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What is Schizophrenia 1?

What is Schizophrenia 1?

  • Schizophrenia 1: Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought. The exact cause is unknown but many experts believed that it is often the result of a genetic predisposition coupled with an environmental trigger. Type 1 is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 5q23-q35.

Schizophrenia 1: Introduction

Types of Schizophrenia 1:

Broader types of Schizophrenia 1:

How serious is Schizophrenia 1?

Prognosis of Schizophrenia 1: Treatment can alleviate symptoms but patients often tend to suffer symptoms throughout the rest of their lives. Treatment plans must be adhered to in order to avoid complications such as suicide or acts of violence. The best prognosis is achieved by early management of the condition with strict adherence to the treatment plan. Factors which increase the risk of a good prognosis: Being female Rapid onset of symptoms Increased age of onset Mainly positive rather than negative symptoms Presence of mood symptoms Good level of functioning before illness Good support network and positive attitude from people around them
Complications of Schizophrenia 1: see complications of Schizophrenia 1

What causes Schizophrenia 1?

Causes of Schizophrenia 1: see causes of Schizophrenia 1

What are the symptoms of Schizophrenia 1?

Symptoms of Schizophrenia 1: see symptoms of Schizophrenia 1

Complications of Schizophrenia 1: see complications of Schizophrenia 1

Onset of Schizophrenia 1: Most common ages of onset are the teenage and early adolescent years though it can be diagnosed in children in as young as 7. It rarely develops after the age of 45.

Schizophrenia 1: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Schizophrenia 1.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Schizophrenia 1.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Schizophrenia 1: see treatments for Schizophrenia 1

Name and Aliases of Schizophrenia 1

Main name of condition: Schizophrenia 1

Other names or spellings for Schizophrenia 1:

SCZD1, Schizophrenia Susceptibility locus, Chromosome 5-Related

 

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