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Under Which Axis Does Schizophrenia Of The Paranoid Type Fall
What are the different classifications of personality disorders under the heading of borderline personality disorder?
Is schizoaffective disorder a condition in it's own right? Or is it basically two different illnesses in the one patient(schizophrenia and bipolar)?
Considered one: It is currently considered one disorder. I find the diagnosis to be used as somewhat of a 'catchall' category professionally. I usually try to refine this diagnosis in my work with people. ...Read more
How come bipolar disorder and pathological lying can coexist? Is it primarily when the person is grandiose?
Yes: It may be a little bit of an oversimplification to say that mania or hypomania lead to pathological lying invariably although it is in fact encountered quite a bit. However, in a mixed state or when someone is very depressed one may get a very different kind of pathological lying that is related to the help rejecting and self destructive patterns seen more typically in depressive states. ...Read more
Not really: Family history increases risk of having bd, but it does not change the presentation. By definition, people with bd have ups and down, usually interspersed with periods of normal mood. The ratio or ups versus downs often changes as people age, but not predictably. Some start with mostly manic episodes, others most depressed; many teens have "mixed" episodes with features of both mood states. ...Read more
Dissociative: Identity Disorder (DID) is often the aftermath of severe trauma early on in life. We don't know a lot about the physiology of the brain under these conditions but believe that one aspect of consciousness begins to deal w/life while the rest of it is protected from life, memories repressed. As each aspect develops a function it becomes a "personality." People w/DID can have many of these. Peace ...Read more
What is the difference between adult add and the disorganized thinking involved in schizoaffective disorder?
Avoidant: Personality disorder is a pervasive lifelong pattern of feelings of inadequacy, sensitivity to rejection, etc.. It’s highly doubtful that APD or other personality disorders, would be a result of childhood trauma. Trauma can make one susceptible to mood and anxiety disorders, most commonly. Regardless, seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist is the best recommendation given your history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does people with bipolar disorder 2 are aware of their disease? In particular , when the have an episode of hypomania , can they recognize it?
Therapy Helps: That is a great question. Working with a therapist allows a person to be more self aware. If a person has bipolar 2, they may have hypomanic episodes which they may not recognize. At times this can result in difficulties. (other times it may make them productive and creative) . So in addition to treating the condition ( sometimes with medication ) developing self awareness can be very helpful. ...Read more
Nurture neglected: Defiant children have a big impact on both parents and siblings alike. Constant stress of confrontation puts everyone on edge. Having had one like this we learned that there were battles not worth fighting and some that were. Give special attention to any other children as it is easy to be overshadowed by one demanding all the attention. ...Read more
When people suffering from bipolar enter either a depressive or manic episode, is there a spectrum of moods within that mood?
The question is not about me I understand that an acute transformation of overlap myeloproliferative/myelodyplastictiy disorder is the terminal phase of the disorder But what is a blastic transformation of the disorder? Is it the same thing as an ac?
Acute vs blastic?: In the chronic and dysplastic hematologic malignancies that you mention (CMML and MDS), the term "acute" transformation means an evolution to acute leukemia. This is defined as more than 20% "blast" cells microscopically. Therefore acute and blastic transformation are the same thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coincidence: Both those teeth and Schizophrenia most often appear between 17 and 25 - so there's probably folklore about a connection. Almost certainly there is no actual physical connection. However, in a young adult facing the often terrifying emergence of psychosis any severe pain might be exaggerated to an extreme and even misinterpreted through the thinking disorder. How much can range from zero to lots. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is there a bipolar spectrum and does it carry itself into the behavior of siblings? Do siblings become bipolar?
By the definition of psychotic then copernicus/newton/antibloodletting drs are psychotic? As they were "out of touch" w/predominant views of time?
Science and logic : They may have been considered by some people as psychotic. However, then they made their case with scientific observations and logical thinking, i would hope that people viewed them for that they were and that is people of science. ...Read more
Trauma or APD: First of all it is a part of all human nature, but varies in severity among the various personality disorders. Many people with bpd ( borderline pd) were abused and manipulated and taught to lie as children they repeat this as a survival mechanism or as acting out in adulthood. Some actually are antisocial personalities, but society seems to shy away from placing that label on women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar medications : Schizoaffective disorder causes thought disorder, lack of contact with reality, and unstable mood. It's less common than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but requires the same types of medications: antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and others. Prognosis for return to previous function is better than for other psychotic disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001927/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having a series of schizophrenia condition in the family make me prone to Major Depression? Or is schizophrenia not related to my depression?
