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Will scientists find a cure for schizophrenia?

Will scientists find a cure for schizophrenia?

Not likely soon, but: Schizophrenia is a tragic lifelong illness that most commonly starts age 16-24, and is the main form of psychosis (disordered thinking). It may be triggered by an environmental event, but it is largely based on one's genetic makeup. Anti-psychotics can rx sx. There is no prevention nor cure. A breakthrough would involve genetic mapping, genetic manipulation, and prevention would be the only cure. ...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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Has there been a permanent cure developed for schizophrenia yet?

Has there been a permanent cure developed for schizophrenia yet?

No-But Can Live Well: See: "family of many schizophrenia patients report positive personal growth" http://psych.Ly/10fyyxr via @psychcentral having a strong network of people in your life is a huge factor in how well people diagnosed with schizophrenia are able to manage their symptoms and live well. ...Read more

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What is the cure for schizophrenia?

Tx options: Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are another alternative. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with medications include: family therapy, social skills training, vocational rehabilitation & individual therapy. ...Read more

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What causes schizophrenia? Is there a cure for it?

Schizophrenia : Genetically based chronic psychiatric illness. Treatment provides symptom relief. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for the negative symptoms in schizophrenia?

Treatment: Cure-no. Excellent treatment - yes. Many atypical antipsychotic medications address negative schizophrenic symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have schizophrenia what do I do to cure it do I start believing in god or what?

Manage, not cure: Schizophrenia is a serious, devastating illness for which you will need lifelong management by a Dr. You've already accepted the fact, which is a tremendous plus and a credit to you. I would caution you strongly against looking to mysticism or religion for a cure or expecting any 'magic' to help, but I hope that you find your faith to be a source of community, good moral guidance & strength. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for bipolar or schizophrenia disorder?

Is there a cure for bipolar or schizophrenia disorder?

Bipolar: Sadly, there is not a cure for either of these. It's much more a matter of management, which is life-long and arduous, than it is of cure, I am sorry to say. ...Read more

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Will they ever cure schizophrenia?

Will they ever cure schizophrenia?

Unknown: Truly curing schizophrenia will require not just a drug, but whole communities and family supports. In many cases it will require a whole social re-education process once someone is no longer psychotic, to learn to live and interact with others. The medications we have now manage symptoms only, and do not actually "cure." hopefully this can improve with focused research and creative therapies. ...Read more

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What are some natural herbs or remedies to cure schizophrenia?

What are some natural herbs or remedies to cure schizophrenia?

No cure: There is no cure for schizophrenia. While there are some herbs available for treatment of depression and anxiety, this is not the case for schizophrenia. The best treatment for schizophrenia is with antipsychotic medication. ...Read more