- Q What are the treatment options for residual schizophrenia?
The main treatment for most types of schizophrenia involves taking antipsychotic medication. Some newer medications have fewer side effects than medications that have been around for a longer time. Some newer medications include Abilify (Aripiprazole)... Full Answer
- Q What is residual schizophrenia?
Residual schizophrenia is one of several types of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia has different kinds of symptoms, some of which are characterized as positive, others as negative, and still others as cognitive. People with residual schizophrenia tend to... Full Answer
- Q Should my doctor and I discuss my residual schizophrenia symptoms?
People with all types of schizophrenia, including residual schizophrenia, may either not recognize that they need medical assistance or may be reluctant to get it. For people with residual schizophrenia, motivation may be a problem; some symptoms of... Full Answer
- Q What causes residual schizophrenia?
Researchers are still investigating the causes of schizophrenia. The fact that tests such as MRIs and CT scans show differences between the brains of people with schizophrenia and people with normal thought patterns indicates that schizophrenia is a... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of residual schizophrenia?
People with residual schizophrenia have short periods where they show positive symptoms of the condition, such as paranoia and hallucinations. These periods are followed by longer times when positive symptoms are gone, while some negative symptoms like... Full Answer
- Q How does residual schizophrenia affect the body?
While residual schizophrenia mainly affects the brain, several complications associated with residual schizophrenia may have a greater effect on the body. People with schizophrenia are at greater risk for drug abuse which, depending on the drug taken,... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for residual schizophrenia?
There are several risk factors associated with schizophrenia, including residual schizophrenia. Having a close family member (sibling or parent) with schizophrenia increases your risk of developing the condition from 1 percent (general population's risk)... Full Answer
- Q How is residual schizophrenia diagnosed?
Before someone can be diagnosed with residual schizophrenia, a doctor must make sure that the person's symptoms aren't being caused by something else, such as depression, illegal drug use, or another physical problem. The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat residual schizophrenia?
Antipsychotic medications are the key to treating different types of schizophrenia. There are both older and newer types of antipsychotic medications; the newer types tend to produce fewer side effects, but some of the older medications, specifically... Full Answer
- Q How do I care for someone with residual schizophrenia?
People with residual schizophrenia need varying degrees of support. Because people with schizophrenia are at risk for suicide, any talk of suicide should be taken seriously, as should threats of or actual violence. In these situations, you should call... Full Answer