Schizophrenia Schizophrenia in the media is depicted with a negative light; it creates a deception of a mad and horrifying patient. The schizophrenic portrayed is one who resembles a psychopath, a killer and ultimately a bad person. This is not the case in real life. A Schizophrenic is simply a patient with a mental illness that has its symptoms, causes and treatments. The goal of this essay is to inform others about what Schizophrenia really is by giving light to The causes of schizophrenia, how people with schizophrenia perceive reality, have trouble managing emotions and relating to others.
Schizophrenia Introduction Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that is the base of several psychological symptoms. There are many people out there who suffer from this disorder and have no idea on how to cure it. Some people tend to spend their whole life with this disorder; whilst others get it treated as soon as they see first sign or symptom of it. Schizophrenia is not a disorder that cannot be treated; with the right kind of treatment, the disorder can be controlled and the individual suffering from it can be cured. The paper will discuss the schizophrenia disorder in detail, causes, risk, signs & symptoms, and treatments of it.
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).
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.
1-3). Schizophrenia is a lifelong chronic condition that can worsen every aspect of a person’s life if they do not receive proper treatment. With more education on schizophrenia, and available resources for treating the condition, more people will be aware of the signs and symptoms to help themselves and loved ones from this arduous condition.
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.
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.
Elie’s case touched me at heart and made me realize that people are deeply uninformed about Schizophrenia and its effects on people diagnosed with this mental disorder. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that alters a persons’ thinking ability as well as their actions, emotions, and their judgment of reality. Schizophrenics find a hard time to deal with society and even harder in their relationships with either their loved ones or their colleagues. Schizophrenia has no cure but it can be controlled with proper treatment and medication. Most people confuse split personality with schizophrenia, and both are completely different.
Schizophrenia can be a debilitating disorder, however, there are many treatments that can allow people who suffer from it to lead normal lives. “Schizophrenia, a complex and often disabling mental illness, is among the most serious of brain diseases” (Veague 1).To some schizophrenic patients, imagination and reality become so intertwined that they cannot distinguish between them. Those who suffer hear and see what no one else around them hears or sees and sometimes finds it impossible to believe the voices and visions are all a part of their imagination. Before the 1950’s, many schizophrenics had to remain in mental hospitals. Emil Kraepelin, a German psychiatrist, provided the first characterization of schizophrenia, in the late nineteenth century.
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.