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.

acute schizophrenia

a disorder consisting of various degrees of psychosis, characterized by the sudden onset of personality disorganization. Symptoms include disturbances in thought, mood, and behavior. Positive symptoms include delusions, which may be bizarre in nature; hallucinations, especially auditory; disorganized speech; inappropriate affect; and disorganized behavior. Negative symptoms include flat affect, lack of volition, alogia, and anhedonia. Episodes appear suddenly in persons whose previous behavior has been relatively normal and are usually of short duration. Recurrent episodes are common, and in some instances a more chronic type of the disorder may develop. See also schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder.
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In the acute schizophrenia double-blind trials for the recommended dosage range of 2 to 4 mg, the discontinuation rates were lower overall for patients receiving brexpiprazole compared with placebo.
Since complaints of patients with acute schizophrenia were often associated with positive symptoms and physical discomfort, improvement in positive and general psychopathological symptoms might be one of the important reasons why patients are motivated to adhere to the treatment in the acute phase of their illness.
Weiden and his colleagues found iloperidone to be just as effective as ziprasidone (Geodon) for the short-term treatment of acute schizophrenia.
They also report that chronic schizophrenics experience predominantly subjective symptoms whereas those who experience depression in acute schizophrenia are much more akin to primary major depression in their presentation.
Nicknamed Spider by his mother (Miranda Richardson), Dennis has been institutionalised with acute schizophrenia for almost 20 years and despite now being on the road back to normality, he hasn't fully recovered from his illness.
Gates, 30, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, claims he developed acute schizophrenia just days after being hypnotised at a McKenna stage show in 1994.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Lurasidone, a novel antipsychotic agent, appears to be safe and effective in acute schizophrenia and at least as good as ziprasidone in stable outpatients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, according to conclusions of several phase I and phase III clinical trials.
Results: The clinical depression seen in acute schizophrenia and primary depression differed significantly from that seen in chronic schizophrenia.
Chris, 30, claims he suffered acute schizophrenia as a result of being hypnotised by McKenna at the Swan Theatre in his home town of High Wycombe, Bucking-hamshire, four years ago and is suing the star for pounds 250,000.
Rapid improvement of acute schizophrenia symptoms after intravenous sodium nitroprusside: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

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