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.
Others may have severe psychotic symptoms listed above. But many people also show "negative" symptoms, such as decreased emotional arousal, mental activity, and inability to socialize. Schizophrenics often report a sense of strangeness and confusion about the source of their sensations. They feel great loneliness, anxiety, and an overwhelming sense of being disconnected from others. A schizophrenic person may think and communicate incoherently, jumping from one idea mixing a "word salad" of new words or jumbled phrases.
Living with Schizophrenia At some point a human might have a relative, or heard of someone, or even experienced itself of suffering from Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects many humans throughout the world. People living with this mental disorder may depend on a family member or someone close to take care of him/her. Certain individuals have a good chance of inheriting schizophrenia if a family member appears to show a history of this mental disorder. Unlike others can develop this psychotic disorder while growing up.
Others manage to control its debilitating symptoms and independently function in society. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia, it is good to gather information concerning treatment options and how to identify signs and symptoms. You might consider joining a group of people who are also trying to get a grasp on this debilitating disease. Schizophrenia – What Is It? Schizophrenia is a lifelong brain disorder that affects thinking, behavior and the way things are experienced.
The four sub-types are paranoid, hebephrenic, catatonic, and finally simple. Paranoid schizophrenics often suffer from either delusions, hallucinations, or both of a persecutory content. Hebephrenic schizophrenia is characterized by inappropriate emotions, disorganized... ... middle of paper ... ...her form is the use of procedures or drugs, which may be directly beneficial, such as a drug to control the symptoms of schizophrenia. The final type of research is that which is trying to find a better treatment, or the cause of the disease, but most likely won't be a benefit to the patient. An example of this would be performing tests on a schizophrenic to help develop a cure for schizophrenia.
Individuals with schizophrenia may experience hallucinations, delusions, and confused thinking and speech. The last may range from loss of general idea, to sentences only loosely linked in meaning, to speech that is not comprehensible. Social withdrawal, untidiness of dress and hygiene, and loss of enthusiasm and judgment are all common in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is frequently labeled in terms of positive and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms are those that most individuals do not normally experience but are in people with schizophrenia.
Families and society are disturbed by schizophrenia too. Several individuals with schizophrenia have trouble maintaining a job or look after themselves, so they depend on others for aid. Treatment aids ease numerous indications of schizophrenia, but utmost individuals who have the disorder manage with indic... ... middle of paper ... ...17 Davidson, L., 2003, Living outside mental illness: Qualitative studies of recovery in schizophrenia, New York: New York University Press Hawton, K., Sutton, L., Haw, C., Sinclair, J., & Deeks, J. J., 2005, Schizophrenia and suicide: systematic review of risk factors, The British Journal of Psychiatry, 187(1), 9-20 Lehman, A. F., Lieberman, J. A., Dixon, L. B., McGlashan, T. H., Miller, A. L., Perkins, D. O., & Kreyenbuhl, J., 2004, Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia, The American Journal of Psychiatry, 161(2 Suppl), 1-56 Sawa, A., & Snyder, S. H., 2002, Schizophrenia: diverse approaches to a complex disease, Science, 296(5568), 692-695 Stefansson, H., Ophoff, R. A., Steinberg, S., Andreassen, O. A., Cichon, S., Rujescu, D., ... & Kahn, R. S., 2009, Common variants conferring risk of schizophrenia, Nature, 460(7256), 744-747
We can guess that stress can trigger schizophrenia because of the EE studies that look at patient relapse rate. Also if we believe that the symptoms are a reflection of the cause it is also not unreasonable to think stress can trigger schizophrenia. Stress is a persons perceived inability to cope with a situation. Therefore they are blaming themselves for their failure to perform. Many schizophrenics experience hallucinations commenting on their actions.
One positive symptom is delusions – delusions occur when someone has a deeply rooted belief in something that is not true, or most members of society would believe the belief to be a misrepresentation of reality (Durand, Barlow 474). This is not of much assurance to those suffering from delusions, as people with schizophrenia honestly believe that their false perceptions are in fact true (Comer 427). Delusions of persecution are especially common. These delusions often lead schizophrenics to believe that ... ... middle of paper ... ... coping methods to deal with the symptoms of schizophrenia. CBT therapists try to educate, challenge, and find coping techniques to deal with hallucinations (Comer 460-461).