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Will Smoking Oxycontin Cause Schizophrenia
A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more
My friend just stopped abusing oxycontin, she thinks she has schizophrenia because she is seeing someone who isn't really there. Is this a side effect?
Could be: Withdrawl symptoms could involve hallucinations such as you describe. Lots of things come in to play here - how much she was taking, how often she used, how quickly she is withdrawing - is she stopping cold turkey without the oversight of a doc? I would be a good friend and encourage her to get clean, but she likely needs professional help to do that, and could be dangerous if she doesn't get help. ...Read more
Possibly: There is a lot of research on this. What is known is that people (usually late teens) about to have their first psychotic episode often begin using or increase the use of marijuana. Unclear is the cause of that connection. Perhaps emerging psychosis changes values, leading to new activities such as marijuana use; or perhaps marijuana has an effect on the brain, speeding the psychotic process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Smoking weed whether you have aspergers or not increases the risk of developing psychosis/schizophrenia. It also increase the chance of developing what in other countries is referred to as "amotivational syndrome" where the person level of motivation and volition drops significantly please stop using for your health feel better. ...Read more
Any thoughts on why people with schizophrenia have such high rates of smoking (nicotine addiction)?
Nicotine & Schiz: There are different ideas about this, but no "written in stone" answers. One is the possibility that nicotine may assist people whose internal "gating" mechanisms may be faulty -- where they have trouble differentiating inner from outer stimuli. Another is that nicotine may simply be more addicting in schizophrenic brains than others. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23919443. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will I develop Schizophrenia from smoking Weed THC (4%).Sativa strain with THC:CBD being higher.I also have Asperger's syndrome ?
Maybe: More recent research and annecdotal reports show smorking marijuana to cause schizophrenia type symtoms. Marijuana use in any form will cause significant changes in your brain function. THC is a fat soluble substance and your brain is more than half fat by composition ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Oxycodone, when smoked, gets into the body (and the brain) very quickly, within seconds. It has a greater chance of producing overdose, and can cause physical dependence and addiction more quickly when smoked than when taken by mouth, but both routes of administration will cause addiction. It is not good for the lungs or heart either, since many impurities present in the smoke are toxic. ...Read more
Probably: Schizophrenia is one of the most serious public health problems in the world, affecting just under 1% of the world's population. Essential features are deterioration in function (hallucinations, delusions, poor judgement). The medications can present significant side effects. And because of poor judgement patients may disregard medical problems, increase in suicide risk and violent behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person takes medication to treat schizophrenia, but didn't have schizophrenia would the medication cause symptoms of schizophrenia?
Psychiatric meds: Are designed to reduce the symptoms not make them occur. They should only be taken as prescribed by the psychiatrist. If you have a bad reaction to any medication call the prescribing physician. No psychiatrist gives medications without being sure of their diagnosis. If symptoms increase you may need a different dosage to counteract the disorder. Call the psychiatrist and meet with them. ...Read more
Not a cause: Deficiency of any kind is not known to be a cause of schizophrenia (a brain disorder). The precise cause of schizophrenia is unknown. Some researchers suspect that environmental factors may increase the risk of triggering schizophrenia. Viruses, toxins or malnutrition while in the womb, stressful life circumstances, and taking psychoactive drugs during adolescence are also being studied, e.g. ...Read more
Yes: In general this can be a side effect but only for a minority of people. Discuss with your psychiatrist or doctor. ...Read more
Could schizophrenia cause tics? I had tics first but then I was diagnosed with mild schizophrenia.
Is schizophrenia the cause that i dony have dreams or i just cant remember it (but i do have daydreams)?
It is possible that: a medication you are taking is blocking REM sleep/dreaming. Talk with the doc who prescribed your meds. It's more likely that you don't remember your dreams. Lots of people do not. If you tell yourself to remember your dreams before you sleep you may begin to remember. You need to write them down at once when you wake or you will forget them again. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Has it been determined that repeated stress and inability to find jobs cause one to develop schizophrenia?
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