100 Q&As About Your Child's Schizophrenia by Josiane Cobert

By Josiane Cobert

A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your Child’S Schizophrenia presents transparent, common solutions for your questions about Your Child’S Schizophrenia. Written via knowledgeable within the box, This useful, Easy-To-Read advisor exhibits You And your loved ones how one can focus on signs, the place To Get the simplest remedy, What medicines can be found For This , and lots more and plenty extra. An Indispensible speedy Reference For someone dealing with formative years Schizophrenia!

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Schizophrenia patients who smoke need higher doses of antipsychotic medication. Finally, smoking is a large financial burden for people who have schizophrenia. 15. What is the relationship between schizophrenia and epilepsy? 5 times the risk of having schizophrenia as the general population. A small percentage of epileptic patients experience psychotic symptoms during or after seizures, usually in the days or weeks after a seizure. Sometimes this resolves without developing into a chronic psychosis.

Thus, it is critical to continue the medications unless the treating psychiatrist has good reason to discontinue therapy. Schizophrenia is lifetime disorder but it can be treated. It is very important to educate patients and families so that patients do not stop their treatments. If they do, getting the symptoms under control again may require hospitalization. Some patients have multiple, recurrent short-term hospitalizations, sometimes called revolving-door phenomena, or even long-term hospitalizations.

Other diagnoses include depression, ADHD, conduct disorders, and Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD). Sometimes PDD may be diagnosed due to the presence of similar symptoms such as echolalia, aloofness, hand flapping. Conduct disorders A disorder where there is a repetitive pattern of not conforming to rules and social norms. Poor school performance is frequently associated with childhood schizophrenia, even prior to the onset of psychotic symptoms. QXP 9/10/09 5:49 PM Page 38 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SCHIZOPHRENIA repeated grades, were put in special education classes or were diagnosed with learning disabilities.

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