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What are the signs/symptoms of schizophrenia?

I read that it's when you hear voices but there was another that
said when you see things. So is there more than one type of schizophrenia and if so can you please tell me the
signs/symptoms. Any help would be appreciated.

Signs and symptoms of schizophrenia may include:

Delusions — personal beliefs not based in reality, such as paranoia that you're being persecuted or conspired against
Bizarre delusions — for example, a belief in Martians controlling your thoughts
Hallucinations — sensing things that don't exist, such as imaginary voices
Lack of emotions or inappropriate display of emotions
A persistent feeling of being watched
Trouble functioning at work or in social situations
Social isolation
Difficulty with personal hygiene
Clumsy, uncoordinated movements
Generally, schizophrenia causes a slowly progressive deterioration in the ability to function in various roles, especially in your job and personal life. The signs and symptoms of schizophrenia vary greatly. A person may behave differently at different times. He or she may become extremely agitated and distressed, or fall into a trance-like, immobile, unresponsive (catatonic) state, or even behave normally much of the time. Signs and symptoms that occur continuously and progressively may indicate schizophrenia.

In general, schizophrenia has symptoms that fall into three categories — negative, positive and cognitive:

Negative signs and symptoms
Negative signs and symptoms may appear early in the disease, and a person may not think he or she needs treatment. They're referred to as negative because they indicate a loss of behavior or of a personality trait. Negative signs generally accompany a slow deterioration of function, leading to your becoming less sociable. Such signs may include:

Dulled emotions (lack of expression)
Inappropriate emotions (laughing while expressing terrifying images)
A change in speech (speaking in a dull monotone)
Positive signs and symptoms
Positive signs include hallucinations and delusions. They're called positive because they indicate a trait or behavior that's been added to the personality.

Hallucinations. Hallucinations occur when you sense things that don't exist. The most common hallucination in schizophrenia is hearing voices. You may carry on a conversation with voices that no one else can hear. Or you may perceive that voices are providing you instructions on what to do. Hallucinations may result in injuries to other people.
Delusions. Delusions are firmly held personal beliefs that have no basis in reality. The most common subtype of schizophrenia is paranoid schizophrenia, in which you hold irrational beliefs that others are persecuting you or conspiring against you. For example, some people with schizophrenia may believe that the television is directing their behavior or that outside forces are controlling their thoughts.
Cognitive signs and symptoms
These signs and symptoms tend to be more subtle than positive and negative ones. Cognitive signs and symptoms may include:

Problems making sense of incoming information
Difficulty paying attention
Memory problems  (+ info)

What are the signs and symptoms of non-specific urethritis?

What are the signs and symptoms of non-specific urethritis?

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Non-Specific Urethritis includes the 22 symptoms listed below:

Symptoms in men:
Urethral pain
Urinary pain
Urinary frequency
Urinary discharge
Stained underwear
Red urethra
Urethra inflammation
Painful urination
Pain shortly after urination

Symptoms in women:
No symptoms
Mild symptoms
Urinary pain
Urinary frequency
Pelvic pain
Vaginal discharge
Thick yellow vaginal discharge
Pain during intercourse

Less common symptoms:
Deep pelvic pain
Pain between anus and genitals  (+ info)

what are the signs and symptoms of implantation?

I was wondering what the signs and symptoms of implantation were.I have tender breasts,cramps in the overies. My period is due anywere from the 22 to the 26th I am 6 days past ovulation.

seems highly likley that you could be pregnant ,Implantation usually occurs 6-12 days past ovulation companies with cramps like you feel your about to start your period,tender breasts and you will probaly notice pink or brownish blood when you wipe and it will go .This might however last a hour,day or two days . It depends who you are. A pregnancy test will be accuarte week from then.Good luck!  (+ info)

What are some signs and symptoms of having Nightmare disorder?

Dose anyone know of some signs and symptoms of nightmare disorder?????? PLEASE HELP!!!
I am not the one that has it, it is for a project for school!

