acute schizophrenia


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a·cute schiz·o·phre·ni·a

a disorder in which the symptoms of schizophrenia occur abruptly; they may subside or become chronic.
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Czobor, "Prolactin response to D-fenfluramine challenge test as a predictor of treatment response to haloperidol in acute schizophrenia," Schizophrenia Research, vol.
Hamilton scales, rather to make the point that the nature of depressive symptoms in stable chronic schizophrenia is predominantly subjective whereas in acute schizophrenia the symptom profile includes the classical biological symptoms of depression as rated by the Hamilton Depression Scale.
The drug's effect in alleviating acute schizophrenia appeared comparable with that of haloperidol and Risperdal (risperidone), with a very clean" side-effect profile, said Dr.
The Hawaiian real estate market continues to demonstrate symptoms of acute schizophrenia, thanks to a host of opposing trends, each competing to set the tone of the market.
About 30 per cent of people with acute schizophrenia, and seven per cent of those with a chronic form of the disease had the retrovirus signature, but there was no sign of it in the cerebrospinal fluid of healthy individuals.
Abusing drugs does not cause schizophrenia, but certain street drugs can produce symptoms similar to acute schizophrenia, such as hallucinations (both visual and auditory), paranoia, delusions, disorganized thinking, and excited behavior.
Hospitalization is often necessary in cases of acute schizophrenia. This ensures the safety of the affected person, while allowing for observation by trained mental health professionals to determine whether schizophrenia is the appropriate diagnosis.
The efficacy and tolerability of once-daily extended release quetiapine fumarate in hospitalized patients with acute schizophrenia: a 6-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Pilot study of time course of inhibition of return in acute schizophrenia. Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry 2007; 19(4): 197-202.
In this study both ziprasidone and olanzapine provided effective treatment for acute schizophrenia. The slightly greater efficacy of olanzapine was primarily reflected in the significantly greater decreases of PANSS total scores and subscale scores, CGI-S scores after the treatment (p < 0.05) and CGI score improvements.
Detection of depression in acute schizophrenia: sensitivity and specificity of 2 standard observer rating scales (Brief Communication).
Weiden and his colleagues found iloperidone to be just as effective as ziprasidone (Geodon) for the short-term treatment of acute schizophrenia.

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