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Can you please tell me first rank symptoms of schizophrenia?

Can you please tell me first rank symptoms of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia's: Positive symptoms are delusions, hallucinations, & disordered thoughts & speech. Negative symptoms are flat or blunted emotions, poverty of speech, inability to experience pleasure, lack of desire to form relationships, and lack of motivation. ...Read more

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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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What are the first signs that someone has, or is beginning to get, schizophrenia?

Signs: This is a good question, and hard to answer. Behavioral changes will occur sometimes dramatically, often more gradually. Social withdrawal is common, eccentric or odd behaviors, sleep disturbances are others. Certainly having hallucinations or internal preoccupation is seen ...Read more

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Did anyone discover the link between autism and schizophrenia?

Active research: There does seem to be an increased risk for schizophrenia in the autistic population and there are been some genetic markers identified that share some similarity in the two disorders. Having said that the majority of patients with autism will not develop schizophrenia and vice versa. As our understanding of genetics increases we will hopefully learn more about cause, treatment, and prevention. ...Read more

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What are the first or early signs/symptoms of schizophrenia ?

Schizophrenia : Social withdrawal, moodiness, increasingly eccentric thoughts, possible delusions and/or hallucinations, paranoia, to name a few. A psychiatric evaluation is of paramount importance. ...Read more

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Our daughter is 24. My first cousin had schizophrenia. I have noticed lately in our conversations, sometimes I have no idea what she is trying to sa?

Our daughter is 24.  My first cousin had schizophrenia.  I have noticed lately in our conversations, sometimes I have no idea what she is trying to sa?

Common for that: Illness. Disorganized speech and meaningless conversation happens in that condition. Spend time with her to understand what she means. Let her use sign language and write out what she means, sometimes your intuition can tell you what is the meaning of what she is saying or why she is saying what she is saying. ...Read more

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I was a target of my husband's first / recent psychosis and suffered emotional abuse. Do the same themes come back during a relapse? Schizophrenia

Unknowable: This can not be foretold. Even the probability of a relapse is unknowable. I can imagine how hard it is for you (and him) to deal w/ this threat. The best recommendation I can offer is a good support group. I imagine you can ask for referrals from the psychiatric resources in your area. I hope there are good ones. Best wishes for both of you to be safe. ...Read more

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When was schizophrenia discovered?

When was schizophrenia 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 more

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What is the schizophrenia ?

What is the schizophrenia ?

Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions. ...Read more

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