Undifferentiated is when they have many symptoms that do not fall into a sub category of schizophrenia, and residual is when the main symptoms of the illness have abated but some features, such as hallucinations and flat affect, may remain. There are a number of theories of how schizophrenia is caused but there is no one knows a true answer of how it comes about. Research so far says that people inherit a genetic venerability to schizophrenia others say that it is because by an unbalanced amount of chemicals in the brain that causes the inability to maintain mental health. Most symptoms are believed to be caused by an abnormal amount of stress in the persons life, but one thing truly positive about the illness is that a person with it is capable of living a close to normal life, that is with the proper treatment and medications.
One positive symptom is delusions – delusions occur when someone has a deeply rooted belief in something that is not true, or most members of society would believe the belief to be a misrepresentation of reality (Durand, Barlow 474). This is not of much assurance to those suffering from delusions, as people with schizophrenia honestly believe that their false perceptions are in fact true (Comer 427). Delusions of persecution are especially common. These delusions often lead schizophrenics to believe that ... ... middle of paper ... ... coping methods to deal with the symptoms of schizophrenia. CBT therapists try to educate, challenge, and find coping techniques to deal with hallucinations (Comer 460-461).
By looking at all the aspects of schizophrenia, it is very hard to believe schizophrenia is a type of disease. Different from AIDS or cancer that may lead to death, schizophrenia alone will not kill the patient. In contrast, schizophrenics become more gifted and inventive in their way of thinking. The inability of the “normal” people to understand the patients’ styles of presentation does not mean those patients are abnormal or have a disease. When viewing from their world, schizophrenics may think that the “normal” people are the ones who display bizarre behaviour.
Those being treated, whether or not the treatment lasts a lifetime, have a right to as normal of a life as possible. Understanding Schizophrenia Schizophrenic people are strange and should be locked away from the rest of society. This is one of many uneducated beliefs that people carry about this well-known mental disorder; however, most of the population would not be able to tell you what this disorder is. Schizophrenia is an illness that affects how your brain works and thinks in a negative way. This is an illness that can be affected by the way society and the people you come into contact with view schizophrenia, this view can make it harder or easier for you to live with the illness.
We can guess that stress can trigger schizophrenia because of the EE studies that look at patient relapse rate. Also if we believe that the symptoms are a reflection of the cause it is also not unreasonable to think stress can trigger schizophrenia. Stress is a persons perceived inability to cope with a situation. Therefore they are blaming themselves for their failure to perform. Many schizophrenics experience hallucinations commenting on their actions.
Schizophrenia Introduction Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that is the base of several psychological symptoms. There are many people out there who suffer from this disorder and have no idea on how to cure it. Some people tend to spend their whole life with this disorder; whilst others get it treated as soon as they see first sign or symptom of it. Schizophrenia is not a disorder that cannot be treated; with the right kind of treatment, the disorder can be controlled and the individual suffering from it can be cured. The paper will discuss the schizophrenia disorder in detail, causes, risk, signs & symptoms, and treatments of it.
It will discuss the symptoms and treatment for the disorder in a non-scientific, more familiar way. There are many different sub-types of schizophrenia with the paranoid type being the most well-known and common-place sort. Some of the signs and symptoms of the illness include audio and visual hallucinations; people hear and see things that are not there. In most cases, individuals also suffer from delusions; these people think that other people whether it be friends, family or even strangers are plotting against them to do them harm in some way. Other psychological symptoms of schizophrenia include distractibility, and a poor attention span [2-5].
The disturbance is not attributable to the effects of a substance or another medical condition. I’m sure you’re thinking that you’re more confused now than when you started but not to worry! What all of this means is the person exhibits symptoms of Schizophrenia and also has symptoms of a mood disorder like major depression and/or mania. Some describe Schizoaffective Disorder as Schizophrenia with Bi-polar Disorder. Although it is a little more complicated than that, it is a good overall generalization of the disorder.
There are many parts of learning about bipolar disorder, such as; what it is, the types of bipolar, what can cause it, the symptoms and signs, diagnoses, treatments, and how to live with the illness. Leaning as much about it and the treatments for it, can make living with this disorder, more manageable. When people come across someone who is acting in the extreme, whether it be extremely depressed or on an extreme high, the first thing that comes to mind, more than likely, isn’t a medical condition. One acting in the extreme high, in this case, is known as a manic episode. Whereas, being extremely depressed is known as a depressive episode.
Depression and bipolar disorder likely comes to the mind first whenever we think of mood disorders. It is because these are the most common and severe illnesses, which leads to the causes of disability. Depression and bipolar disorder make us emotionally disable, making it difficult to live life to its best. Most of us do not know that these two mood disorders can take a toll, and can go undiagnosed. These are generally known as dysthymic disorder and cyclothymic disorder.