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Question?: Schizophrenia Causes

Michael asks…

I would like to know the symptoms of schizophrenia what causes it and the treament they have available?

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Hi, symptoms of schizophrenia can be from mild to very extreme, depending on how bad the individual is afflicted with this disease. Mild symtoms include, talking to ones self a LOT, feeling somebody is watching them, feeling somebody is after them in some way. More severe symptoms are magnifications of the mild symptoms: Hearing voices, answering the voices either outloud or to one’s self, feeling extreamly paronoid ie: people are outside where the suffering person is located and watching them, trying to gain entrance to where the person is at, feeling very confused in thought process, feeling that people in the room in looking at and judging very negitively and purhaps even actively looking for ways to harm the person with this disease, inability to perform well in society, in very severe cases not even being able to dress one’s self without assistance due to scambled brain waves. A person with severe schizophrenia is a very ill person who needs immediant assistance. There are tests which can easily diagnose this illness as brain scans of those with the diseasse are not at all the same as those without it. Medicines can help with symtoms and life coaches, and caretakers can assist with daily life. Not all schizophrenia sufferers paranoid symptoms. However, with or without the paranoia, this can and does effect an individuals life in serious ways and treatment should be sought for diagnoses and treatment. Proper diagnoses is important so this is not mistaken for some other condition.

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Question?: Schizophrenia Causes

Mary asks…

What causes schizophrenia?

Like iv said be for i have bad schizophrenia,but i wont to know what causes it,i mean im only 14. 🙁

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A cause hasn’t been found. There are theories about genetics, environment, and other things but right now it is idiopathic. It has also been theorized that it could be an auto-immune disease, but there is still no known cause.

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Question?: Schizophrenia Causes

Mary asks…

What causes Schizophrenia besides genetics?

How do you know if some has Schizophrenia?

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There are multiple theories on why someone develops schizophrenia this is called ‘heterogeneous’ origin. While there are clear examples of it being inheritable others may have a predisposition that requires an environmental trigger.
During times of famine the incidence of schizophrenia can double and the current theory is that this is socondary to low folate in the diet of the mother. Fortunately with international aid, famines are not as common as they have been historically.
Since schizophrenia is slightly more common in the Northern Hemisphere and slightly more common in late spring births and infective agent was suspected at one time. I don’t know if this is still an area of active research.
Heavy metal toxicity and in particular mercury can cause or worsen symptoms.
The bottom-line may be that there are problems with the inherent antioxidant systems in the neurons that ultimately are supposed to control levels of dopamine. An abundance of dopamine can be neurotoxic. It is the combination to these two things that produce the symptoms.

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Question?: What Is Autism Caused By

James asks…

What are the differences between autism and schizophrenia?

Hi.
I’m looking for the differences between schizophrenia and autism in causes, clinical features, and treatment.
And if possible, any link that talks about how to differentiate them.
thanks

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Actually, they both don’t like to socialize much. With schizophrenia, you have psychosis. Those with autism actually do have psychosis at times, but usually their lack of socialization and communication stands out more. With schizophrenia, their psychosis stands out a lot, which is either seeing or hearing things not there or having delusions that can not possibly be real. Google “DSM IV TR schizophrenia autism diagnostic criteria” to get the specifics.

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Question?: Schizophrenia Causes

Thomas asks…

Is it bialogical jeans truma and pot smoking that causes schizophrenia?

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Yes, it appears to be a combination of factors. You can be genetically predisposed to schizophrenia if there are others in your family with the disease (but that doesn’t mean that you’ll get the disease). Stress and trauma during pregnancy, childhood or adolescence can increase your risk of schizophrenia. Having an older father can increase your risk of schizophrenia. People who smoke pot and carry certain genes for schizophrenia have a 1000% increased risk of developing the disease. But environment also plays a factor. A stable family environment with minimal stress reduces your risk of getting schizophrenia. Here’s more information:

http://www.schizophrenia.com/hypo.php

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Question?: Schizophrenia Types

Daniel asks…

Different types of schizophrenia, can anyone help?

Can anybody explain in a little bit of detail what the detail is between normal schizophrenia and catanoic (think that’s how you spell it :S) schizophrenia.
And does anyone know if there are anymore types of schizophrenia?
Thanks, and help would be great 🙂

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The three main types are paranoid, disorganized, and catatonic. All three of them involve psychosis of some kind, but they have completely different symptoms other than the psychosis. It is, however, a very complex illness and it is possible to have any combination of symptoms, but it has been defined into three main categories.

