Although it strikes men and women equally, the symptoms may appear later in women than in men. Very rarely, the symptoms of schizophrenia can appear before the age of 12. Childhood schizophrenia has a more chronic disease course and involves poor early language development. People with schizophrenia can have a variety of symptoms. Sometimes, these symptoms come on suddenly.
An individual’s brain functions differently than a normal human’s mind. There are many symptoms and signs a person goes through with Schizophrenia. Ev... ... middle of paper ... ...ple an individual may begin to take off his/her clothes and not see anything wrong. But in reality the patient’s brain is becoming more and more affected with this mental disorder. However many humans living with Schizophrenia might reach the limit of having to be admitted in a mental hospital due to the individual getting out of control.
Schizophrenias may also think that other people have control over them when it comes to knowing what thoughts run through the mind and they believe that those people will bring harm to their lives (NIMH-Schizophrenia). When trying to establish a conversation with schizophrenics it can be rather awkward at times. They sometimes can’t put their words together to have a conversation that makes sense. They won’t come off as talkative people. Schizophrenics can sit for a long period of time without making any movements or even saying a word.
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 They have disorganized and abnormal thinking, behavior and language and become emotionally unresponsive or withdrawn.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.
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.
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.
Symptoms will usually start between the ages of 16 and 30 but men tend to start experiencing symptoms earlier than women. Schizophrenia is rarely diagnosed after age 45 and rarely occurs in children however the rates of child-onset schizophrenia are increasing. The signs and symptoms vary from individual to individual, but all people with the disorder show one or more of the following symptoms: Delusions: beliefs that are not true such as feeling people are followin... ... middle of paper ... ...ence? /. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 6(4), 345-7.
This can terrify people with the illness and make them withdrawn or extremely agitated. People with schizophrenia may not make sense when they talk. They may sit for hours without moving or talking. Sometimes people with Schizophrenia seem perfectly fine until they talk about what they are really thinking” (p.1). I could not imagine myself living life with Schizophrenia, because it really takes a toll on your mental well-being.
These are deficit states in which emotional and behavioral processes are reduced or not present. People with negative symptoms may be diagnosed with depression or other conditions because the symptoms are hard to recognize as part of schizophrenia. Symptoms may include anhedonia, flat affect, apathy, and alogia. Flat affect is when a person’s face doesn’t move or they talk in a dull voice. People with these symptoms may also lack the motivation to begin or maintain planned activities and lack the ability to feel pleasure.
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.