acute schizophrenic episode


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Related to acute schizophrenic episode: chronic undifferentiated schizophrenia
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Noun1.acute schizophrenic episode - schizophrenia of abrupt onset and relatively short duration (a few weeks or months)acute schizophrenic episode - schizophrenia of abrupt onset and relatively short duration (a few weeks or months)
dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis - any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
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(24) The main advantages of clozapine treatment in this age group in comparison with typical antipsychotics are: (i) good antipsychotic efficacy during an acute schizophrenic episode; (ii) better improvement in chronic cases with a high load of negative symptoms; and (iii) markedly fewer extrapyramidal adverse effects, and therefore fairly good tolerability.
Three groups of patients of an acute schizophrenic episode (DepASch), stable schizophrenia (DepChrSch) and primary major depression were compared on demographic variables and on clinical rating scales for depression and the PANSS scale.
One controlled trial found that transdermal estrogen enhanced antipsychotic response during an acute schizophrenic episode (Schizophr.

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