To observers, schizophrenia may seem like a disease or madness because people who have this disorder behave differently to the people that are considered “normal.” It impairs a person from doing work, going to school, taking care of his/herself or having a social relationship with others. Yet, by looking at some of the symptoms, it is sometimes hard to classify schizophrenia as a disease because it enables those inflicted with it to develop new ways of communication intellectually and creatively, as well as enhancing artistic abilities. A disease is usually some kind of sickness that will lead to death or under heavy medication. However, this is not the case. For now, there is no cure but only treatment to help people with schizophrenia to live more productive lives.
Abstract Throughout this paper I hope to interest you in the mental illness schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a not commonly talked about multiple personality disorder. It has many dark misconceptions surrounding it, and the people diagnosed with this illness. You will hear a lot of people say that people with schizophrenia need to be in mental wards. People with schizophrenia commit violent crimes.
They are incapable of understanding other’s feelings, withdraw themselves socially and are concerned with their thoughts and fantasies (Nevid & Rathus et al., 2010) The most common type of schizophrenia is called Paranoid Schizophrenia. Individuals living with this type of schizophrenic disorder displays paranoid delusions accompanied by hallucinations and perceptual disturbances. They may have some delusions of persecution, exalted births, references, special missions or bodily change (Puri & Treasaden, 2011). As mentioned earlier, some individuals assume they are being conspired against, therefore they may have a more agitated and fearful personality, which goes hand-in-hand with the delusional thoughts. It is difficult for ... ... middle of paper ... ...hizophrenia Health Information - NY Times Health.
People with schizophrenia often cannot tell the difference between reality and fantasy. They may see or hear things that do not really exist, believe they are always being watched, or believe that other people are always trying to harm them. Schizophrenia is a challenging disorder, but it can be managed. So many questions are going through your mind. When does schizophrenia start and who is affiliated with it?
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).
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.
The second one is a condition that results from the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic qualities, identities, or activities, this is not true. It implies that a person with schizophrenia also has multipl... ... middle of paper ... ...om being real. Although personality disorders cannot be cured, they can be managed and “cooled down” through therapy and various medications. Virtually every mental disorder exhibits a designated stereotype behind it. Society has misinterpreted stereotypes so heavily that the mentally ill have been classified as careless and violent people.
Schizophrenia is a lifelong brain disorder that affects thinking, behavior and the way things are experienced. Individuals with the disorder experience a distorted reality and frequently lose contact with reality. Of the main mental illnesses, Schizophrenia is the most disabling. What are Symptoms of Schizophrenia? Symptoms will vary according to the individual.
Individuals that suffer from schizophrenia seem too disengaged from society and are not able to perform some of the normal functions of life. The disorder is associated with “deficits in neurocognitive processes that represent a core feature of the disorder and may precede illness onset” (Kantrowitz, 2012) as stated in the Expect Review of Neurotherapeutics article. There are defects in many neuropsychological domains throughout the person’s brain that ends up causes the person to have certain reactions. People that suffer from schizophrenia also have episodes of hallucinations, delusions, incoherent speech, illogical thinking, and bizarre behaviors. In addition, some other behaviors are not being able to think clearly and have almost no facial expression to almost any emotio... ... middle of paper ... ... M., Rosen, C., Faull, R., & Strauss, G. P. (2008).
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.