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What is Schizophrenia?

What is Schizophrenia
For the sake of explanation, think of the brain as a graphic user interface (GUI), such as a web browser, translating a series of 0s and 1s into projections of sight and sound. It is a matter of assembling information into usable patterns. Likewise, the brain, through its sense organs of sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch, as well as other senses, puts the electromagnetic waves, and slices of time of the real universe into an order that makes sense. Presented on our “screens” are trees, people, music, noise, hot and cold, pain, intuition, cause and effect, and life in general. Pareidolia? What? Humans are creatures inundated with pareidolia. This refers to the tendency to see patterns and assign meaning to them. It is seeing an elephant in a cloud, white snakes along lines in a paragraph that separates the words, face profiles in the veins of marble, or the man in the Moon. It has been said that pareidolia is a sort of flaw, but on a grander scale, a simi ...

How Long Does Luvox Take to Work?

How long does Luvox take to work?
Luvox (fluvoxamine maleate) is an antidepressant indicated for the treatment of obsessions and compulsions in adult and pediatric patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It can also be used to treat major depressive episode, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and bulimia nervosa. Antidepressants are known to have a delayed onset of action. Fluvoxamine may start to work within two to four weeks. Some studies suggested that it is possible to achieve clinical improvement by the end of the first week of treatment. This antidepressant is available in a 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg tablet. If you are suffering from OCD, your doctor may prescribe an initial dose of 50mg tablet to be taken at bedtime. The maximum dose for fluvoxamine is 300mg per day. If side effects are well tolerated, your dose may be increased every four to seven days. Daily doses exceeding 100mg must be divided throughout the day.   Luvox onset of action F ...

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