Schizophrenia & Psychosis

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and imagined experiences. Types include paranoid and catatonic schizophrenia. Schizoaffective disorders are rare and involve symptoms both of schizophrenia and mood disorders. Psychosis occurs when people have lost touch with reality and may have hallucinations and delusions.

Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics Medications

Also called: Conventional Antipsychotics, Antipsychotic Drugs, Neuroleptic Medications, Neuroleptics, Antipsychotic Medications, Atypical Antipsychotics, Typical Antipsychotics, Antipsychotic Medicine Summary Antipsychotics are medications used mainly to treat psychosis (a severe mental condition in which a patient loses touch with reality). They do not cure the condition, but help control symptoms such as hallucinations (sensory perceptions of phenomena …

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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid Schizophrenia – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Also called: Paranoid Type Schizophrenia Summary Paranoid schizophrenia is a form of schizophrenia in which patients hear voices that others do not and/or experience feelings of persecution. Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disorder marked by an inability to distinguish between real and unreal events. Paranoid schizophrenia is the most common, and often mildest, form of …

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Psychosis

Psychosis – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Also called: Psychotic Break, Psychotic Disorder, Psychotic Episode, Psychotic Behavior Summary Psychosis is a mental condition that causes people to lose touch with reality. It may also be referred to as a psychotic disorder, psychotic behavior or a psychotic break. Some symptoms presented by patients with psychosis include hallucinations, delusions, personality changes, disorganized thinking and …

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Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective Disorder – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Also called: Depressive Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder Summary Schizoaffective disorder is a condition in which patients exhibit signs of both schizophrenia (including hallucinations and delusions) and mood disorders (such as depression or mania). Patients usually develop schizoaffective disorder in late adolescence or early adulthood.  It is more common among women, but men tend to …

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Summary Schizophrenia is a complex and disabling psychiatric disorder that affects a person’s ability to distinguish between real and unreal experiences, think logically, have normal emotional responses and behave appropriately. Patients can be diagnosed with schizophrenia at any age, but the condition most often develops between the ages of 16 and 25 years. There are …

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