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Can schizoaffective disorder be present with no negative symptomatology

In addition to delusions and hallucinations, schizoaffective disorder involves mood alterations. Is the presence of negative symptomatology necessary for diagnosing schizoaffective disorder, or is ...
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Purely cognitive, as opposed to neuropsychological, characterizations of schizophrenia

Has anyone attempted to characterize schizophrenia purely by particular patterns in the way they think, based on the things they say? I mean for example, looking at a lot of recorded data of things ...
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Why is Autistic Spectrum Disorder compatible with the Schizophrenia Spectrum in the DSM-V?

I am curious why DSM-V says autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia spectrum disorder are compatible. I am geologist, and all that topic about autism smells to me like a biologic cold adaptation ...
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Are autism and schizophrenia more severe in Sub-Saharan populations?

Some time ago, I read a Spanish news article discussing the creation of Neanderthal proto-brains using CRISPR. I have translated the relevant part: Interestingly, some characteristics of Neanderthal ...
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Can schizophrenia and adhd interact?

So my understanding is that schizophrenia occurs when there is high dopamine activity. On the other hand adhd occurs due to low dopamine activity. So here's my question: if the probability of someone ...
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How big is the risk of schizophrenic delusion being mistaken for true gender dysphoria? What implications might this risk have?

I'm no expert, but below are some premises I've gleaned from my independent research. Schizophrenia usually does not manifest until a person's 20s. The onset is often gradual, during which time the ...
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Schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder, how to make the right diagnosis?

How not to confuse a schizoaffective disorder and a bipolar disorder in the manic phase where the person experiences pseudo-hallucinations? In both cases, there are mood symptoms and schizophrenia. ...
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characteristics of auditory hallucinations

How common is it for someone suffering from auditory hallucinations to recognize the voice(s) as someone they know, whether it be a direct or indirect relationship? By direct I mean someone they ...
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Why Is It Still Called Schizophrenia?

Schizo = Split Phrenia = Mind The word schizophrenia translates as splitting of the mind, its use was intended to describe the separation of function between personality, thinking, memory, and ...
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Why do antipsychotics bind to D2-like instead of D1-like receptors?

My understanding is that: The dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia states that the positive symptoms are a result of excessive neurotransmission of dopamine in the mesolimbic pathway. D1-like ...
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Term of art for "agent-slotting" delusion?

Some years ago I read about the computational modeling of schizophrenia. (It was probably a summary in a layperson's science publication like Science News.) As I recall, altering a single variable ...
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Is it possible to get good hallucination while suffering from schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia : A disorder that affects a person's ability to think, feel and behave clearly. The exact cause of schizophrenia isn't known, but a combination of genetics, environment and altered brain ...
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What can happen if a human takes SB-243213?

SB-243213 acts as a selective inverse agonist for the 5-HT2C receptor. The 5-HT2C receptor is one of many 5-HT receptors which are receptors that bind serotonin, and seems to play a major role in ...
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Can talking therapy help with severe delusions?

A delusion is a firm and fixed belief based on inadequate grounds not amenable to rational argument or evidence to contrary, not in sync with regional, cultural and educational background. I ...
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Is a return to previous personality possible in Schizophrenia?

I'm reading Memory Disorders in Psychiatric Practice by German E. Berrios and John R. Hodges (2000). The section on The Ganser Syndrome has this table (from page 449) contrasting Schizophrenia and ...
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How can we eliminate the effect of psychiatric medication on neuropsychological research with schizophrenic patients?

It is delicate to conduct studies with schizophrenic patients, considering that the results may be altered by the medication factor. What strategies should be used to counteract this effect?
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Can schizophrenics who are deaf since birth hear voices?

I am interested in how schizophrenia can be expressed in them, and whether it depends on the perception of the world. Maybe they see text pop-up in the air, or something like that?
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Difference between psychosis and schizophrenia

Can you please illustrate the difference between the psychosis and the schizophrenia?
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Can a person with delusions completely acknowledge their delusions

I wanted to ask a question for a story I'm writing; Can a person with delusions completely acknowledge that they have delusions? For example, if someone claims that for a long time he believed ...
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Sex With Ghosts - Possible Clinical Diagnoses

Spectrophilia, is described by Wikipedia as the sexual attraction to ghosts or sexual arousal from images in mirrors, as well as the phenomenon of sexual encounters between ghosts and humans. A quick ...
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Unknown unit/mL

In the book Kaplan and Sadock's synopsis of psychiatry: Clozapine. Clozapine (Clozaril) levels are trough levels determined in the morning before administration of the morning dose of medication. ...
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Questions regarding schizophrenic prodromal progression [closed]

I have been researching schizophrenia(sz) for a long while now, especially concerning the prodromal and ultra high risk(UHR) phases. Diagnostic criteria, symptom progression, remission rates, etc. But ...
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Do schizophrenics tend to believe they were gaslighted?

It would seem to me that it would be hard for a single person to manipulate a mentally stable into thinking they have schizoid problems. One might quickly become suspicious if the supposed delusions ...
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What is the diagnosis when someone suffers only from negative symptoms of schizophrenia?

If someone has almost all of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, and no positive symptoms of schizophrenia whatsoever, is that enough to be diagnosed with a mental disorder? I understand that a ...
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Can individuals with schizophrenia be talked out of their delusions?

