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At one point, schizophrenia was called "dementia praecox". Some people may say that "multiple personality disorder", "split personality", or "dissociative identity disorder" are other names for schizophrenia. However, the condition that these names describe is not the same as schizophrenia.

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Schizophrenia is the medical name for schizophrenia.

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What is the probability of having a child with schizophrenia if both parents' mothers had similar mental illness?

The chance of the child having schizophrenia when both parents have schizophrenia is about 37%. There is no data available for other combinations of illnesses, for example if one parent has schizoaffective disorder and the other has schizophrenia.

How do you use schizophrenia in a sentence?

Schizophrenia is a noun, so you use it as you would any other noun (when it is appropriate). Example: Joe developed schizophrenia last spring.

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What is a treatment characteristic of the disorganized type of schizophrenia as compared to the other forms of schizophrenia?

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What kind of schizophrenia do you have if you self-harm?

There is no specific type of schizophrenia that is associated with self-harm. Self-harm in schizophrenia is generally associated with delusions. For example, a patient with schizophrenia may believe that if he or she cuts off a finger then the world will be saved. Because self-harm in schizophrenia is associated with delusions, patients with paranoid schizophrenia or undifferentiated schizophrenia may be more likely to self-harm than patients with other types of schizophrenia.

Can schizophrenia be spread?

Schizophrenia or any mental health issue is not spread or contagious.

What is the most severe subtype of schizophrenia?

Catatonic schizophrenia is probably the most severe type. This type of schizophrenia can prevent someone from moving for days and from functioning normally at all. With the other types of schizophrenia, at least some normal function exists.

What area of the brain does schizophrenia affect?

A type of schizophrenia known as catatonic can effect the skin (with insensitivity to pain) and can effect muscle control. Generally, the other types of schizophrenia effect only the mind.

If a 30 year old has schizophrenia could the mother have it as well?

Yes. Schizophrenia is partly genetic, meaning that if you have a relative with schizophrenia you are likely to also have schizophrenia. About 1/10 of people with a relative with schizophrenia develop schizophrenia, compared to 1/100 people without a relative with schizophrenia.

Is schizophrenia a disability?

People with schizophrenia usually have normal cognitive function at the beginning of the course of schizophrenia.

Do you capitalize the names of the disease schizophrenia?

No. This follows the same rule as any other medical condition: no capitalization unless of a proper name, so: "cancer, schizophrenia, Graves' disease." And, while many people do capitalize it, for some reason, you can find corroboration for not doing so at the National Institute for Mental Health's website or in by checking scholarly articles on the subject.

What are the causes of residual schizophrenia?

Residual schizophrenia is caused by a partial recovery from schizophrenia. For an explanation of what causes schizophrenia, please see the related question.