They may also make up words or phrases, change topic rapidly, or unnecessarily rhyme words. Catatonic schizophrenia is categorized as someone having trouble with moving, refusing to move, excessive movement, bizarre movements, and/or repetition of what others say or do. Residual schizophrenia is classified as when the patient suffered from symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, catatonic behavior, disorganized behavior, or disorganized speech, but the severity of these symptoms has diminished. Symptoms such as limited verbal expression, loss of initiative, or little to no expression of emotions are now prominent. Undifferentiated schizophrenia is known as when a patient encounters episodes wi... ... middle of paper ... ...bout this brain disorder can help the patient understand it better which helps them surpass their symptoms and understand how medication may be useful.
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.
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.
(Atkins) Type II bipolar is described by someone have recurrent episodes of major depression and at least one hypomanic episode. (Atkins) This ... ... middle of paper ... ...arning and understanding a person with bipolar disorder. While you will never know what they are going through, you can do your best to understand. In conclusion, bipolar disorder is a serious condition if not treated, but with the right tools and how advanced research has come, it is manageable. Though it is not a well-known mental illness, and there is no cure for it right now, it can be a very important and dangerous one.
Some people have only one episode; others have many episodes during a lifetime, but lead relatively normal lives during the interim periods. However, the individual with "chronic" schizophrenia, or a continuous or recurring pattern of illness, often does not fully recover normal functioning and typically requires long-term treatment, generally including medication, to control the symptoms. Available treatments can relieve many symptoms, but most people with schizophrenia continue to suffer some symptoms throughout their lives. Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime - more than 2 million Americans suffer from the illness in a given year. There is now significant emphasis on early diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia.
Since mental illnesses have wide spectrums of possible disorders, symptoms, and co-morbidity, it 's incredibly difficult to research. Unlike something like allergies, which originate from a simple overactive immune system, and can be cured or lessened in a variety of ways, mental illnesses are entirely different. Most cannot be cured, and the sufferer can be stuck with it for their entire life. Symptoms can be controlled but the root cause of the disease can 't be solved. And even though some of the illnesses can be controlled, others can 't.
Stress can however, worsen the symptoms when the illness is already present. A third cause could possibly be genetic predisposition. Genetic transmission has yet to be proven even though schizophrenia tends to run is some families(Youth 3). F... ... middle of paper ... ...hould have an interest in the illness, be competent, and has empathy with the patients. If there is any apprehension about the physician/psychiatrist the family has the right to get a second opinion.
(1) The environment surrounding an individual also can trigger the onset of schizophrenia. It has been observed that family stress, trauma, and poor social interactions all have the tendency to promote schizophrenic behavior, though it does not necessarily cause it. Going along with this, it is also possible that prenatal conditions affect the development of schizophrenia... ... middle of paper ... ...he causes of schizophrenia. (3) After researching schizophrenia, it is apparent that there is no clear answer to the question of what causes the psychiatric disorder. Rather, there is much debate about the four hypotheses that seem to dominate the scientific community as of late.
Symptoms will vary according to the individual. However, the disease is characterized by common symptoms: • Delusions – things unreal appear real • Hallucinations – hear voices or see, smell, taste things not present in everyday reality • Bizarre Behavior – peculiar thinking, strange speech • Absence of Emotional Expression – apathy and/or inappropriate feelings Schizophrenia – What Causes It? Just as there is no cure, there is no known root cause. Research has shown the disorder tends to run in families, so the likelihood of a genetic cause exists. Ongoing studies suggest there could be a correlation to malfunctioning genes that produce significant chemicals in the brain, which are responsible for the d... ... middle of paper ... ... with antipsychotics.
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. They begin to experience hallucinations, paranoia and delusions-- schizophrenics in their psychotic phases may become convinced that people are spying on them, or imagine that they have acquired godlike powers. When they are in the grip of psychosis, they frequently behave erratically, and they can become violent or suicidal. Often, it is parents and other family members who have to deal with the recurring crises. Often,schizophrenics are more of a danger to themselves.