Might be. : Many times, people have illnesses that go unreported and show up as other illnesses. For now I would be cautious and make sure you take care of your health, stress levels and diet. All 3 can affect your depression. Illnessess and psychiatric ones can run in the family. Alcoholism can mask depression or bipolar disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For paranoid psychosis do the symptoms become less or greater depending on the level of stress the patient is at?
Delusions: In these cases, delusions are part of the psychotic phase, such as grandiose delusions in bipolar disorders or the bizarre delusions in schizophrenics. ...Read more
What to do if I have paranoid schizophrenia and major depression in one making me schizoaffective depressive type ..What are the symptoms?
Schizoaffective: The symptoms of schizoaffective disorder include what are called positive symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. The person they hear the room thoughts as being spoken aloud outside their head. The hallucinations tend to be auditory in nature so that the person hears voices talking at them but not with them inside their mind. The person they feel that they can magically read other people's thoughts or the others can magically insert thoughts into their mind or steal thoughts from their mind. They may feel as if the tv or radio are talking about them. The depressive symptoms include insomnia, sadness, feeling depressed, being suicidal, feeling hopeless hopeless worthless or guilty and having a decreasedsex drive. It is also possible to have excessive sleepiness. Appetite may go up or down causing weight gain or weight loss.If you feel like you are suffering from this, it is imperative that you see your family doctor for a physicalexam toexclude physical causes and then to see a psychiatristfor a medication evaluation and diagnostic evaluation. Additionally psychotherapy could be quite helpful.Some of my colleagues may add in other forms of treatment that are also used in this condition. ...Read more
A type: Schizophrenia, a thought disorder has variety of symptoms[hallucinations, delusions, withdrawal, minimal speech or social interaction] if the thought content is dominated by concerns about others talking about you, laughing at you, planning to harm you that is schizophrenia paranoid type. ...Read more
Suspicion is Key: Schizophrenia is characterized by a disturbance in an individuals cognition and emotion, which impact perception, thought, and language. Two primary symptoms include hallucinations (auditory, visual) and delusions (false belief). If you suspect you have this condition, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor or local mental health center. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Information: Mayo clinic defines schizophrenia as “a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” paranoia is a significant theme in this type of schizophrenia. Please see full article at :. ...Read more
By definition: Paranoid schizophrenia leads one to feel that others are trying to hurt you, even when there is not actually real intent on the part of others to do harm. It couls also make one think that things are doomed. Find a good therapist and a psychiatrist, since medication is very important to treat this condition. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more
Psych disorder: It is a psychiatric disorder manifested by paranoid delusions and deterioration in cognitive, social and behavioral functioning. It appears to be a disorder that is predominately developed genetically, but similar symptoms can occur with chronic abuse of stimulants (i.e. Methamphetamine). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Encourage treatment: Without treatment, long term suffering is typical. Since it is not possible for the patient to tell the difference between real and hallucinations, value of treatment may not be apparent to the patient, especially at first. Without support of family and friends, treatment tends to be spotty, resulting in extra suffering. Medications are not perfect, but they do help some. Talk to his psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why risk guessing?: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leave that to the dr: Encourage that person to seek out an assessment by a physician. Defer the discussion about discussing specific diagnoses to the physician. ...Read more
See below: Scheduling appointment and getting evaluated by a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist). Self-diagnosis are not always a great idea. Once you've been diagnosed, you can work on symptom awareness, self-care, coping, etc. ...Read more
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
Options: If threats are credible notify authorities. Most states have civil commitment laws and if legal criteria are satisfied individuals with psychiatric illness who are at increased risk for violence can be mandated to treatment. Contact it lucas police department, probate court or 911. ...Read more
Disorder Vs Symptom: Paranoid schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder with paranoia. In the U.S. We recognize five types of schizophrenia: paranoid, disorganized, catatonic, undifferentiated and residual type. The symptom of paranoia can also occur with any of the following: illicit drug use, alcoholism, brain tumor, stroke, dementia, severe anxiety, infection, and heart disease ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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