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Treatments include antipsychotic medications that come with a slew of negative side effects, psychosocial treatments, illness management skill therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Schizophrenia is often accompanied by substance abuse, so rehab often comes along with treatment of the disorder. Nobody really knows exactly what causes schizophrenia, which is one of the things that makes it so interesting. It appears to be a culmination of many different factors. These many factors include: genetics- schizophrenia is up to 80% heritable (Picker, Psychiatric Times), prenatal complications, slower fetal growth, which sometimes indicates cerebral atrophy, hypoxia near the time of birth, prenatal infections, childhood infections, childhood antecedents, substance abuse, and life experiences.
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. Family therapy may also be effective. The patient may have an improvement in symptoms if his family understands the illness and is willing to cooperate to reach a solution. Family therapy can also help communicate better and resolve any family conflicts. Paranoid schizophrenia is a devastating and incurable brain disorder that is lifelong.
Grappling with Schizophrenia is scary and confusing. A certain relief may be experienced to learn the diagnostic label for this psychiatric illness. However, the moment is fleeting upon hearing there is no conventional medical cure for Schizophrenia. It is encouraging that some people have beaten the brain disorder. Others manage to control its debilitating symptoms and independently function in society.
Some may even be convinced that others are controlling how they think, read their minds, or plot against them. This can distress individuals, that cause them to become frantic and withdraw making them withdraw and frantic (What is Schizophrenia, n.d). It is possible to live a normal life while taking medications, or any treatment. Researchers of the disorder have agreed that it is one of the most widespread mental disorders in the world Schizophrenia is one disorder that cannot be prevented or predicted. It develops slowly and is a result of stress (Huffman, 2012).
First there is a full physical and mental examination, partly just to separate its symptoms from those of other personality disorders and phobias. Part of the problem was the lack of a clear set of criteria to classify a person as schizophrenic. However, that has changed, in the 50s there was the creation of the DSM III and DST IV c... ... middle of paper ... ...t the disease and another that psychiatrists are quicker to diagnose the disease and read more into other comments or symptoms that are related to the disease. A combination of factors had led to the prevalence of a disease that is painful and horrible for any who have it and those that love them. This is why the treatment of Schizophrenia is so important.
Experts don't know what causes schizophrenia, but they agree that it most likely results from a complex interplay of genetic, behavioral, and other factors, similar to other diseases. It is widely believed that neurotransmitters, brain chemicals that allow communication between brain cells, play a role in causing schizophrenia, but the exact mechanism is not known. Most m... ... middle of paper ... ...ns is often difficult for schizophrenics. They may deny that they are ill, or their disease itself may hinder their ability to take regular medication. Fortunately there are many ways for patients, doctors, and families to improve adherence.
Stigma is a barrier for treatment and is harmful to society, as well as being a sign of a toxic community. The biggest obstacle in the goal to eradicate mental health stigma is that many people aren’t aware of what a mental disorders are, and how commonly they occur. Many people associate people with mental illness (also called psychological disorders) as “crazy” or “insane”. However, these disorders can be as simple as attention and hyperactivity problems (ADHD), stress disorders, and depression. There are of course more serious issues like bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, but even those can be handled with proper methods of medication and therapeutic assistance.
There is individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy. This way the patient is usually medicated and also expresses their feelings about being schizophrenic. Schizophrenia causes those who suffer to have severe mental disturbances, act uncontrollably, loses touch with reality and not able to take care of themselves. It causes family members to become stressed, develop drug or alcohol problems for themselves or family members, to become homeless, or even try and take their own life. Schizophrenia can be a debilitating disorder, however, there are many treatments that can allow people who suffer from it to lead normal lives.
Improved drugs to fight psychosis--the loss of contact with reality that afflicts schizophrenics--are already coming on the market, and some researchers believe that within the next few decades, scientists will find a way to virtually cure the obscure disease. Schizophrenia usually begins between the ages of 16 and 30, with men often being affected earlier than women. The first symptoms can include trouble concentrating or sleeping, and afflicted people may start avoiding their friends. In the next stage, many schizophrenics begin to speak incoherently and see or hear things that no one else does. 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.