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Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling and puzzling mental disorders in existence. This eMedTV resource provides an overview of this condition and its causes, symptoms (such as hearing voices), and treatment options.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Zyprexa to treat bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Zyprexa, noting in particular its uses, general dosing guidelines, strengths, and possible side effects.
Risperdal is a prescription medicine used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and autism. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Risperdal, highlighting how it works, offering tips on taking the medication, and listing potential side effects.
If you have schizophrenia, your doctor may prescribe Invega. This section of the eMedTV Web site explains how the prescription drug works and discusses its effects, potential side effects, and available strengths.
Haldol is a prescription drug that is approved to treat several conditions, such as psychotic disorders. This eMedTV article explains the other uses of Haldol, outlines potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take the medication.
- Paranoid Schizophrenia
The most prevalent form of schizophrenia is paranoid schizophrenia. As discussed in this article from the eMedTV Web site, people with this condition tend to experience severe delusions and auditory hallucinations based on paranoia.
- Tardive Dyskinesia
Tardive dyskinesia is characterized by uncontrollable body or facial movements. As this eMedTV segment explains, it often happens in people who have been taking antipsychotics or certain other drugs for extended periods of time.
- Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Common symptoms of schizophrenia can include memory loss, hallucinations, and delusions. This eMedTV article talks about the signs and symptoms of this illness and explains how they are divided into three different categories.
Quetiapine is a prescription drug used to help control symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed look at the drug, including its effects, dosing information, potential side effects, and more.
- Types of Schizophrenia
Paranoid schizophrenia and catatonic schizophrenia are two of the possible forms this disorder can take. This eMedTV Web page explains the different types of schizophrenia and discusses the symptoms that correspond to each type.
Prochlorperazine is a medication used to treat severe nausea or vomiting, schizophrenia, and anxiety. This eMedTV article further discusses prochlorperazine uses, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Clozapine is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in people who fail to respond to other medications. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at the drug, including its effects, suggestions for when and how to take it, and side effects.
- Schizophrenia Cause
Research shows that the cause of schizophrenia may be linked to genetic and environmental factors. This page of the eMedTV Web site talks about these factors and also explores the role of the brain in the development of schizophrenia.
Chlorpromazine is a drug used to treat nausea or vomiting, schizophrenia, tetanus, and other conditions. This eMedTV article lists other uses for the prescription drug, explains how it works, and offers some general dosing information.
- What Is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a puzzling and disabling mental disorder that affects 1 percent of the population. This eMedTV resource offers in-depth information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment options and also offers relevant statistics.
Aripiprazole is a drug licensed to treat bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia, and depression. This eMedTV article discusses aripiprazole uses in more detail, explains how the medication works, and describes side effects that may occur.
- Risperdal Side Effects
Common Risperdal side effects can include insomnia, dizziness, and headaches. This eMedTV segment covers these and other side effects that may occur while taking Risperdal, including serious side effects to report to your healthcare provider.
- Causes of Schizophrenia
Possible causes of schizophrenia have been linked to genetics, the brain, and environmental factors. This eMedTV Web page discusses in detail how each of these factors may play a role in the development of schizophrenia.
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