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Doctor insights on: What Are The Odds Of Me Developing Schizophrenia With No Family History Of It

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

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


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Please help! I have a history of anxiety and depression no family history of schizophrenia and am 25 years old, what are my chances of developing it?

Please help! I have a history of anxiety and depression no family history of schizophrenia and am 25 years old, what are my chances of developing it?

Depression ; anxiety: Do not lead to schizophrenia, and schizophrenia is much less prevalent (less than 1.5% lifetime prevalence) than depression and anxiety (up to 17% lifetime prevalence). Manage your depression ; anxiety with the help of cognitive therapy and relaxation training and don't worry about schizophrenia. A mental health professional can give you an accurate diagnosis and reassure you. ...Read more

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Can early childhood sexual abusive lead to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type? With no family history of schizophrenia?

Can early childhood sexual abusive lead to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?  With no family history of schizophrenia?

Can happen..: If it has been so severe and chronic that a usual sequence would be ptsd first, then psychotic features from initial flashback. Eventually the personality becomes so fragile it detaches from reality. Add to this genetic vulnerabilities that are not apparent to people in the family. Many reasons abuse in families can make it difficult to get all the data. Environment and genes are key. ...Read more

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Fear of schizophrenia. Have family history. What are preventive measures to not get the disease?

Fear of schizophrenia. Have family history. What are preventive measures to not get the disease?

Stay calm: Likelihood. Of your having it pretty low if you have doubts or see symptoms see a psychiatrist early treatment makes a big difference. ...Read more

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In general, what are the odds of someone in their 60's having cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

In general, what are the odds of someone in their 60's having cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

Hard to predict: Our chances of developing cancer increases as we age, but many life style variables influence the risk, notably smoking, alcohol use, sun exposure and diet. Family history is important, but only part of the picture. Fortunately, we have control over lifestyle risk factors. ...Read more

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My appetite has been lacking lately im 22 and don't smoke and.No family history of colon cancer what are odds I have cc? Is.It all in my head im scared

My appetite has been lacking lately im 22 and don't smoke and.No family history of colon cancer what are odds I have cc? Is.It all in my head im scared

Very unlikely...: At 22 you have a very low likelihood of having colon cancer. Other causes for lack of appetite such as depression, anorexia, flu/cold, among many others would be thought of first. That being said, a sudden and unexplained lack of appetite should be worked-up. Please see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Family History (Definition)

A family history consists of information about disorders suffered by the relatives of a patient. The history can help the patient identify diseases that he or she may be susceptible to, and help the patient to ...Read more