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Is the brain related to schizophrenia?

Is the brain related to schizophrenia?

Brain changes: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected in the brain such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patients. Other structural changes include larger ventricles and basal nuclei. Please see the image provided which provides a good overview of all areas involved. ...Read more

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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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Which part of the brain does schizophrenia affect?

Which part of the brain does schizophrenia affect?

Multiple areas: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patients. Other structural changes include larger ventricles and basal nuclei. Please see the image provided which provides a good overview of all areas involved. ...Read more

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How does schizophrenia affect certain sections of the brain?

How does schizophrenia affect certain sections of the brain?

Multiple areas: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patients. Other structural changes include larger ventricles and basal nuclei. Please see the image provided which provides a good overview of all areas involved. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how schizophrenia and human brain differ?

Can you please tell me how schizophrenia and human brain differ?

Brain changes: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected in the brain such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patients. Other structural changes include larger ventricles and basal nuclei. Please see the image provided which provides a good overview of all areas involved. ...Read more

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Can the brain of schizophrenia be oversmart than the normal brain??

Can the brain of schizophrenia be oversmart than the normal brain??

Yes: Http://www. Journalofpsychiatricresearch. Com/article/S0022-3956 (04)00069-X/abstract? Cc=y=
Check out this link. Although as a rule schizophrenics are typically mentally slower. However, there is a subset that have high intellect. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia in teens damaging for they brain?

Is schizophrenia in teens damaging for they brain?

Possible: The different lobes of affected brains were examined and compared to those of normal brains, showing several structural differences. The most common finding was the enlargement of the lateral ventricles, which are the fluid-filled sacs that surround the brain. The other differences, however, are not nearly as universal, though they are significant. ...Read more

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If a medicatition for schz passes the brain blood barrier it will cure schizophrenia?

If a medicatition for schz passes the brain blood barrier it will cure schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: To my knowledge there is no cure for schizophrenia but ways to manage it effectively so you can live a productive life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What symptoms are different in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Is one a disease of the brain, other disorder?

What symptoms are different in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Is one a disease of the brain, other disorder?

Both brain disease: Both of these illnesses are "brain diseases, " and both have psychotic symptoms such as delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, thought disorder, etc. Schizoaffective patients also have mood dysregulation, but pure schizophrenics don't. Treatment for schizophrenia may be antipsychotics alone; schizoaffective people also need mood stabilizing agents. They may deal with mania & depression, + psychosis. ...Read more

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Any doctors do brain scans on people with schizophrenia if so what brain abnormalities were observed? How did you treat it?

Any doctors do brain scans on people with schizophrenia if so what brain abnormalities were observed? How did you treat it?

Complicated topic: I recommend starting with this information booklet from nimh: http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/publications/schizophrenia-easy-to-read/schizophrenia-easy-to-read. Shtml to learn more about this disorder. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia a brain disease?

Is schizophrenia a brain disease?

Brain Disease - Yes: We know that the symptoms of schizophrenia occur because of malfunctions in the brain. While the cause is unknown, the symptoms of schizophrenia has been thought to be a function of excess Dopamine new theories are beginning to emerge as to possible causes and as to the malfunctions of the brain leading to the symptoms of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What proof is there that schizophrenia is a detectable brain disease?

Clinical Exam: There is no neuroanatomical 'proof' of schizophrenia (though there is no such 'proof' that headaches exist either). There are some neuroanatomical correlates to schizophrenia (increased lateral ventricular size and corresponding decrease in gray matter), though such findings are not specific enough to be of diagnostic utility. The disease is detected through a comprehensive clinical assessment. ...Read more

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Is new schizophrenia behavior a possible sign of a brain tumor?

Yes: But, a lot of things are possible. Whether that means they are probable is a different story. I think that any changes which are drastic or come on suddenly for a person, that is something which needs medical evaluation. A condition may be reversible, but waiting may make it worse. As it's difficult to know just what you mean by schizophrenia behavior, it sounds like something requiring attention. ...Read more

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What are the odds that someone has schizophrenia given that they have brain atrophy?

What are the odds that someone has schizophrenia given that they have brain atrophy?

Too big of a: Question. What is causing the brain atrophy, which parts of the brain are involved, how long has this been going on? These are questions first for a neurologist, and probably a psychiatrist, second. Brain atrophy is a condition where there are less cells and/or there are less connected cells, which can cause cognitive problems, some of which might look like schizophrenia (more like OBS). ...Read more

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I revealed that I have an alien in the base of my brain that cause my psychotic symp 2 psych afraid will diagnosis w/schizophrenia can it be something else?

I revealed that I have an alien in the base of my brain that cause my psychotic symp 2 psych afraid will diagnosis w/schizophrenia can it be something else?

Alien at base of bra: It is most likely a psychotic symptom, but can be from psychotic depression, bipolar disorder, delusional disorder, or schizophrenia/schzoaffective disorder. However there can be organic medical illness that cause such delusions from delirium, and brain. Spinal cord abnormalities, especially in the presence of an infection or metabolic abnormality. I suggest that you get a physical ; labs. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia related to other brain diseases such as dementia or senility?

Schizophrenia: Not necessarily, check with your treating doctor if you are concerned with memory difficulties. Best. ...Read more

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Does tms for depression target in the brain the same place as the tms for schizophrenia? If I have both dep + sch, would tms be effected?

Does tms for depression target in the brain the same place as the tms for schizophrenia? If I have both dep + sch, would tms be effected?

Investigational: Tms is approved for treatment resistant depression but remains an investigational treatment for schizophrenia as studies in that illness continue to have contradictory findings - some finding global finding, others finding benefit only for negative symptoms, yet others for positive symptoms and a few finding no benefit all. I hope you find relief in your suffering soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would invega 234mg monthly cause brain damage to a person without schizophrenia? Just a normal person? Because I think this is happening to me

Not known: That's not known, because "just a normal person" would not be getting any Invega Sustenna. In order to get that drug, the person would already have an abnormal brain, such as a brain that has schizophrenia. This is presuming the person lives in a good, honest society where he has been accurately diagnosed and is being cared for with the best of intentions. ...Read more

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My aunt has schizophrenia it's really hard to deal with and she's a real pain to be around. Her doctor recommended she see someone who performs brain mapping or is knowledgeable in brain mapping techniques. I'm unclear as to what this really means. Can so

My aunt has schizophrenia it's really hard to deal with and she's a real pain to be around. Her doctor recommended she see someone who performs brain mapping or is knowledgeable in brain mapping techniques. I'm unclear as to what this really means. Can so

Neurobiofeedback/EEG: Brain Mapping is a way of looking at how different areas of the brain function and communicate. How effectively are different areas of the brain doing their job. Multiple Modalities: brain health (EEG), brain processing speed (Evoke Potentials), heart health (EKG), mental health (neuropsychology). ...Read more

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