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Could paranoia as a child turn into paranoid schizophrenia as an adult?

Could paranoia as a child turn into paranoid schizophrenia as an adult?

Depends : Time is needed to assess. Schizophrenia affects 1% of the population. Paranoia, depending on how it is manifesting , may be unrelated to 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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Is the onset of early adult schizophrenia sudden or gradual?

Is the onset of early adult schizophrenia sudden or gradual?

Either: Schizophrenia can present for some individuals abruptly while others it is a more gradual onset. Usually it is more of a gradual onset. ...Read more

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How does childhood schizophrenia look compared to teenage or adult schizophrenia?

How does childhood schizophrenia look compared to teenage or adult schizophrenia?

It is very rare : Childhood onset schizophrenia is very rare and extremely disabling. Children with such a condition may have visual hallucinations, making it difficult to judge reality from fantasy. Behavioral disturbances are commonly a part of the condition as well. I saw a tv show about a girl who seemed like she was born with it. ...Read more

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Can someone have schizophrenia as a child and then it goes away when he becomes an adult?

Can someone have schizophrenia as a child and then it goes away when he becomes an adult?

Strictly no: Schizophrenia tends to run a chronic lifelong course and tends to be more debilitating when diagnosed in childhood. ...Read more

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How can you get assisted housing for an adult with schizophrenia?

How can you get assisted housing for an adult with schizophrenia?

Varies: This is not usually a simple process and varies based on a number of factors including income, insurance coverage, severity of illness, as well as the state in which you reside. Nami is a good resource for information, 1-800-626-4199 is the number for the alabama branch. Nimh.Org is another good source. Often in ohio the case manager/ social worker at the community mental health center is key. ...Read more

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Could a person see and hear imaginary friends as an adult, but not have schizophrenia?

Yes: While common in children, it is rare in adults but not necessarily part of a psychosis. And not all psychotic symptoms are schizophrenia. If there are none of the other diagnostic signs, it's not schizophrenia. If no other disordered thinking, it's not a psychosis. Some writers experience such relationships w/ their characters. Don't worry. ...Read more

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What is the schizophrenia ?

What is the schizophrenia ?

Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions. ...Read more

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Could I have schizophrenia?

Don't know: Don't know since i don't know and don't know your symptoms or your history. However if the question is could anyone get schizophrenia, the answer is yes. Education, wealth, family support does not matter as far as whether one is stricken by schizophrenia, but those things can affect prognosis. ...Read more

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How common is schizophrenia?

How common is schizophrenia?

About 1%: Of general population, but may be higher or lower in certain groups. About 9% in siblings and 50% for monozygotic twins of people with schizophrenia. ...Read more

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