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What are the most common symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

What are the most common symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

Mood and Psychosis: It is similar to bipolar d/o or major depression in terms of mood disturbance. The difference is, a person is psychotic during periods when their mood is stable. Schizoaffective d/o is either bipolar type or depressive type. ...Read more

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Schizoaffective Disorder (Definition)

A psychiatric disorder that involves mood swings and psychosis, and which may ...Read more


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What are the most common symptoms of primary affective disorder?

What are the most common symptoms of primary affective disorder?

Affective Disorder: Affective disorder is a process where your emotions or affect are changed or is causing problems. Some use the term primary affective disorder for depression, depressed mood, poor attention, poor appetite, lethargy. Primary means it is not a product of some other illness. If these symptoms fit, discuss this with your doctor for medication and referral for counseling. ...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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What are the most common symptoms of adjustment disorder?

What are the most common symptoms of adjustment disorder?

Anxiety, depression: There are different types of adjustment disorders based on what mood and behavior there is for a given person. Besides anxiety and depressed mood, there is disturbance of conduct. ...Read more

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What are some of the most recognizable symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What are some of the most recognizable symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Mania and depression: Mania usually includes decreased need for sleep, increased energy, increased self esteem and may include increased spending, impulsive behavior and irritability. Depression is characterized by low self esteem, low energy, low motivation, decreased interest in pleasurable activities and may include thoughts of worthlessness and even suicide as well as changes in appetite. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What are common symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Sleeplessness racing: The presence of a "manic" episode in the context of an indiviudal who has suffered major depression. Bipolar may be being overdiagnosed at present - context of sleeplessess, racing thoughts, shopping sprees, taking on multiple projects, impulsivenes, feeligns of invincability etc are important. Bipolar ii is even looser, as the duration fo symptoms required is shorter. Get good psych evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of asperger's syndrome?

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What are the most common symptoms of asperger's syndrome?

Autism spectrum: Long list of symptoms (patient can exhibit some and not others). Typically it affects social interaction: difficulty forming relationships, poor eye contact, repetitive gestures, withdrawn, inflexible routines, etc. Do not have mental retardation or delay in verbal language development. Restricted obsessive interests. Aka high functioning autism. This website has more http://www.Aspergers.Com/. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of bipolar disorder are most common?

Which symptoms of bipolar disorder are most common?

Signs: In bipolar i there has to have been at least one manic episode in one's life. During a manic episode one may have extreme elevated mood, irritability, decreased need for sleep, a lot of energy, impulsive/reckless behavior, hypersexuality and rapid speech. In severe episodes they may have psychosis. The person can then cycle into periods of depression. The frequency of these cycles can vary. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

What are the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

Schizoaffective disorder: Is a disorder of brain function. A person with schizoaffective disorder has severe changes in mood ( depression or mania) and some of the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking. However neither symptom complex predominates to the exclusion of the other. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of dementia?

What are the most common symptoms of dementia?

Memory is first: By definition, if you have dementia you have a problem with memory. Other symptoms include problems with language, trouble using objects like tools, trouble evaluating and processing information, trouble knowing that you have deficits. Other types of symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, aggression, disinhibition, irritability and mood lability. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of adhd?

What are the common symptoms of adhd?

They are...: 1. Easily distracted and difficulty focusing attention 2. Very impulsive behavior 3. Difficulty organizing jobs, tasks or projects 4. Also on the go or hyperactivity all patents with adhd have these characteristics to some degree. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of clinical depression?

What are the common symptoms of clinical depression?

Symptoms of: Depression: insomnia or sleeping all the time; lack of energy, drive; sadness; frequent crying; suicidal thoughts; weight loss or gain; social isolation; lack of interest in life; loss of sense of pleasure; loss of sex drive; irritability. See a psychologist or psychiatrist to get an assessment and consider treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of dyslexia?

What are the most common symptoms of dyslexia?

Let me help you: The problems displayed by individuals with dyslexia involve difficulties in acquiring and using written language. It is a myth that dyslexic individuals "read backwards, " although spelling can look quite jumbled at times because students have trouble remembering letter symbols for sounds and forming memories for words. And other read below. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dysthymic disorder?

What are the symptoms of dysthymic disorder?

Like depression: Dysthymic disorder used to be called "minor depression" until researchers/clinicians realized that it can be as dibilitating as the "major" kind. The symptoms are the same: depressed or irritable mood, changes in appetite and sleep, low energy, poor self-esteem, trouble concentrating, & feelings of hopelessness. Severity overall is less, but duration is longer (2 years or more). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder like?

Varied: The symptoms vary depending on the type of bipolar disorder. There is bipolar i, bipolar ii, cyclothymia and bipolar disorder nos. Manic symptoms can include a marked increase in energy and decreased need for sleep, racing thought, rapid speech, euphoric mood, hypersexual, hyper religious, grandiose delusion, etc. Depression in bipolar disorder often looks like unipolar depression. ...Read more

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What are the less common symptoms of narcolepsy?

What are the less common symptoms of narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy: They can include seeing dreamlike images upon falling asleep or upon awakening, sleep paralysis upon falling asleep or upon awakening, or experiencing colorful/vivid dreaming. ...Read more

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What are the most common neurological disorders?

What are the most common neurological disorders?

Migraines?: Perhaps most common is migraine, but strokes occur often, alzheimer's disease is common in older pts, parkinson's disease not rare. Head trauma increasing in frequency. Neurologists also see low back pain and neck pain patients. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in depression?

What symptoms are common in depression?

Symptoms: Symptoms of depression can include: feeling sad, irritable or angry. There can be a decrease in sex drive. Energy level & motivation levels may drop. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep may increase or decrease. Weight can change in relation to increase or decrease in appetite. Concentration or memory may decline. There can be an absence of joy as well as >>. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in teens?

What are the common symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in teens?

Multiple impairments: Autism is a disorder that involves qualitative impairment in several different realms including things such as impaired use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye to eye gaze, , failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level, lack of social reciprocity. Also impairments in communication, restricted repetitive behaviors, etc.. Look to dsm4tr for more details. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of acute stress disorder?

What are the common symptoms of acute stress disorder?

Acute Stress D/O: Acute stress d/o is an anxiety disorder occurring within 4 weeks of event(s) involving threatened death/serious injury or self or others, and response of fear, helplessness, or horror. Lasts at least 2 days and no longer than 4 weeks after the event. Symptoms may include a subjective sense of numbing, detachment, & amnesia; also recurrent images, thoughts, dreams; increased arousal; avoidance. ...Read more