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Why does benadryl (diphenhydramine) alleviate symptoms of bipolar, borderline, autism, & schizophrenia? I only feel normal & able to think clearly when I've taken some.

Why does benadryl (diphenhydramine) alleviate symptoms of bipolar, borderline, autism, & schizophrenia? I only feel normal & able to think clearly when I've taken some.

Anti-cholinergic: Hard to say why, but it's not impossible. It's known to act on the CNS andyour experience is yours to know. Here's some info that might help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diphenhydramine
Both the conditions you name and the chemistry are very complex. Don't over-use it, but as directed I'd guess it's safer than many other drugs that may not help as much as you say it does. Best! ...Read more

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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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Help please? What is borderline schizophrenia?

Help please? What is borderline schizophrenia?

I am not sure: How this term is being used. I wonder if the person using the term is referring to prodromal (first stage) schizophrenia. I would ask the person who used that terminology what they meant by it. ...Read more

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What is the new term for borderline schizophrenia?

Terminology: I hear two terms in this question, both of which are current, and easily findable in the DSM5. Borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have borderline schizophrenia?

Is it possible that I have borderline schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: Firstly, do not diagnose yourself. Get a full psychiatric evaluation and inquire about medication options to control hallucinations and other symptoms. Also, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in psychotic disorders. DO IT TODAY. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of schizophrenia?

What are the common symptoms of schizophrenia?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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How to tell if these are early symptom of schizophrenia?

How to tell if these are early symptom of schizophrenia?

What symptoms?: Please ask again and clarify what symptoms you are experiencing. ...Read more

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What are positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia?

A classification: An attempt to differentiate patients based on predominant symptoms. Positive are delusions and hallucinations and are thought to denote those with a better response to treatment.
Negative symptoms include withdrawal, flat affect, poverty of speech, poor hygiene or grooming, low motivation, and anhedonia.
These make the patient less accessible to any therapy and are less responsive to medication. ...Read more

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Is not taking life seriously a symptom of schizophrenia? Typical

Not as I know of: Could be just a personality set, could be a sign of immaturity, could be adhd, it depends on how much it interferes with you life. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is schizophrenia and what are some symptoms?

Could you explain what is schizophrenia and what are some symptoms?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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If you have 6 symptoms of schizophrenia, dies that mean you have it. I have had symptoms for 27 years?

If you have 6 symptoms of schizophrenia, dies that mean you have it. I have had symptoms for 27 years?

Possibly so : Yes, symptoms of schizophrenia could mean you have the disorder. However, there can also be other causes for symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, flat affect, and difficulty with memory and concentration, etc. Diagnosing schizophrenia requires long-term information about you & your life. Best to work with a skilled psychiatrist who follows you over time, rather than trying to do this alone. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are symptoms of schizophrenia?

Doctors, what are symptoms of schizophrenia?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute schizophrenia?

The "Positive" signs: The most common (+) symptoms of acute schizophrenia are some or all of the following:
lack of insight, auditory hallucinations (hearing sounds, voices or music), delusions of persecution, suspiciousness
flat mood, thoughts spoken aloud & mood disturbance. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia?

See below: Disorganized thoughts, hallucinations (especially auditory), illogical or paranoid ideas, social withdrawal, trouble with decision-making, schizophrenia should be diagnosed by a psychiatrist. It's a tough disorder but usually manageable with medications. One of the great hindrances is the reluctance of many schizophrenics to see that they are sick. ...Read more

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What are the first or early signs/symptoms of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia : Social withdrawal, moodiness, increasingly eccentric thoughts, possible delusions and/or hallucinations, paranoia, to name a few. A psychiatric evaluation is of paramount importance. ...Read more

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Can antipsychotics elevate negative symptoms in schizophrenia?

Maybe: Sometimes, antipsychotics, especially the older ones, can cause parkinson's — like side effect. This causes the person to have a "flat" or emotionless appearance to the face. The antipsychotics all also cause sleepiness and a low energy. This may imitate the lack of drive that is also a common negative symptom. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of schizophrenia besides hallucinations?

Schizophrenia: Inappropriate affect, visual (and sometimes auditory) hallucinations, delusions, and decriments in social/interpersonal functioning. There are many others. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics increase negative symptoms in schizophrenia?

Do antipsychotics increase negative symptoms in schizophrenia?

