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Schizophrenia 14

Schizophrenia 14: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Schizophrenia 14 is available below.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia 14

  • 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 14

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Schizophrenia 14: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Schizophrenia 14:

  • 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
  • more complications...»

Causes of Schizophrenia 14

  • 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 are 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 14: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Schizophrenia 14

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Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of more »

Schizophrenia 14: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Schizophrenia 14

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Schizophrenia 14: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Schizophrenia 14

Prognosis for 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

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More information about Schizophrenia 14

  1. Schizophrenia 14: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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