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, trouble-free solutions on your questions on Your Child’S Schizophrenia. Written via knowledgeable within the box, This sensible, Easy-To-Read advisor exhibits You And your loved ones easy methods to deal with signs, the place To Get the easiest therapy, What drugs can be found For This , and masses extra. An Indispensible fast Reference For someone dealing with early life Schizophrenia!

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Dopamine A chemical substance that is important for conveying “messages” between nerve cells in the brain. 28 The risk of developing schizophrenia is much higher in young people who are already genetically vulnerable to developing psychosis. Cannabis may disrupt the balance of the chemical dopamine in the brain. Because many people who use marijuana do not become schizophrenic, there is probably a genetic predisposition to developing the illness in some people. That is, the drug use may bring out a genetically predetermined illness in one of two ways.

QXP 9/10/09 5:43 PM Page 52 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SCHIZOPHRENIA Table 2 Obstetrical Factors Pregnancy Infections Flu, Genital Herpes, Exposure to cats that have Toxoplasmosis Gondii (a parasite) Antibodies produced by the mother in response to the infection cross the placenta and may react with the fetus’s developing immune system. Toxins Lead and Alcohol Drinking alcohol while pregnant may alter the child’s dopamine system and may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia.

For example, they laugh when talking about sad subjects or show indifference when talking about very personal issues. Patients may also have significant impairment in their ability to communicate effectively. At times, their speech can become virtually incomprehensible, due to disorganized thinking. In the past, the term hebephrenic has been used to describe this subtype. Catatonic Subtype The predominant clinical features of the catatonic subtype involve disturbances in movement. QXP 9/10/09 5:49 PM Page 23 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SCHIZOPHRENIA Patients may exhibit a resistance to any attempt to change how they appear.

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