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By Josiane Cobert

A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your Child’S Schizophrenia offers transparent, ordinary solutions in your questions about Your Child’S Schizophrenia. Written by means of a professional within the box, This sensible, Easy-To-Read advisor indicates You And your loved ones tips on how to take care of signs, the place To Get the easiest remedy, What drugs can be found For This situation, and masses extra. An Indispensible fast Reference For someone dealing with early life Schizophrenia!

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This suggests a gradual onset of early, nonpsychotic symptoms, such as behavioral problems or mood instability, which progress to frank psychosis and then a more clear diagnosis. Three classic patterns of disease onset have been described as: • Acute onset without any previous evidence of disease. • Insidious onset with a gradual deterioration in functioning. • Insidious onset with an acute exacerbation (worsening) of the symptoms. The insidious pattern of onset is the most frequent. It frequently starts with developmental, behavioral and psychiatric problems, followed a few years later by the appearance of psychotic symptoms.

Receptors A molecule that recognizes a specific chemical. The major downside to smoking by schizophrenics is the same as that in the general population. QXP 9/10/09 5:49 PM Page 34 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SCHIZOPHRENIA Schizophrenia patients who smoke need higher doses of antipsychotic medication. life expectancy for people with schizophrenia is about 20% shorter than for people who do not have schizophrenia. There is also high risk for diabetes, lung diseases, and other cancers in smokers.

QXP 9/10/09 5:49 PM Page 26 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SCHIZOPHRENIA heard talking to himself. He may be involved in strange activities in his room, like praying, chanting, or researching strange subjects on the internet. Normal hygiene routines may not be followed. The adolescent may begin hoarding food or other objects in his room for some unknown reason. Refusing to go to school may become an issue. It may appear that the child is depressed or oppositional, which may delay the correct diagnosis of schizophrenia.

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