Are there any conversion tricks or strategies to talk an individual with schizophrenia out of their delusions? Suppose one has a friend who is delusional, and the friend believes there is a ...
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The interactions between hallucinations and reality in people with schizophrenia

A person with schizophrenia sees a door become open, while in reality it's closed. What would he see when he tries to pass through the door? Bumps into an invisible obstacle. He sees the door become ...
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Is talking to oneself loudly a very common sign of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia.com states that Replaying or rehearsing conversations out loud- i.e. talking to yourself [is a] (very common sign) [of schizophrenia]. Looking at the site it's not clear who edits ...
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What percentage of those diagnosed with schizophrenia didn't have brain abnormalities?

Scientists in a wide study of subcortical brain abnormalities from the ENIGMA Consortium, Schizophrenia Working Group, published in Molecular Psychiatry, analyzed the brain scans of more than 2,000 ...
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What is the current status of Paraphrenia?

First mentioned by Kalbhaum in 1863, and better known by Kraepelin's descriptions in 1912, paraphrenia seems to be forgotten after the publication of DSM-III. It is always described by its nosology, ...
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Schizophrenia : Need a professional opinion [closed]

In April 2017, My younger left the house without informing anyone. It was very hot summer here in India. Whole afternoon, he walked alone. When he left he took no money, no phone and anything. Somehow,...
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What do we know about schizophrenia and mathematics?

Schizophrenia is usually associated with intellectual problems. I don't think that cognitive deficits are only associated with vulnerability to schizophrenia, though there is the much cited Russell ...
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Are schizophrenia and OCD genetically related?

Schizophrenia has a genetic component. Persons with OCD and first parents having OCD have a higher probability to develop schizophrenia. So, it seems that a possible overlap exists between ...
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Megalomania versus schizophrenia [closed]

Why is megalomania a part of schizophrenia, the latter having to do with personality splits, as opposed to being a disorder of its own. According to Polya's book, thinking big is one of the thinking ...
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Is it common for OCD sufferers to experience schizophrenic episodes [closed]

So I was sleeping on a road trip and I had to wake up to go to the restroom at a gas station we stopped at. I walked in like a zombie and the cashier sheepishly said hello to me. I took it that he was ...
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What is Joan suffering from in this example? [closed]

Joan has seen several specialists and undergone numerous diagnostic tests to determine the cause of her recurring headaches and episodes of dizziness. The doctors are perplexed and can seem to find no ...
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Can speech dysarthria occur in schizophrenia without other neurological or medication-induced disruptions?

As I understand it, acquired dysarthria of speech is caused due to problems with motor neurons or other neurological, cerebral and peripheral, conditions in the CNS affecting those. And schizophrenia ...
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Does schizophrenia cause a loss of intelligence?

Does having schizophrenia cause a loss of intelligence (as measured by IQ tests)? How does present research comment on this connection, if it exists? Furthermore, is it possible to recover from this ...
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What is the biological reason behind disorganized thinking and disorganized behavior in thought disorders?

Having disorganized thinking is different for everyone. But, it is sometimes described as not being able to connect thoughts together. I am asking about disorganized thinking other than communication ...
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Are there any circumstances where schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are not lifelong?

It is known that psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar I, and bipolar II are for life, and require long term treatment (lifelong). Is this always the case? The answer could include ...
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How, other than pharmacotherapy, can those diagnosed with thought disorders be treated?

In general, major depressive disorder is treated with pharmacotherapy, and talk therapy, as well as other little things written below: People know what the little things you can do if you're ...
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Are there first person accounts of monothematic delusions?

Monothematic delusions are delusions that concern a single topic (Davies et al. 2001). They are often the result of acquired brain damage and include the Delusional Misidentification Syndromes, such ...
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How common are visual hallucinations in Schizophrenics?

The typical "Hollywood" representation of Schizophrenia involves vivid visual hallucinations. However, in practice, the dozen or so people with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia I have worked with have ...
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Are hallucinations a requirement for Schizophrenia?

The symptom most people think about when hearing "Schizophrenia" is hallucination. However, ICD-10's entry for schizophrenia seems to list auditory hallucinations as just one of many possible symptoms....
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Brain damage / change in long term psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia

There seems to be evidence to suggest that long term psychiatric conditions have effects on grey matter in the brain and the development of certain sections of the brain. Do antipsychotics have a ...
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What are the effects of antipsychotic medication on brain volume?

I have read numerous different papers each claiming that antipsychotic medication either helps maintain brain volume or causes brain volume reduction in patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic ...
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Frequency of schizophrenia symptoms related to mass surveillance?

Recently, mass surveillance by organisations like the NSA has become both more prevalent and more known to the public. Has the frequency of schizophrenia symptoms concerning mass surveillance (eg. ...
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Is there a relationship between schizophrenia and genius?

When reading the biography of renowned personalities recognized as "geniuses" such as great mathematicians, painters or poets, I was surprised by the fact that a great portion of this population that ...
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What is the most common age for developing psychosis?

Background: Lately I've been watching a lot of Criminal Minds and in the season that I've just finished, one of the main characters - a 20-something Dr. Spencer Reid - is worried that he might be ...
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Is sluggishly progressing schizophrenia recognized outside of Russia?

I've been trying to look up information about sluggishly progressing schizophrenia, but the only source accessible to me was a Wikipedia article, that states that the term “sluggish schizophrenia” was ...
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To what degree does environment govern the severity of symptoms in schizophrenia?

From what I understand about the physiology of schizophrenia it is thought to be caused by chemical imbalances resulting from genetic factors, fueled by environmental factors. I've garnered that ...
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