Schizophrenias may also think that other people have control over them when it comes to knowing what thoughts run through the mind and they believe that those people will bring harm to their lives (NIMH-Schizophrenia). When trying to establish a conversation with schizophrenics it can be rather awkward at times. They sometimes can’t put their words together to have a conversation that makes sense. They won’t come off as talkative people. Schizophrenics can sit for a long period of time without making any movements or even saying a word.
Some people hear voices and see things and due to human nature, Humans are forced to ask “why?” without understanding others classify these people as evil simply because they believe these people are possessed by an evil spirit. They distance themselves from these evil people because they fear the unknown. Some say these people are not capable of reasoning logically and are unintelligent because of their many demons, while some think it’s the lack of effective parenting, and others say these evil people have no future because they cannot make critical decisions. Thanks to psychologists who took their time to study this “evil people”, it is now understand that they have an illness called schizophrenia. People with schizophrenia are being stereotyped and this comes from lack of adequate understanding of the illness, which creates ignorance and causes others to fear schizophrenic people.
Victims share a range of symptoms that can be devastating to themselves as well as to families and friends. They may have trouble dealing with the most minor everyday stresses and insignificant changes in their surroundings. They may avoid social contact, ignore personal hygiene and behave oddly (Kass, 194). Many people outside the mental health profession believe that schizophrenia refers to a “split personality”. The word “schizophrenia” comes from the Greek schizo, meaning split and phrenia refers to the diaphragm once thought to be the location of a person’s mind and soul.
The real truth behind is, they don’t have multiple personalities and aren’t completely crazy. Schizophrenia is a disease that makes it impossible for a person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences (Chudler, n.d). A condition that is life-long lasting and may not have cure but instead be treated (Grohol, n.d). People who suffer from schizophrenia may hear voices and see objects that are not there. Some may even be convinced that others are controlling how they think, read their minds, or plot against them.
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.
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.
Was it possible that beneath all of the drug-induced stares, shakes and speech impediments that an alert person existed? Perhaps their diseases had prevented them from interacting with other people in what would be considered a "normal" way. But are they better off now that they are too drug-altered and often depressed to interact at all? As a society, we try to get rid of things we are afraid of, things which make us nervous and things we don't understand. Perhaps mental illness is not so much a problem for the mentally ill, but for their communities who can not and will not empathize with them.
In an article by Smith and Segal (2014) it is stated that “Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world.” Individuals with schizophrenia have a hard time determining what is real and what is not and this is due to the fact that they are usually affected by hallucinations. People with schizophrenia tend to see and hear things that are not there in real life but that appear real to them. They suffer from extreme distrust in people and usually believe that everyone is out to hurt them. This physiological damage makes it extremely difficult to carry out an ordinary life due to the loss to determine what reality is and what is imaginary. Causes Schizophrenia just like every other mental disorder does not have a specific know cause for it and its widely unknown to all medical researchers.
When someone is asked to go out but the person is sick, it is immediately ok and the person will understand. But when a person says they feel down or mentally unfit, they shake their head at them, claiming they just needed an excuse There is such a stigma surrounding mental disorders. People with depression and anxiety often won’t speak out because they are afraid of being judged. People don’t take mental illnesses seriously.
A person with schizophrenia may seem without goals in their life, become eccentric and unmotivated, they may isolate themselves and remove themselves from family and friends. The warning signs to watch for are • Lack of motivation • Social isolation & withdrawal • Irrational, bizarre or questioning behavior or odd statements or beliefs • Increases paranoia or questioning others’ motivations • Becoming more emotionless • Hostility or suspi... ... middle of paper ... ...s are: Loss of motivation Drowsiness Feeling sedated Weight gain Sexual dysfunction Nervousness There is some non-pharmalogical that a person with schizophrenia can turn to, there is personal therapy which is designed to help patients with schizophrenia recognize and respond appropriately to arousing stimuli improves function and reduces relapse. There is ECT(electro-convulsive therapy) has a modest and definite role to play in the treatment of schizophrenia, despite the adverse publicity it has received. Animal assisted therapy helps the patient by encouraging mobility, interpersonal contact and communication and reinforced activities of daily living. Works Cited http://www.invegasustenna.com/symptoms-of-schizophrenia http://www.molbio.princeton.edu/courses/mb427/1999/projects/9902/genetics.htm http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=722