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When Was Schizophrenia First Discovered
Late 1800's: The term schizophrenia was actually used starting in the early 1900's but the illness was recognized as different from bipolar disorder as far back as the mid 1800's. It was first considered a form of dementia, like alzheimers, that hit younger people. For that reason it was first called dementia praecox. However, the name schizophrenia became more popular in the early 1900's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Early 1980's: In the early 1980's, doctors started recognizing very unusual cases of a skin cancer called kaopsi's sarcoma and a pneumonia called pcp in young men in ny and sf. Within a remarkably short period of time the HIV virus itself was discovered. We know know HIV has existed for over 100 years in africa, but world wide spread probably started in the 1970's. ...Read more
Long time ago: There are some egyptian papyri that deal with medical issues. Mostly they have to do with trauma but bone cancer and female organ cancers were mentioned (or at least sounds like they were talking about it). It may have been known for longer but not recognized as such. It was less frequent too. Cancer is more common as we age and people did not live as long in ancient times. ...Read more
Unknown: This was undoubtedly one of the earliest eye diseases to be recognized. There are ancient manuscripts describing various emolients and preparations of animal body organs and secretions as poultices to treat this condtiion. So the "discovery" is ancient. Reasonable treatments came about with the development of medical advances including eyedrops with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more
Diabetes discovered: Good question! First noted in 1889. Please go to "www.news-medical.net/health/History of Diabetes.aspx" When I was 8 years old my father left for work early and it was left to me to help Mom with her diabetes. In those days diabetes was monitored by putting a dipstick in the urine and see what color came on the dipstick. It meant nothing because the dose of insulin was never changed. Not fun! ...Read more
1981: There's lots of information about HIV/AIDS out there - and it's always important to know one's status and one's risks. You may want to try the CDC website, or wikipedia has a good overview. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV/AIDS#cite_note-18 Talk with a doctor for more specific information. Infectious Disease doctors are specialists with HIV/AIDS diagnosis, prevention and treatment. ...Read more
Earlier my g/f blacked out; upon waking she had amnesia and thought it was the day after we started dating (dec. 21, 2011). She recovered later. Diag?
Last period was 5/13 when i went 2 the ob for my u/s they are showing me a week behind where i thought i was how accurate is the u/s? Pos of last pd
Very accurate: Sonograms are very accurate. A first trimester sonogram has a 5-7 margin of error. A second trimester has a 7-14 day margin of error. The earlier the sonogram them more accurate. Ask your doctor whether the sonogram or your last period is being used to calculate your due date. ...Read more
What is the highest TSH ever recorded? When diagnosed, mine was 963. It was not a mistake and retested several times. My doctor was shocked.
Yes: I'm not aware of any where in textbooks or journals is recorded where the largest TSH number for lab abnormal values are recorded I'm not sure that they keep that record ...Read more
I had 2miscarriages First one was at 11 weeks the second was a little over 5 months the doctors said he wouldn't make it he was alive when he was born?
Please clarify: I am sorry to hear of your troubles. But, you have failed to ask us a question. ...Read more
My wife is depression patient. Once treated by doctors. After got pregnant again went in depression.
I used terconazole 3 when I was 8 weeks pregnant and am worried now based on some reviews saying it shouldn't be used in the first trimester. Is it ok?
Could schizophrenia cause tics? I had tics first but then I was diagnosed with mild schizophrenia.
I was vaccinated as a baby for varicella yet i got it when i was in russia age 8 how is that possible?
Yes: This vaccine is a modified strain of the wild varicella virus & is thought to confer lifelong immunity in 85 -90 % of kids after 1 dose. A second dose was initially recommended only to teenagers at first, but now we generally want all kids to have at least two, to pick up the stragglers with poor initial response.Long term protection is a feature of other viral vaccines. ...Read more
My pd 4 days late then light and short. negative prey tests. miscarriage in dec, same story didn't have positive test until was in er. is it the same?
Trust the test : A pregnancy test can detect a bhcg of about 20. Your bhcg roughly doubles every 48 hours. Let's say the first day you took it you were barely pregnant with a level of 19. 48 hours later your bhcg would be 38 which is way above the level for a urine pregnancy test to detect it. Home tests work really well and can be trusted. Repeat in a few days and if negative then you are not pregnant. ...Read more
I have had several positive hpts, and had 2 quants done. The first was 164, and the second was about 41 hours later and was 299. Is this good?
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