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What's schizophreniform disorder?

What's schizophreniform disorder?

Shorter-term: It's considered one of the psychotic disorders, similar to schizophrenia. The difference is that an episode of this disorder lasts between 1 and 6 months. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Schizophreniform Disorder (Definition)

Basically schizophrenia symptoms that occur more than a month but less than 6 months. So in some cases can be considered an early diagnosis that can turn into a diagnosis of schizophrenia, or in other cases is a transient case likely due to some other factor. Delusion, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or behavior and shallow or blunted emotions are ...Read more


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How do u get schizophreniform disorder?

How do u get schizophreniform disorder?

Heredity: Schizophreniform d/o basically means someone who has signs and symptoms consistent with schizophrenia, but for less than six months. There can be other conditions including physical ailments which can mimic the symptoms of schizophrenia. Be sure and see a board certified psychiatrist and good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Schizophreniform disorder?

Schizophreniform: Basically schizophrenia symptoms that occur more than a month but less than 6 months. So in some cases can be considered an early diagnosis that can turn into a diagnosis of schizophrenia, or in other cases is a transient case likely due to some other factor. Delusion, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or behavior and shallow or blunted emotions are among the important symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for schizophreniform disorder?

Antipsychotics: Schizophreniform disorder is, essentially, the early stages of schizophrenia, with symptoms lasting no more than 6 months and not necessarily causing major impairment. About 1/3 recover within 6 months; the remaining 2/3 go on to a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

Multiple symptoms: May include the following: leg, spine and/or hip pain, poor growth, bowed legs, protruding breast bone, muscle pain, delayed walking or refusal to walk, thickened wrists/ankles, bumps along the ribs. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Not necessarily: Lyme is a complex illness. Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress.Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms. ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease in children?

How common is celiac disease in children?

Maybe 1% (1 in 100): Celiac disease affects about 1 in 100 people, to about 1 in 150 people. The exact numbers are not certain, but it affects a little less than 1% of the population. ...Read more

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How common are eating disorders in children?

How common are eating disorders in children?

Eating disorders: Quite common but under-reported. More so in kids with history of family discord or abuse history. ...Read more

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Frequency of huntington's disease in their children?

Frequency of huntington's disease in their children?

Autosomal dominant: transmission means that each child of a parent with documented Huntington's Disease has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutant gene on Chromosome 4p16. Guidelines for predictive testing are on http://www. Hdfoundation. Org/html/hdsatest. Php. ...Read more

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What are some immune disorders children are born with?

What are some immune disorders children are born with?

Immune disorders: Children may be born with immune disorders that affects white blood cell line or immunoglobulins. Based on the kind of deficit the child is not able to fight bacterial / viral/ parasitic infections. Some children have severe combined immunodefiency that affects all cell types. HIV is acquired immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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Can my children get celliac disease if a parent has it?

Can my children get celliac disease if a parent has it?

Increased Risk: Incidence of celiac sprue in this country is around 1/130. The niddk has a website for more info, first degree relatives of celiac patients are at much higher risk for developing it. Http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/. ...Read more

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What sort of disorders can be spread among children in school?

What sort of disorders can be spread among children in school?

Infestor vs infector: School kids oft have a relaxed pattern of personal hygene & well developed pattern of sharing. Things that infest (lice/pinworms/scabies mite) are all possibilities for school transmition. Things that infect (bacteria/virus/fungus/etc) are also spread in this close and relaxed environment. As they age & acquire better self monitoring & hygene, the infestors are less prominent. ...Read more

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What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

Almost any age: Odd is typically more common among teenagers but can be diagnosed in school aged children. There is no age criteria for the diagnosis but diagnosing a toddler with odd would likely be inappropriate. Once a child understands what adults are looking for and intentionally engages in behavior that defies authority figures (this goes beyond parental defiance) then the child might be odd. ...Read more

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What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

Belly aches: There are many. .. Abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloated feeling. The more subtle sign might be growth delay - not growing as quickly as other kids. Also, certain kinds of rashes are subtle signs of celiac (look-up dermatitis herpetiformis). The trigger is wheat containing foods and other products. ...Read more

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What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

5-10%: There are genetic influences in celiac disease but these increase susceptibility rather than predict outcome. Even identical twins do not always share the disorder. ...Read more

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How many children will be affected if one parent has the disorder?

How many children will be affected if one parent has the disorder?

WHAT DISORDER?: To get the most out of this information site you need to be follow some basic rules. Within your submission, provide pertinent background information. In this case it would be the name of the disorder. Then ask a clear question, as you have. Since you provided no background, we don't know if your issue is food poisoning, cystic fibrosis, etc. We cannot see your uploads or or prior questions ...Read more

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Can carriers of 2 different blood disorders have healthy children?

Can carriers of 2 different blood disorders have healthy children?

Yes: A common example is the sickle cell trait which is common and does not have any impact on having children. ...Read more