Older antipsychotics: Did not so much increase negative symptoms as simply didn't effectively treat them. The newer antipsychotics can help with both positive and negative symptoms. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for the negative symptoms in schizophrenia?

Treatment: Cure-no. Excellent treatment — yes. Many atypical antipsychotic medications address negative schizophrenic symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Do negative symptoms of schizophrenia get worse over time?

Hi doctors. Do negative symptoms of schizophrenia get worse over time?

Schizophrenia sx: Schizophrenia requires long-term medical and psycho-social support. Schizophrenia ranges from severe, eg, unable to work, to much higher functioning ability. Compliance with treatment is critical to maintain all gains and avoid relapse. Negative symptoms need monitoring and can be complicated by depression, drugs, meds, other medical factors. Have a psychiatrist assess symptoms if concerned. See:http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Schizophrenia ...Read more

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If I am now completely in denial I have schizophrenia. Is this a symptom?

If I am now completely in denial I have schizophrenia. Is this a symptom?

Face It 2 Live Well?: Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that can affect judgment. It's also a condition that many misunderstand or know little about, & as a result, those affected by it cn feel stigmatized. People like law professor elyn saks are changing this by sharing her experiences. She's helped those who love her & everyone else better understand what it's like living w/ a brain disorder: http://bit. Ly/n2lelx. ...Read more

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What is harder for a patient to fix with schizophrenia: positive or negative symptoms?

What is harder for a patient to fix with schizophrenia: positive or negative symptoms?

Positive: Typically, it is considered to be easier to treat the positive symptoms of schizophrenia as opposed to the negative symptoms. Positive symptoms tend to respond better to antipsychotic medications. Medications to treat the negative symptoms of schizophrenia are currently lacking or of limited efficacy. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines or suppliments I can take for neagtive symptoms of schizophrenia?

Are there any medicines or suppliments I can take for neagtive symptoms of schizophrenia?

Quite a few.: There are many anti-psychotic medications combined with antidepressants that can help you. You should take vitamins and minerals as a dietary supplement with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Psychotherapy with your medications is also very beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age that schizophrenia symptoms can manifest? Like can a 3-year-old show symptoms?

At any time: Schizophrenia can develop at any time in life. It occurs most common in late adolescence and early adulthood. It is rare to have a young child diagnosed with schizophrenia, but it can happen. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with the type of schizophrenia where hallucination is not present?

What symptoms are typically associated with the type of schizophrenia where hallucination is not present?

Schizophrenia sympts: Acute schizophrenia symptoms include hallucinations, delusions (usually paranoia, ideas of reference, thought insertion or withdrawal), agitation, isolation, flat affect, thought disorganization. All of these symptoms can be present in other psychosis including mania, psychotic depression drug induced (I've had pts on mj who looked like schizophrenia) early treatment is essential for good outcome. ...Read more

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Could you have schizophrenia without having symptoms if you did not have some event that acted as a trigger?

STRANGE QUESTION: If you had no symptoms would it be schizophrenia? You mean if predisposed to schizophrenia, could something trigger symptoms. Yes.
Street drugs are one example. ...Read more

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Will antipsychotics for schizophrenia do anything for me if I experience more negative symptoms than positive symptoms?

Good question!: Discuss with your doc but in general the newer atypical antipsychotics & clozapine are more effective for negative symptoms ...Read more

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What are the two types of catatonia schizophrenia and what are the symptoms of both, also can you have both types or just one?

What are the two types of catatonia schizophrenia and what are the symptoms of both, also can you have both types or just one?

Rare in general: Now, it is officially a symptom, but most drs still think of it as a subtype. The polar features of waxy statue-like stillness and unusual posturing vs the uncontrolled excessive motor activity that in the highest degree can be life threatening. They would not be concurrent, but I suppose it could be possible to have episodes of both kinds. It is all quite rare. Think "expressing: not "having". ...Read more

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Diagnosed at 18 with schizophrenia, no symptoms for about 8 years. Going of off meds under supervision. Have you heard of cases like this?

Depending.....: Can be pretty common.
If the schizophrenia symptoms were under a particular context (huge stress for example).
Also, people with bipolar disorder frequently have psychosis that is very episodic.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular situation.
Glad it's going well for you though! ...Read more

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It is possible that a blank mind be a symptom of schizophrenia?

Not nessesarily: The blank mind should be present all the time and preclude you from maintaining your basic life goals. ...Read more