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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia
What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history. About 1 percent of Americans have this illness.1 People with the disorder may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. This can terrify people with the illness and make them withdrawn or extremely agitated. People with schizophrenia may not make sense when they talk. Families and society are affected by schizophrenia too. Treatment helps relieve many symptoms of schizophrenia, but most people who have the disorder cope with symptoms throughout their lives. What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? The symptoms of schizophrenia fall into three broad categories: positive symptoms, negative symptoms, and cognitive symptoms. Positive symptoms Positive symptoms are psychotic behaviors not seen in healthy people. Negative symptoms Cognitive symptoms Rehabilitation.

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The Effects of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs on Neurocognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia - Schizophrenia Bulletin - Volume 25, Number 2 / 1999 - APA Journals Richard S. E. Keefe, Susan G. Silva, Diana O. Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders New research shows that schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms. The finding could be a first step toward improved diagnosis and treatment for the debilitating psychiatric illness. The research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is reported online Sept. 15 in The American Journal of Psychiatry. About 80 percent of the risk for schizophrenia is known to be inherited, but scientists have struggled to identify specific genes for the condition. Now, in a novel approach analyzing genetic influences on more than 4,000 people with schizophrenia, the research team has identified distinct gene clusters that contribute to eight different classes of schizophrenia.

Psych Central: Schizophrenia Treatment By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Table of Contents Introduction Clinical subtypes of schizophrenia: differences in brain and CSF volume OBJECTIVE: Investigations of the relation of clinical features of schizophrenia to neuroanatomic measures have produced inconclusive results. The purpose of this study was to examine measures of whole- brain volume in men and women and relate them to clinical subtypes of schizophrenia. METHOD: Magnetic resonance imaging measures of cranial, brain, and ventricular and sulcal CSF volume were examined in 81 patients with schizophrenia (50 men and 31 women), divided into subgroups based on their symptom profiles, and 81 demographically matched healthy comparison subjects. RESULTS: The men had higher cranial and brain volumes than the women.

Atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia: systematic overview and meta-regression analysis Introduction The most pressing clinical uncertainty arising from recent advances in the management of schizophrenia1 is the role of atypical antipsychotics. The term “atypical” was originally used to describe drugs that in animal models predict antipsychotic effects but do not produce catalepsy — most notably clozapine. Schizophrenia - Statistics on Recovery Home DNA Learning Center Preparing students and families to thrive in the gene age Website Search Schizophrenia - Statistics on Recovery Description: DSM-IV Criteria for Schizophrenia Home DNA Learning Center Preparing students and families to thrive in the gene age Website Search DSM-IV Criteria for Schizophrenia Description:

Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Views About Schizophrenia - Roanoke Nonverbal Communication It is estimated that one in 100 persons will develop schizophrenia at some point in their lives, of which, 2 ½ million schizophrenic persons live in the United States. The financial and emotional toll of schizophrenia is incredibly high; roughly 15% of schizophrenic persons will commit suicide. Schizophrenia very effectively shatters a person's life. A person may begin life functioning well, but when schizophrenia hits, it alters the way a person perceives and responds to their internal and external environment, affecting their ability to function within personal relationships, professionally, and within society as a whole. Schizophrenia can cause delusions, hallucination, odd thought processes, difficulty discerning reality, self-imposed isolation, and substance abuse.

Antipsychotic medication About this leaflet This leaflet may be helpful if: you have been prescribed antipsychotic medicationa friend or relative has been prescribed antipsychotic medicationyou just want to find out about antipsychotic medication It includes: What are antipsychotic medications?How are they supposed to help? Schizophrenia Treatments and drugs Schizophrenia requires lifelong treatment, even when symptoms have subsided. Treatment with medications and psychosocial therapy can help manage the condition. During crisis periods or times of severe symptoms, hospitalization may be necessary to ensure safety, proper nutrition, adequate sleep and basic hygiene. A psychiatrist experienced in treating schizophrenia usually guides treatment.

Schizophrenia, the Cancer of Mental Illness Home DNA Learning Center Preparing students and families to thrive in the gene age Website Search Schizophrenia, the Cancer of Mental Illness Description: Professor Daniel Weinberger explains that schizophrenia has been called 'the cancer of mental illness' because of the severity of its impact. Causes Nobody knows exactly what causes schizophrenia, and it is likely to be the result of several factors. Some people might be more vulnerable to developing the illness than others when experiencing a stressful event, such as bereavement or the loss of a job. Research has been carried out into what factors make people more vulnerable to developing the illness. Brain chemistry, genetics, birth complications and social factors such as an urban upbringing, migration and adversity have all been considered. Recently, a strong link has been established between the use of strong cannabis and the development of schizophrenia.

How is Schizophrenia Diagnosed? Answer: The symptoms of schizophrenia can be very frightening for the person experiencing them, or for friends and loved ones observing them. If you or someone you care about experiences symptoms that suggest schizophrenia, it’s very important to get advice from a doctor right away. You’ll need to see a psychiatrist to rule out or diagnose schizophrenia. The symptoms may indicate another illness that needs to be treated. If the diagnosis is schizophrenia it’s very important to begin treatment as soon as possible in order to make the best recovery. Schizophrenia is a type of mental illness classified as a psychotic disorder.

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