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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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Dr. Kevin Passer
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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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How is schizophrenia treated?  

How is schizophrenia treated?  

Medications mainly: Schizophrenia is treated by medications called anti-psychotics. They are prescribed by psychiatrists, who also engage patients in some "talk therapy". Read more

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What can you do to treat schizophrenia?

What can you do to treat schizophrenia?

Tx: Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are another alternative. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with medications include: family therapy, social skills training, vocational rehabilitation & individual therapy. Read more

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How can early-onset of schizophrenia be treated?

How can early-onset of schizophrenia be treated?

Atypicals: Atypical antipsychotics are very helpful. Early schizophrenia can be a confusing and depressing time - most of the patients I treat opt for acupuncture as well - as it helps them to remain grounded. Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs used to treat schizophrenia?

Can you tell me about drugs used to treat schizophrenia?

Different ones: Antipsychotic medications are used to treat the hallucinations and delusions associated with schizophrenia. There are 20 different ones. Treatment for schizophrenia is best provided by a board certified psychiatrist. Antipsychotic medications require careful monitoring, especially as schizophrenia is a chronic condition. I like Invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) which is an injection that lasts one month. Read more

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If a person takes medication to treat schizophrenia, but didn't have schizophrenia would the medication cause symptoms of schizophrenia?

Psychiatric meds: Are designed to reduce the symptoms not make them occur. They should only be taken as prescribed by the psychiatrist. If you have a bad reaction to any medication call the prescribing physician. No psychiatrist gives medications without being sure of their diagnosis. If symptoms increase you may need a different dosage to counteract the disorder. Call the psychiatrist and meet with them. Read more

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Can I use biperiden to treat schizophrenia?

Can I use biperiden to treat schizophrenia?

No: It might b used 2 treat side effects from the drugs used 2 treat schizophrenia. Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

Abilify (aripiprazole): As a Psychotropic & at therapeutic dose, Yes. Read more

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Can you tell me if mental illness like schizophrenia is based on theory, there is no proof then how can it be an illness?

Although there are: Multiple theories related to the causation of schizophrenia mainly associated to various treatment options, there is evidence of physical causes of schizophrenia which are supported by the efficacy of psychotropic medications. It is therefore an illness that impacts on brain functions. Read more

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What would be an indication on schizophrenia/mental disorders like that?

What would be an indication on schizophrenia/mental disorders like that?

Psychosis: First, schizophrenia (scz) has it's most common age of onset in the late teens or early 20s. A new diagnosis of scz for someone over the age of 40 is unusual. Then, the symptoms have to do with something called psychosis, i.e. Hallucinations and/or delusions. Finally, there are other conditions which may cause a person to become psychotic, including some physical causes. A psychiatrist can help. Read more

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Can prescription biperiden treat schizophrenia?

No: Biperiden is an anticholinergic. It sometimes is used to relieve side effects of antipsychotics, which are effective for treating schizophrenia, but it is not itself helpful in treating the disorder. Read more

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What methods are used to treat disorganized schizophrenia?

Medications: Schizophrenia of essentially any type requires medications, although much more also may be needed. Especially with disorganized schizophrenia, the individual often has trouble follow through on the most basic tasks of daily living. Medications may make a big dfifference, but other social support may be essential for the individual and the family. Read more

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Is it possible that I have schizophrenia or some kind of mental disorder?

Is it possible that I have schizophrenia or some kind of mental disorder?

Don't know your: Symptoms. If this is a concern would recommend a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Take care. Read more

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If a woman has been diagnosed and treated for schizophrenia in the past but has been well for 4 years, would it be wise to have a baby?

If a woman has been diagnosed and treated for schizophrenia in the past but has been well for 4 years, would it be wise to have a baby?

Hard to say: You may be asking either or both of two questions: is the child at risk for having schizophrenia, and what might the effect be on the mother. With respect to the former, the risk is about 6 times higher than the general population (6%), so not horrible odds. With respect to latter, having a baby is quite stressful, so be sure support systems are in place. Talk over in advance with doctor. Read more

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I'm suffering from schizophrenia since 2 years and there's no improvement.... And I want to stop using medicine. So can you tell me how to treat it?

Unfortunately: There is no known cure for schizophrenia. If proven to be effective, treatments such as medication are only beneficial when taken continuously. Individual response to treatment is difficult to predict but with persistence many experience relief. Read more

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Can effexor treat schizophrenia?

Can effexor treat schizophrenia?

Possibly helpful: Effexor is an SNRI used to treat depression, can be added sometimes. Treatment of schizophrenia today is most often using second-generation antipsychotic medications. There are about a dozen of these, and about a half dozen first-generation antipsychotics. The newer drugs have less side effects, but the older ones are cheaper. Consult with your doctor to determine which may be best for you Read more

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Can orthomolecular psychiatry treat schizophrenia?

Can orthomolecular psychiatry treat schizophrenia?

Orthomolecular Psy.: It claims that the causes of psychotic disorders are food allergies, low sugar, low thyroid, heavy metal toxicity, pyroluria (improper hemoglobin synthesis), histadelia (high histamine & basophils in blood), & histapenia (high copper with low histamine). So far, use of megavitamins & nutrients to correct such claimed deficits have not proven successful in treating schizophrenia. Read more

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How can you treat schizophrenia and somatoform disorder?

How can you treat schizophrenia and somatoform disorder?

Differences: The treatments used for these disorders are different. For schizophrenia the main treatment is antipsychotic medication. The most effective treatment for somatoform disorder is cognitive behavioral therapy. Read more