Schizophrenia 4: Introduction
Schizophrenia 4: 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 4 is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 22q11.2.
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Symptoms of Schizophrenia 4
- Sleeping problems for no apparent reason - early sign in teens
- Concentration difficulty for no apparent reason - early sign in teens
- Auditory hallucinations - most common hallucination in schizophrenics
- Excessive preoccupation with cults or religion - early sign in teens
- Altered level of personal hygiene or lack of care about appearance - early sign in teens
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Treatments for Schizophrenia 4
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Schizophrenia 4: Complications
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- Patients tend to face an increased risk of substance abuse which can exacerbate symptoms in some patients
- Patients tend to face an increased risk of suicide
- Violent acts
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Causes of Schizophrenia 4
- Hereditary is a significant risk factor for schizophrenia and there have been a number of genes which have been linked to a susceptibility for developing schizophrenia. A genetic risk coupled with an environmental trigger is considered the main cause of schizophrenia by many experts. There also appears to be a link between maternal genital or reproductive infection at the time of conception to an increased risk of developing schizophrenia in the baby
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Schizophrenia 4: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Schizophrenia 4
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many patients with bipolar seek help...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or
have a...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see...read more »
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Hospitals & Clinics: Schizophrenia 4
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Schizophrenia 4: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Schizophrenia 4
Prognosis for Schizophrenia 4:
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:
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
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Schizophrenia 4: Broader Related Topics
Types of Schizophrenia 4
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