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.
This can frighten people with the disease and make them reserved or tremendously nervous. People with schizophrenia might not make intellect when they talk. They might be seated for hours without shifting or speaking. Occasionally people with schizophrenia appear effortlessly good until they communicate about what they are actually thinking. Families and society are disturbed by schizophrenia too.
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.
INTRODUCTION Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. Patients experience progressive personality changes and a breakdown in their relationships with the outside world. They have disorganized and abnormal thinking, behavior and language and become emotionally unresponsive or withdrawn. “The first signs, usually only noticed in looking back on events, are likely to include an unexpected withdrawal of the degree or type of contact that the person used to have with family or school. The person seems less capable of of dealing with "minor" stresses in the accustomed way.
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric behavioral disorder that causes patients to causes a split from reality in patients. Symptoms include disorganized thinking, inability function socially, inability to distinguish between allusions and reality, agitated body movements, hallucinations, and delusions. This is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that occurs in about 1% of the population. There is no cure for schizophrenia. Treatments include antipsychotic medications that come with a slew of negative side effects, psychosocial treatments, illness management skill therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Signs/Symptoms Schizophrenia usually develops gradually, although onset can be sudden. Friends and family often notice the first changes before the victim does. Among the signs are: · Confusion · Hallucinations · Delusions · Nervousness · Anger · Inability to make decisions · Changes in eating or sleeping habits, energy level, or weight · Strange statements or behavior · With drawl from friends, work, or school · Neglect of personal hygiene · Not caring about the opinions of others · A tendency to argue · A conviction that you are better than others, or that people are better than you The essential feature of Paranoid Schizophrenia is obsession with one or more delusions or with frequent hallucinations related to a single theme. In addition, symptoms like that of the Disorganized and Catatonic Types such as incoherence, catatonic behavior, or disorganized behavior, are absent.
Is it possible that the reason that schizophrenics have an impaired sense of reality is because their brains logic is askew? Schizophrenia is one of the most severe psychopathologies present today. Its causes are still vague, and the symptoms vary across a large spectrum. However, two generalized grouped of symptoms have been identified for schizophrenics: positive symptoms, and negative symptoms. Negative symptoms include lack of activity, anhedonia, and loss of interest.
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).
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 2.2 million American adults or about 1. 1 % of the population age 18 and older in a given year have schizophrenia. Some people experience only a single episode and remain symptom-free afterward. More commonly, however, the course of illness fluctuates over several decades, with each recurrence leading to increasing impairment. 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.
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.