. Symptoms can include hearing voices, seeing things, paranoia, etc. Many schizophrenics do very well in life. They often need medication. A psychiatrist, rather than the family doc, is the appropriate person for medication in this case. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is It Possible to Recover From Schizophrenia?

Is It Possible to Recover From Schizophrenia?

Not to be cured but: Schizophrenia can be managed with medication and therapy to the extent that you can have a normal and fulfilling life. There is ongoing research into the causes of schizophrenia and we all hope these will eventually lead to a cure but the we are not there yet.
http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/publications/schizophrenia/index. Shtml ...Read more

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Could I have a one off schizophrenia episode?

Yes: Technically it will be called a brief psychotic disorder. You can read about it here: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/brief_psychotic_disorder. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of schizophrenia?

What are the common 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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What sort of disorders can schizophrenia cause?

Wrong question: The broad category you're probably asking about is psychosis--impaired reality testing, including hallucinations and delusions. There are many causes from tumors to poisons to various mental disorders such as depression and mania. Schizophrenia is in some ways "pure" psychosis, with no other explanation for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is schizophrenia diagnosed?

Can you tell me how is schizophrenia diagnosed?

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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What to do if I can't control my schizophrenia?

Few can: Control of this challenging condition is very difficult - you're not alone. Hopefully, you'll avoid the most distressing symptoms, but even that may be hard at times. Medications are hard to live w/ but probably are necessary. Try to find your best fits. Try to create a safe setting for bad times and have a trusted other. Go there like a refuge to get thru. Stock it w/ your most comforting things! ...Read more

Residual Schizophrenia (Definition)

Schizophrenia is a primary psychotic condition. See my prior description of schizophrenia regarding what is disorganized schizophrenia. Residual schizophrenia is a subtype of schizophrenia characterized by an absence of active criterion a symptoms (eg delusions, hallucinations, and/or disorganized speech/behavior) in the setting of ongoing ...Read more