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Schizophrenia Chat Room
Not enough info: People stare into space and don't talk much for all sorts of reasons. Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that includes hallucinations (seeing or hearing things not there) and delusions (believing impossilbe things), along with negative symptoms like social withdrawal. It is very impairing. If the person is not functioning well, he or she should be evaluated, though, espeicall if new. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Talk to self: That is normal, unless u have other psychotic symptoms such as parables or hallucinations or you behave oddly in social cituations and avoid everything and everyone for fear of hidden motives. ...Read more
Read below: I have never heard of this happening in schizophrenia, but it is extremely common in dissociative disorders. It is very easy to confuse the two. If you have amnesia and a history of childhood trauma, i would seek out a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in differentiating between the two. Some people have both, and it is the dissociative part that causes the headaches. ...Read more
Can I get schizophrenia symptoms during benzo withdrawal? Thinking process gives random associations to the things i see and monologue in the head talk random stuff... this is scary. 7 days no benzo.
I am showing early signs of schizophrenia, but am not saying that is what it is. I am scared to talk to my doctor. I am scared to talk to my doctor in fear he will lock me up in a mental institution when I do not need it. I have seen things that others ca
Get help now: If you are right you can save yourself a great deal of grief by getting treatment before the symptoms become too severe. Generally psychiatric hospitalization isn't needed unless someone becomes dangerous to themselves or others and except in the case of real danger your doctor cannot lock you up against your will. You have a chance to save yourself a lot of misery --- use it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is aphasia in people with bipolar and schizophrenia? I didn't lose my ability to speak-its disorganized and i lost my ability to think read and write
Aphasia vs psychosis: Aphasia comes from damage to the parts of the brain that control language (like stroke, tumor, etc). Disorganized thinking can also come with psychosis, which may express in your reading, writing, and speech. It differs from aphasia. Psychiatrists are trained to tell these processes apart, & also to know when you need a neurological consult. Please discuss your concerns w/your doctor. ...Read more
Can occupational therapy or talk therapy help a person with Alzheimer/Schizophrenia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Pacemaker and Hypertension simultaneous.
Brain disease: As schizophrenia is developing, brain cells disappear. Eventually the person shows withdrawal, strange thinking, inappropriate emotions, perhaps hears voices, and loses much of their previous ability to function as an adult; they can be a danger to self or others. It is a cruel disease and especially hard on caregivers who feel frustrated and unappreciated; the disease is no one's fault. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See DSM-IV-TR: You need to meet a group of criteria to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. People will have auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusion, paranoid thoughts, disorganized thought process. The symptoms have to cause a significant disfunction in social or occupational environment. The symptoms have to be present for 6 month or less of adequately treated. Symptoms can not be explained by drugs or medical. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers