Are schizophrenic reactions the same thing as schizophrenia?

Psychotic rxn. Are you referring to a psychotic reaction (or brief reactive psychosis). It is usually a brief period with loss of touch with reality whereas schizoprhenia is a life-long illness.
Schizophrenia. No, they are different, though one may lead to , or be associated with the other. The schiz. Reaction is a way to describe psychotic behaviors that are seen in schizophrenia, they may occur in other conditions, like manic psychosis, delirium, drug-induced psychosis, and some additional illnesses.

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What can I do if my husband has schizophrenia. How do spouses of schizophrenics cope?

SUPPORT . Reffer to the internet for family or spouse support groups. Individual supportive therapy is also a consideration. Read more...
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Schizophrenic visual hallucinations, is this symptom a sign of the later stages of schizophrenia?

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If you have schizophrenia what other disorders or personality disorders can you have it? What's the max a schizophrenic can have?

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If a mom has schizophrenia, how much percentage chance does her normal daughter have, of getting a schizophrenic child?

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Why is it schizophrenia associated with paranoia? Is it possible to be paranoid-schizophrenic and also shy?

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