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.
Mental Misconceptions “…if we do nothing, then maybe it will get better- maybe its just a phase.” This appears to be a very common misconception in families of people with schizophrenia. Although the reality is that, if left untreated, the schizophrenic stands a greater chance of suffering permanent brain damage. Like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia is a disease of the brain, in which the brain is physically damaged, and unfortunately symptoms of the disease usually appear quite late. MRI scans of a schizophrenic, show a degeneration in the volume of grey matter in the brain, and recently neuroscientists have detected grey matter loss of up to 25%. Grey matter is tissue of the nervous system, thus largely found in the brain, rich in nerve cells, which transmit messages or impulses all over the body.
Suppressing Me, Myself, and I R. D. Laing has stated, “Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair” (“Schizophrenia Quotes” 1). In his statement, he reveals a side of schizophrenia that is more than a mental disorder, he shows how vulnerable and painful the disorder can be for those who are diagnosed. Patients who have been diagnosed with such a challenging obstacle, may often feel a sense of despair in an attempt to conquer schizophrenia and its symptoms. Medication for the mental disorder has advanced, so that those affected can manage and control the symptoms that come along with schizophrenia to live a healthy, fulfilling life. People today are not completely educated about schizophrenia.
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.
Definition of Paranoid Schizophrenia Description and Definition Schizophrenia causes its victims to lose touch with reality. They often begin to hear, see, or feel things that aren't really there or become convinced of things that simply aren't true. In the paranoid form of this disorder, they develop the delusion that everything and everyone is out to get them. The first signs of paranoid schizophrenia usually surface between the ages of 15 and 34. There is no cure, but the disorder can be controlled with medications.
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.
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. All throughout my education, my experiences have changed me in a positive way. For someone afflicted with schizophrenia, they could never experience a normal life. My hope is to debunk some common misconceptions about this disease. Schizophrenia is something that, with proper medical treatment, will not preven... ... middle of paper ... ...refore, it is not the parents’ fault.
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. Severe stress such as poverty or violence, and other similar external factors are possible causes of schizophrenia. Disorganized schizophrenia is another sub type that causes people to be unclear and unorganized with speech and behavior. The patient may repeat the same word or phrase over again. They may also make up words or phrases, change topic rapidly, or unnecessarily rhyme words.
But today, we have developed actual methods of treating these mental illnesses through years of research and studies. Schizophrenia is a severe psychological disorder that is characterized by a fragmented thought process. The term schizophrenia comes from the Latin words schizo, meaning split, and phrene, meaning mind, which would be coined by a Swiss psychiatrist named Eugen Blueler in 1911. This has led people to come to the false conclusion that it is a multiple personality disorder when it is not. People diagnosed with schizophrenia suffer from their mind being split from reality, which is exacerbated by severe hallucinations.
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.