You probably have it if you think you do.  (+ info)

What are the signs & symptoms of a tubal/ectopic pregnancy?

What are the signs & symptoms of a tubal/ectopic pregnancy? Also do you still get your period during an ectopic pregnancy?

In the very early stages, tubal pregnancy symptoms are just like those of a healthy pregnancy. A little morning sickness, some breast tenderness, being tired, and missed periods.

After 5 weeks, more specific symptoms include cramping or pain in the abdomen, spotting, and dizziness or light-headedness.

You would miss your periods if it is a tubal pregnancy.

There are tests which your doctor can run. They include a pelvic exam, both external and internal...trying to find unusual qualities and will check to see if your uterus looks to be the proper size for the baby’s length of gestation.

Hope that helps  (+ info)

EMT question bout signs and symptoms you might expect to find in a heat emergency patient?

All the following are signs and symptoms you might expect to find in a heat emergency patient with hot, dry, or moist skin EXCEPT:
a) rapid, shallow breathing
b) generalized weakness
c) dilated pupils
d) heavy perspiration

I think it’s d) heavy perspiration, but I’m not sure. If I’m wrong, can you correct me and tell me why? THANKS!

I think you're right because the person would be dehydrated, that's why they're having a heat emergency.

Google: mayo clinic: diseases & conditions>>heat stroke, (etc)

Good luck  (+ info)

How do you know some one is depressed? What is the signs and symptoms do they have?

How do you know someone is depressed and what signs and symptoms do they have?

there is no way for certain of knowing if someone is depressed. When they deny it (they probably will) you have to be sure that they really might be depressed. It is important to make sure they know you care. People who are depressed may experience:

random aches such as headache, stomachache, etc. without known cause
depressive mood that you can't get them out of
lack of interest in food, not tasting things right
lack of interest in friends, family
lack of interest in activities they once enjoyed
low self esteem
feelings of hopelessness
thoughts of suicide
problems with identity of themselves
strange (for them) behaviors, or changes in personality
weight gain or loss (usually loss)
upset stomach

it is most certainly not limited to, or not all of these necessarily mean depression. THe majority of depressive symptoms can also be associated with general illnesses, which sometimes makes it easier for a depressed person to hide the truth. THe main thing is to look out for significant personality changes that last for more than two weeks  (+ info)

What are the symptoms & signs of the menopause?

Just wondering what the signs & symptoms are of the menopause.I'm 46 this year & don't know if some of the symptoms I've had for a year or so are the early signs etc.Can anyone help with this question?

burning of hands,
face flushed,
crying spells,
pannic attacks,
tingling of hands and feet.
skin dry,
less sex desire,
hurts during sex,
head pressure,
vertigo during it to,
light headed,
these are mine, dont go by me, cus everyone is diffrent, look up menopause yahoo groups to, there great, if you get the right ones. or menopause message boards,
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=85  (+ info)

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Swine Flu H1N1 Virus?

I would like to know where to get information on the Signs and Symptoms of Swine Flu H1N1 Virus.
Also, how to fight the Swine Flu and how to protect my family.

1. Symptoms:
The typical symptoms of swine flu are:
a sudden fever (a high body temperature of 38°C/100.4°F or above), and
a sudden cough.

You may also have:
aching muscles,
limb or joint pain,
diarrhea or stomach upset,
sore throat,
runny nose,
sneezing, or
loss of appetite.

2. How to protect your family:

The virus spreads from tiny droplets of water that are sprayed when you talk, cough, laugh, sneeze, or spit. The droplets spray about 3 feet (1 meter) in distance. They are not visible. You can be unknowingly exposed to the infected droplets if you are within 3 feet of an infected person. To avoid infection you can stop hand-shaking, kissing, avoid crowded spaces, and stay away from people who appear to be ill. Wash your hands often, don't touch your face, get plenty of sleep, and eat heathy foods to otherwise boost your immune system.  (+ info)

What are some signs and symptoms of obesity?

What are some signs and symptoms of obesity?

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