There is slight evidence to linkage between celiac disease patients and schizophrenia patients. That might be because c... ... middle of paper ... ... child is Rh-negative. Rh incompatibility can lead to hemolytic disease, which can lead to schizophrenia. Rh incompatibility can also lead to birth complications, such as hypoxia, which also can lead to brain damage, which can obviously lead to schizophrenia. So, in conclusion, schizophrenia is a highly complex disease that is not understood completely by anyone, but the enzyme COMT is being studied, and is seen as having a large influence on the development of schizophrenia.
One of the most occurring positive symptoms is hallucinations. Hallucinations are false perceptions, inaccuracies that affect a person's senses and cause us to hear, see, taste, touch, or smell what others do not. Some people with schizophrenia will hear voices that can be reassuring and yet they can be very menacing. Allot of times these voices lead people to hurt themselves or just do abnormal things. Hallucinations, usually the same ones over and over, take control of a person and leave them feeling victimized.
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.
Schizophrenia, like any other genetic illness, may run in the family bloodline and heighten the chances of getting it if both parents are associated with the brain disorder. Severe stress such as poverty or violence, and other similar external factors are possible causes of schizophrenia. Disorganized schizophrenia is another sub type that causes people to be unclear and unorganized with speech and behavior. The patient may repeat the same word or phrase over again. They may also make up words or phrases, change topic rapidly, or unnecessarily rhyme words.
Schizophrenia: Effects on the Brain Schizophrenia is a disease that affects the brain. It alters brain chemistry and brain form to produce the different behavior in those afflicted with the problem. It appears that these alterations change the inherent I-function in each individual. Loss of important functions associated with this piece of the greater nervous system box is found in these people. To understand why this occurs, it is necessary to have some background knowledge of what schizophrenia does to a person's brain.
Many things in the brain can be impaired while a person is addicted, which disrupts the brain’s normal functions. This information helps fight the argument that addiction is indeed a brain disease.
Sometimes, these symptoms come on suddenly. Usually, though, the illness develops slowly over months or even years. At first, the symptoms may not be noticed or may be confused with those of other conditions. For example, people with schizophrenia may feel tense, be unable to concentrate, or have trouble sleeping. They often become increasingly isolated and withdrawn as their grip on reality loosens.
Disorders that affect the mind are generally perceived as a disability. Paranoia is a common factor in mental disorders and results in symptoms of anxiety, anger, antisocial behavior, and delusions (Hicks, 2005). Yet, one of the most interesting, but overlooked side effects of paranoia is the vast range of creativity that can be exhibited depending on the circumstances. Although being creative does not necessarily mean that a person suffers from a mental illness, a change in rationality can lead to creative thinking. In cases where extreme paranoia leads to mental disability, it is possible to control an overactive imagination to relieve the psychosis.
There are many different genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the development of schizophrenia. Some environmental factors would include exposure to certain viruses, stress within that person’s life ( Parents of the person going through a divorce, trouble in school, etc. ), prenatal malnutrition in pregnant women, and certain types of drug use in teens. These drugs, such as cannabis, methamphetamine, hash, and marijuana, could be a very likely cause of schizophrenia in teens. Alcohol has also been considered a very likely contribute to the disorder as well.
These symptoms include auditory hallucinations in which voices speak the schizophrenic's thoughts aloud. There are also two other forms of auditory hallucinations, in one the victim will hear two voices arguing, and the other a voice will be heard commenting the actions of the person. "Schizophrenics may also suffer from the felling that an external force, or the dilution that certain commonplace remarks have a secret meaning for themselves is controlling their actions", (Torrey, 1983). "From these symptoms, schizophrenia is divided into four sub-types determined by which symptoms are most prevalent", Strauss, 1987). The four sub-types are paranoid, hebephrenic, catatonic, and finally simple.