This can terrify people with the illness and make them withdrawn or extremely agitated. People with schizophrenia may not make sense when they talk. They may sit for hours without moving or talking. Sometimes people with Schizophrenia seem perfectly fine until they talk about what they are really thinking” (p.1). I could not imagine myself living life with Schizophrenia, because it really takes a toll on your mental well-being.
The paper will discuss the schizophrenia disorder in detail, causes, risk, signs & symptoms, and treatments of it. Discussion Details about the disorder Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has disturbed people all through the history. Individuals who have this disorder might hear voices that people who do not have this disorder might hear. The former assumes that other people are reading their minds, monitoring their views, or conspiring to hurt them (Lehman, Lieberman, Dixon, McGlashan, Miller, Perkins, & Kreyenbuhl, 2004). This can frighten people with the disease and make them reserved or tremendously nervous.
This psychotic disorder primarily affects a human’s brain. A person living with this mental illness experiences several symptoms as well as signs. Therefore an individual relies on a relative or someone he/she is comfortable with in order to watch him/her. People who are suffering from Schizophrenia are usually referred to as Schizophrenics. Many individuals have a difficult time accepting that either he or she has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia.
What is the meaning of schizophrenia, how is it diagnosed and how is it treated? With it being the most feared and misunderstood of all mental illnesses what are some stereotypes and fears out there about those with schizophrenia? How do those with the illness and the family members feel about law enforcement and what are their needs when it comes to those in law enforcement? What is being done now in law enforcement to help ones who have this illness? Schizophrenia is defined as “schizo” meaning split and “phrene” meaning mind.
Schizophrenia- Severe disorders on which there are disturbances of thoughts, communications, and emotions, including delusions and hallucinations. (Psychology: An Introduction,Charles D. Morris with Albert A. Maisto) It's quite horrendous. First of all, you've got somebody that you love, a child that you've raised. And then suddenly, the child becomes a crazy person. Better drugs and new ways of treating schizophrenia are enabling more of the disease's victims to live in society instead of institutions, and even to hold down jobs.
Elie’s case touched me at heart and made me realize that people are deeply uninformed about Schizophrenia and its effects on people diagnosed with this mental disorder. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that alters a persons’ thinking ability as well as their actions, emotions, and their judgment of reality. Schizophrenics find a hard time to deal with society and even harder in their relationships with either their loved ones or their colleagues. Schizophrenia has no cure but it can be controlled with proper treatment and medication. Most people confuse split personality with schizophrenia, and both are completely different.
Schizophrenia is a serious psychological disorder that affects approximately 2.4 million adult Americans today. Mental disorders cause people to struggle with daily life. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes individuals to have a hard time understanding what is real and not real, it affects the way they act, and how they see the world. Someone with schizophrenia may have a hard time managing their emotions, they may hear things that are not really there, or even feel as if people are trying to harm them. Patients with schizophrenia normally start to show signs and symptoms in the late teens or young adults.
Abstract Throughout this paper I hope to interest you in the mental illness schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a not commonly talked about multiple personality disorder. It has many dark misconceptions surrounding it, and the people diagnosed with this illness. You will hear a lot of people say that people with schizophrenia need to be in mental wards. People with schizophrenia commit violent crimes.
Treatments include antipsychotic medications that come with a slew of negative side effects, psychosocial treatments, illness management skill therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Schizophrenia is often accompanied by substance abuse, so rehab often comes along with treatment of the disorder. Nobody really knows exactly what causes schizophrenia, which is one of the things that makes it so interesting. It appears to be a culmination of many different factors. These many factors include: genetics- schizophrenia is up to 80% heritable (Picker, Psychiatric Times), prenatal complications, slower fetal growth, which sometimes indicates cerebral atrophy, hypoxia near the time of birth, prenatal infections, childhood infections, childhood antecedents, substance abuse, and life experiences.
Different Aspects of Schizophrenia The devastating mental illness of Schizophrenia is a major concern of modern medicine. Schizophrenia associates any one person with multiple problems. These problems include delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized behavior (Long 1999). The illness is a disease of the brain that is explained clinically as, disease of the mind, a simple explanation given by Nancy Andreasen (1999). It is important to understand that there are different types of this mental illness as well.