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Symptoms of Schizophrenia

The first signs of schizophrenia often appear as confusing, or even shocking, changes in behavior. Coping with the symptoms of schizophrenia can be especially difficult for family members who...
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Schizophrenia and Violence

News and entertainment media tend to link mental illness and criminal violence; however, studies indicate that except for those persons with a record of criminal violence before becoming ill,...
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All About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia occurs in about 1 percent of the general population. That means that more than 3 million Americans suffer from the illness. The disorder manifests itself in a...
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Medications for Schizophrenia

Antipsychotic medications have been available since the mid-1950s. They have greatly improved the outlook for individual patients. These medications reduce the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia and usually allow the...
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Antipsychotic Medications

Medications for Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders A person who is psychotic is out of touch with reality. People with psychosis may hear “voices” or have strange and illogical ideas...
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A Troubled Childhood

I started out as a very troubled child. I had many problems and brushes with the law because of it. I was constantly battling my parents because I thought...
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Only 16

I am currently 16 years old and live in New Jersey. When I was 6 years old, my parents got a divorce and I moved around New Jersey and...
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Losing My Mind

I was born three months premature, along with my twin sister. I guess you could say that I was a fighter from the start, weighing in at only 1...
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Schizophrenia’s Voice

I would perhaps start with explaining that everything that I say is honest and true, the reason being that some of it may be unbelievable, but then I find...
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Undifferentiated Schizophrenia

The undifferentiated subtype is diagnosed when people have symptoms of schizophrenia that are not sufficiently formed or specific enough to permit classification of the illness into one of the...
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Residual Schizophrenia

This subtype is diagnosed when the patient no longer displays prominent symptoms. In such cases, the schizophrenic symptoms generally have lessened in severity. Hallucinations, delusions or idiosyncratic behaviors may...
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Post-Schizophrenic Depression

Post-schizophrenia depression describes a depressive episode that arises in the aftermath of a schizophrenic illness. Some schizophrenic symptoms may still be present but no longer dominate the clinical picture....
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Catatonic Schizophrenia

The predominant clinical features seen in the catatonic subtype of schizophrenia involve disturbances in a person’s movement. Affected people may exhibit a dramatic reduction in activity, to the point...
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Disorganized Schizophrenia

As the name implies, this subtype’s predominant feature is disorganization of the thought processes. As a rule, hallucinations and delusions are less pronounced, although there may be some evidence...
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Paranoid Schizophrenia

The defining feature of the paranoid subtype is the presence of auditory hallucinations or prominent delusional thoughts about persecution or conspiracy. However, people with this subtype may be more...
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