Paranoid schizophrenia involves the person having paranoid delusions that somebody is trying to harm them in some way. They often have odd beliefs that interfere with their life significantly, such as believing that somebody is trying to poison them so they may only eat food that they prepared. They sometimes have ideas of reference (irrational belief that some event unrelated to the individual has some special meaning directed specifically at the individual). This type is considered to have the most hallucinations.

Disorganized schizophrenia is when the person has extremely disorganized thought patterns which disrupt their life severely. They often cannot complete difficult tasks and some individuals aren’t even able to feed themselves. Their speech is often incoherent and they have difficulty communicating with people. Other common symptoms include loss of emotion, anhedonnia (inability to experience pleasure), and avolition (loss of motivation). Disorganized schizophrenics have a difficult time caring for them self and some patients who have it severely must live with a caretaker.

Catatonic schizophrenia causes the person to have problems with their motor skills which can produce a variety of symptoms. A common symptom is the tendency to sit in one position for hours on end and stare off to space seemingly unaware of the environment around them. They also may exhibit waxy flexibility (if somebody moves a part of their body they will keep that position regardless of how uncomfortable it is) and can sometimes mimic the actions of others. They also may have frequent random and purposeless movements that seem to have no external stimulation.

There are two other less common subtypes known as undifferentiated and residual types. The undifferentiated type is when a person has psychotic symptoms, but they don’t meet the criteria to be diagnosed with the any of the three main types. The residual type is when positive symptoms (symptoms that are added that the person does not normally experience such as hallucinations, delusions, etc.) are present, but are at a low intensity.

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Question?: Schizophrenia Causes

Linda asks…

What causes people with Schizophrenia to look strange?

I have worked in a pharmacy and have come accustomed to people who are mental. The ones with Schizophrenia are ones I especially notice for looking very strange. They look different each time they come in. Sometimes they look like a totally different person. Many times they look just “wierd” , very flat expression, their eyes looking very strange and not focused (like they are in a dream) . What is the cause of this?

Do people who have M.S. have the same thing?

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It’s because of people’s perception of what is the “normal” way to act.

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Question?: Schizophrenia Causes

Laura asks…

Is there evidence yet on what causes schizophrenia?

The big theory is that it is caused by genetics and the environment, but what are the percentages?
And how exactly is it caused by the environment? Or is it purely due to stress from childbirth?

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Schizophrenia is a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes the patient to suffer from uncontrolled delusions and hallucinations.
This chemical imbalance is controlled with daily medication that has to be regulated for a lifetime.
Compare this to diabetes, which is a biochemical imbalance within the metabolic system of the body. It, too has to be regulated with medication and diet for a lifetime. Schizophrenia is the same thing.

There is a very strong genetic tendency toward this illness but still, not much is known about it because money for medical research mostly goes to cancer research instead of mental health research. But the medications have come a long, long way these days and are more easily tolerated and more effective than ever before.
Oddly, identical twins may have one who develops schizophrenia and the other does not. And consider the fact that the two are genetically identical. And so this baffles science. However, it is believed that schizophrenia is not a primary inherited disorder.
Good question.

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Question?: Schizophrenia Definition

Maria asks…

what is the definition of schizophrenia?

in people’s terms. what are the signs of it?

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Depression (lack of motivation-emotionless)
hallucinations (voices)
delusions
disordered thinking (doesn’t make sense)
bizarre or disorganized behavior

There are three types of schizophrenia so the symptoms may differ between them.

Paranoid schizophrenia causes unreasonable fears due to misinterpretations of what is going on around you.

Catatonic schizophrenia causes peculiar behaviors such as standing in an awkward position for long periods of time.

Disorganized schizophrenia causes unusual speech and behavior, such as making up words or constantly rhyming words.

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Question?: Schizophrenia Causes

Helen asks…

What causes schizophrenia or schitzoaffective disorder?

I have heard that it can be caused by a parasite in cats. I was wondering what else causes it and what is known about the desease like the loss of convolutions in the cortex. Just hoping that someone out there would have more information than just that.
if you get a cookies message with the first persons answer just type 118989899 into the search engine on that website and you will get the info.

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Http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118989899/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

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