Improved drugs to fight psychosis--the loss of contact with reality that afflicts schizophrenics--are already coming on the market, and some researchers believe that within the next few decades, scientists will find a way to virtually cure the obscure disease. Schizophrenia usually begins between the ages of 16 and 30, with men often being affected earlier than women. The first symptoms can include trouble concentrating or sleeping, and afflicted people may start avoiding their friends. In the next stage, many schizophrenics begin to speak incoherently and see or hear things that no one else does. As the disease takes hold, there are cycles of remission followed by frightening relapses marked by disordered thinking that causes many schizophrenics to leap illogically from one subject to another when they talk.
There is slight evidence to linkage between celiac disease patients and schizophrenia patients. That might be because c... ... middle of paper ... ... child is Rh-negative. Rh incompatibility can lead to hemolytic disease, which can lead to schizophrenia. Rh incompatibility can also lead to birth complications, such as hypoxia, which also can lead to brain damage, which can obviously lead to schizophrenia. So, in conclusion, schizophrenia is a highly complex disease that is not understood completely by anyone, but the enzyme COMT is being studied, and is seen as having a large influence on the development of schizophrenia.
An example of this would be performing tests on a schizophrenic to help develop a cure for schizophrenia. That would not benefit the individual because most likely by the time the drug is ready to be prescribed the patient would be dead. In conclusion, schizophrenia is a disease that is not well under stood. As more is learned about the disease and how it affects the brain of those who suffer from it better treatments will be discovered. Even with the best treatment, support from family and friends are crucial in maintaining normality to the life of those with schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder the distorts someone’s thought and perception, paranoid schizophrenia is one of the five subtypes of schizophrenia which causes people to experience delusions and hear things that may not be real. Schizophrenia in general is incurable but may be treated to reduce its effects. Medication, psychotherapy and other supportive therapies are effective in reducing the severity of schizophrenia. The exact causes of this brain disorder is unknown, however, it may develop from a combination of genetics, brain chemistry, and environmental factors. Schizophrenia, like any other genetic illness, may run in the family bloodline and heighten the chances of getting it if both parents are associated with the brain disorder.
Schizophrenia was once thought to be an artifact of Western civilization, but it is now known that this is not the case. It is likely a neurodevelopment brain disorder with both genetic and non-genetic causes, that best fits within the disease perspective. As well as being common, schizophrenia is a serious, chronic, often disabling illness. It can begin at any age, but most commonly does so in adolescence or early adult life. With such unorganized and incoherent thoughts, disorganized schizophrenics have difficulty communicating and are confused.
This can terrify people with the illness and make them withdrawn or extremely agitated.” (National Institute of Mental Health) Schizophrenia has been around throughout history, back in the day people believed that those suffering from the illness were possessed by demons and they were feared. It has been found that it is easier for people to deal with the idea of cancer than to deal with the idea of a loved one displaying odd behavior, hallucinations, and strange ideas like those of a patient with schizophrenia. Most mental disorders are not well understood by many, and the causes of schizophrenia are also poorly understood. Schizophrenia is an illness that often requires lifetime treatment, but there is hope of finding a better treatment for this illness that many fear. Schizophrenia is characterized by a broad range of unusual behaviors that cause disruption in the lives of the people living with it, as well as the people that surround them.
In times past, Schizophrenia was referred to as "bread madness", which indicated a connection to gluten sensitivity. Even today, many people with Celiac disease have been wrongly diagnosed with Schizophrenia. The symptoms of this chronic brain disorder can be mimicked by: hypoglycemia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and more. After a correct diagnosis, the doctor will prescribe an antipsychotic drug. This step of the journey toward wellness could be a giant one.
Causes The causes of schizophrenia are still under debate. A chemical imbalance in the brain seems to play a role, but the reason for the imbalance remains unclear. It is known that you're a bit more likely to become schizophrenic if you have a family member with the illness. Stress does not cause schizophrenia, but can make the symptoms worse. Signs/Symptoms Schizophrenia usually develops gradually, although onset can be sudden.
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.
Grappling with Schizophrenia is scary and confusing. A certain relief may be experienced to learn the diagnostic label for this psychiatric illness. However, the moment is fleeting upon hearing there is no conventional medical cure for Schizophrenia. It is encouraging that some people have beaten the brain disorder. Others manage to control its debilitating symptoms and independently function in society.