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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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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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Is schizophrenia i disease or condition ? Is schizophrenia inherited from family members to others , what is it ? Is it true that could lead to complete mental disability if not treated on time and correctly ?

Is schizophrenia i disease or condition ? Is schizophrenia inherited from family members to others , what is it ? 
Is it true that could lead to complete mental disability  if not treated on time and correctly  ?

Well,,,,: Schizophrenia is a syndrome. A syndrome is a collection of symptoms for which there is no known cause genetics of schizophrenia can be inherited or from spontaneous mutation. Schizophrenia is a leading cause of medical disability. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia a degenerative disease?

Is schizophrenia a degenerative disease?

?: There is a lot of conflicting evidence out there - some studies say it is not degenerative and others say it is. At this point in time, we really don't know for sure. There are still a lot of unanswered questions out there regarding schizophrenia. ...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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How do I figure out what is worse schizophrenia or Parkinson's disease?

Both are bad: These conditions are both very debilitating diseases neither of which has a known cure. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why bipolar is a disorder but schizophrenia is a disease?

Can you please explain why bipolar is a disorder but schizophrenia is a disease?

Both are disorders: Both may also be considered diseases. "disorder" is the more contemporary term for these conditions. The term "disease" was more common in earlier eras. For example, in 1874, the journal of nervous and mental disease was first published. While this journal is highly respected, such a title would not be selected for a new journal today. ...Read more

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11 y/o whose behavior gets more odd/ disorganized/disconnected/moody as the day wears on; is it more likely to be schizophrenia or bipolar disease?

11 y/o whose behavior gets more odd/ disorganized/disconnected/moody as the day wears on; is it more likely to be schizophrenia or bipolar disease?

Neither: There are many more common disorders that can present as you describe. Could be as simple as ADHD. Have him seen by a developmental pediatrician and when you take him in be sure to have a detailed history of your observations, detailed family history, and information from his school. ...Read more

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What condition has a better pronosis: Parkinson's disease or schizophrenia with negative symptoms?

Parkinson's disease: Both are serious medical conditions. Yet, there are many alternative therapies available for both disorders. I suggest a neurologist evaluation for parkinson's disease and psychiatric evaluation for schizophrenia. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the differences between schizophrenia, alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease?

What are the differences between schizophrenia, alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease?

Symptoms can overlap: These are 3 different illnesses without known linkages but all effect brain functioning. If you have one of these illnesses you could have symptoms suggestive of the others. ...Read more

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