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What is Schizophrenia 14?

What is Schizophrenia 14?

  • Schizophrenia 14: 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 14 is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 2q32.1.

Schizophrenia 14: Introduction

Types of Schizophrenia 14:

Broader types of Schizophrenia 14:

How serious is Schizophrenia 14?

Prognosis of Schizophrenia 14: 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 14: see complications of Schizophrenia 14

What causes Schizophrenia 14?

Causes of Schizophrenia 14: see causes of Schizophrenia 14

What are the symptoms of Schizophrenia 14?

Symptoms of Schizophrenia 14: see symptoms of Schizophrenia 14

Complications of Schizophrenia 14: see complications of Schizophrenia 14

Onset of Schizophrenia 14: 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 14: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Schizophrenia 14.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Schizophrenia 14.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Schizophrenia 14: see treatments for Schizophrenia 14

Name and Aliases of Schizophrenia 14

Main name of condition: Schizophrenia 14

Other names or spellings for Schizophrenia 14:

SCZD14, Schizophrenia Susceptibility locus, Chromosome 2q32-Related

 

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