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What is a brief summary on the meaning of paranoid schizophrenia?

What is a brief summary on the meaning of paranoid schizophrenia?

Some symptoms: Paranoid schizophrenia ? hostility or suspiciousness ? flat, expressionless gaze ? depression ? oversleeping or insomnia ? odd or irrational statements ? forgetful; unable to concentrate ? extreme reaction to criticism delusions and hallucinations are also common of a persecutory or grandiose nature (plots/conspiracies). ...Read more

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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A chronic mental disorder characterized by loss of touch with reality (psychosis), often with paranoia, delusions, and auditory hallucinations, ...Read more


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What are the key features of catatonic schizophrenia?

What are the key features of catatonic schizophrenia?

Inability to move: The key feature of catatonia, which actually occurs in more than schizophrenia, is the inability to move at times. The person can stay still in one posture for hours at a time, leading to an inability to eat or perform other activities of daily living. There are also cases of "agitated catatonia" in which the person moves around in an agitated state doing motions that are purposeless. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bipolar disorder.?

Describe the features of bipolar disorder.?

Depression & mania: Formerly "manic depression, " bipolar disorder includes periods of major depression, & other periods of mania or hypomania. Although there is a "mixed" type where these periods overlap, most bipolar disorder has long & separate times of either low or high mood, making it different than short-term "mood swings". Meds usually treat bipolar well. For lots of good info, see: http://tinyurl.Com/c2qry8. ...Read more

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Want explanation of "delusions of grandeur"?

Want explanation of "delusions of grandeur"?

False importance: Delusions are beliefs detached from a generally accepted "reality" as most people would define it. For example, a middle aged man thinks he is going to play for the seattle mariners, although he has never played baseball, or more extreme, a woman who believes she has been contacted by aliens to save the human race. Delusions are usually firmly held and not very amenable to change. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia consuidered a confusion of the personality?

Is schizophrenia consuidered a confusion of the personality?

Schizophrenia: People sometimes think schizophrenia is "split personality." this is not true. Schizophrenia includes symptoms like hearing voices or other perceptual distortions, delusional thinking, flat affect, internal preoccupation, & other disordered thinking & perception. It is usually genetically inherited & can only be diagnosed by a professional. If concerned, see a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bullying.?

Describe the features of bullying.?

Intimidation: Bullying usually refers to behaviors in which one person tries to control another person thorugh the use of intimidation. This often takes the form of physical intimidation and aggression, but it can also have to do with verbal or emotional intimidation. People who engage in bullying often use sarcasm and criticism as a way to try to control others. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of medical model of dementia?

What are the benefits of medical model of dementia?

Clear Diagnosis: There are a lot of important tests that are done and it can eliminate people with depression who are not demented as well as many medical conditions, all of which can be cured. ...Read more

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Are auditory hallucinations a part of bipolar disorder?

Are auditory hallucinations a part of bipolar disorder?

Yes, they can be: There is psychotic mania and psychotic depression so yes, AH can be part of a severe bipolar episode. That person should seek professional help or go to the ER if they are a danger to self or others. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence of the effectivity of Lamictal in the treatment for Bipolar II disorder?

Is there any evidence of the effectivity of Lamictal in the treatment for Bipolar II disorder?

Yes: It is the only drug other than lithium w/ successful research findings and even it has conflicting other results. Read here: http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-2-disorder?page=2 Some clearly find it helpful - so be optimistic and give it a fair trial. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a borderline personality.?

Describe the features of a borderline personality.?

Rapid mood swings: Bpd is a long-term inability to manage strong emotions, coupled with lack of a stable sense of self. Sensitivity to abandonment/rejection, self-harming behavior (suicide gestures), black/white thinking ("splitting"), & fast mood swings are common. Long-term psychotherapy is often difficult but very helpful, & sometimes medications can help treat symptoms of overwhelming feelings in the meantime. ...Read more

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What are the different classifications of personality disorders under the heading of borderline personality disorder?

What are the different classifications of personality disorders under the heading of borderline personality disorder?

Hmm...: Doesn't quite make sense. Are you asking the criteria for a borderline personality disorder? If so, these can be easily looked up in the diagnostic & statistical manual of psychiatry IV tr (on -line). ...Read more

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Is lack of conscience one of the symptoms of Asperger syndrome?

Is lack of conscience one of the symptoms of Asperger syndrome?

It is not: Aspies don't understand other people or why their odd behavior often provokes such bad reactions. By contrast, a sociopath is indifferent to the feelings of others and may get pleasure from making others unhappy. Aspies are educable and often grateful -- a treated aspie looks back with regret ; is often eager to do good for others. You can't reach a sociopath. ...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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Is adhd, add and odd forms of autism like aspergers, alway thought they were part of the spectrum?

Is adhd, add and odd forms of autism like aspergers, alway thought they were part of the spectrum?

No: Adhd, add and odd are not related to autistic spectrum disorder at all. Someone can have both. Odd is only in children. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of dissociative identity disorder?

What are the main symptoms of dissociative identity disorder?

DID: In did, there are two or more distinct identities or personality states that continually have power over the person's behavior. There's also inability to recall key personal information that is too far-reaching to be simple forgetfulness. There are also highly distinct memory -- and even physiological -- variations which fluctuate with the person's different personality states or "alters". ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder for adults?

What are the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder for adults?

Autism in adults: Adults have difficulty maintaining work or social relations ships as they cannot stay focused. Some jos that involve no interpersonal skills are greatly performed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of childhood bipolar disorder?

What are the symptoms of childhood bipolar disorder?

Officially? None.: It is not in the dsm. I'm glad, but some think it should be and that the symptoms are similar to adult but are marked by more rapid mood swings, hyperactivity and irritability. The highs and lows are intense and can be dangerous. These symptoms must also cause significant distress in the child, occur in more than just one setting -at school and at home- and last for at least 2 weeks. ...Read more