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.
Hallucinations, usually the same ones over and over, take control of a person and leave them feeling victimized. Delusions are also a very common positive symptom of schizophrenia. Delusions are false believes or misinterpretations of events and their significance. For instance, a person with schizophrenia could ac... ... middle of paper ... ...e undifferentiated and residual. 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.
In fact, almost every mental disorder has a stereotype behind it, making it hard for many people to apprehend it. Ones that have minimum knowledge about these human afflictions choose to have negative opinions regarding them. Therefore people are easily lured into the assumptions of these disorders being adverse. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders are a mere selection of the many stereotyped mental disorders that are viewed upon as fugitive amidst the norm of society, personally I believe that they should be treated as normal human beings. Schizophrenic people happen to be stereotyped as someone with multiple personalities.
SCHIZOPHRENIA History indicates the disorder known as schizophrenia has been a source of misunderstanding for many people. Schizophrenia is one of the most confusing disorders studied in the field of psychology. Most people believe schizophrenia is a mental disorder of multiple personalities. Some think those who suffer from this disorder are completely insane. The real truth behind is, they don’t have multiple personalities and aren’t completely crazy.
In most cases paranoid schizophrenics claim to hear voices that are not real and only heard by them. The voices typically come in two forms when they are narrating the paranoid schizophrenics mind or when they are talking to each other (NIMH). These voices that paranoid schizophrenics hear can instruct them to do things that may put them in harm in extreme cases they can result in suicide. When a paran... ... middle of paper ... ...tions available for schizophrenia. Most people get the best treatment when they are using more than one option at a time and stay consistent with it.
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.
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.
Schizophrenia is considered one of the most common mental illness worldwide. Although it is a common illness, research has yet determined the initial factors that contribute to the disorder. Everyday schizophrenia affects individuals drastically with some bizarre symptoms, that only themselves understand it. In the following, one will be able to understand and identify each type, what factors contribute to the cause and how individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia function on a daily basis. Characterized as the “crazy” disorder, schizophrenia is a mental illness that causes an individual to misinterpret reality and fantasy.
It is because of this that many think that schizophrenia is an illness of split personalities but in fact it most schizophrenics are often too disordered to carry out double lives. The true origin and/or reason for the development of schizophrenia is till this day uncertain but scientists are certain that there is more than one cause for the development of schizophrenia. Many explanations have risen for the cause of schizophrenia; one states that brain abnormalities and chemicals in the brain contribute to the development of schizophrenia (Hemmings, 1989), while another argues that a person 's environment and early experiences within relationships causes schizophrenia (Faraone, 1997). Schizophrenia is one of the most severe psychopathologies and from a study done in Finland it was determined that the lifetime prevalence of all psychotic disorders exceeds 3%, with a prevalence for schizophrenia of 0.87% (Davison 327). Schizophrenia sometimes begins in childhood but it usually is more apparent in late adolescent, ages 15 – 25, and sometimes it is more visible in men than in women.
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.