Mental illness ranges anywhere from extremely mild cases to some of the more severe illness such as schizophrenia (Brown, Kaylene; Bradley, Loretta J. 2002). Schizophrenia is a mental illness, which affects one percent of the American population. It is a severe mental illness that affects the brain. For many people schizophrenia is debilitating it is known to prevent an individual from being able to have a normal life (Koch, J.
The paper will discuss the schizophrenia disorder in detail, causes, risk, signs & symptoms, and treatments of it. Discussion Details about the disorder Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has disturbed people all through the history. Individuals who have this disorder might hear voices that people who do not have this disorder might hear. The former assumes that other people are reading their minds, monitoring their views, or conspiring to hurt them (Lehman, Lieberman, Dixon, McGlashan, Miller, Perkins, & Kreyenbuhl, 2004). This can frighten people with the disease and make them reserved or tremendously nervous.
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.
In an article by Smith and Segal (2014) it is stated that “Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world.” Individuals with schizophrenia have a hard time determining what is real and what is not and this is due to the fact that they are usually affected by hallucinations. People with schizophrenia tend to see and hear things that are not there in real life but that appear real to them. They suffer from extreme distrust in people and usually believe that everyone is out to hurt them. This physiological damage makes it extremely difficult to carry out an ordinary life due to the loss to determine what reality is and what is imaginary. Causes Schizophrenia just like every other mental disorder does not have a specific know cause for it and its widely unknown to all medical researchers.
In order to visualize ourselves or other people around us living with Schizophrenia; we must first define the meaning of Schizophrenia. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (2009) (as cited in Regier et al, 1993), “Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history and about 1 percent of Americans have this illness” (p. 85-94). The NIMH (2009) also describes Schizophrenia as: “A disorder in which people may hear voices other people don’t hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. This can terrify people with the illness and make them withdrawn or extremely agitated.
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.
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder which causes people with this disorder to misinterpret reality. It is one of the top ten causes of long-term disability. Schizophrenia patients may hear voices that may not be there, they will believe that people are out to harm them, reading their minds, and controlling their thoughts. Because they have these feelings a person can become withdrawn and paranoid. The name schizophrenia leads us to believe that the illness causes a person to have a split personality.
It is because of this that many think that schizophrenia is an illness of split personalities but in fact it most schizophrenics are often too disordered to carry out double lives. The true origin and/or reason for the development of schizophrenia is till this day uncertain but scientists are certain that there is more than one cause for the development of schizophrenia. Many explanations have risen for the cause of schizophrenia; one states that brain abnormalities and chemicals in the brain contribute to the development of schizophrenia (Hemmings, 1989), while another argues that a person 's environment and early experiences within relationships causes schizophrenia (Faraone, 1997). Schizophrenia is one of the most severe psychopathologies and from a study done in Finland it was determined that the lifetime prevalence of all psychotic disorders exceeds 3%, with a prevalence for schizophrenia of 0.87% (Davison 327). Schizophrenia sometimes begins in childhood but it usually is more apparent in late adolescent, ages 15 – 25, and sometimes it is more visible in men than in women.
Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental disorder characterized by loss of contact with reality and disturbances of thought, mood, and perception. Schizophrenia is the most common and the most potentially sever and disabling of the psychosis, a term encompassing several severe mental disorders that result in the loss of contact with reality along with major personality derangements. Schizophrenia patients experience delusions, hallucinations and often lose thought process. Schizophrenia affects an estimated one percent of the population in every country of the world. Victims share a range of symptoms that can be devastating to themselves as well as to families and friends.
Schizophrenia is a serious psychological disorder that affects approximately 2.4 million adult Americans today. Mental disorders cause people to struggle with daily life. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes individuals to have a hard time understanding what is real and not real, it affects the way they act, and how they see the world. Someone with schizophrenia may have a hard time managing their emotions, they may hear things that are not really there, or even feel as if people are trying to harm them. Patients with schizophrenia normally start to show signs and symptoms in the late teens or young adults.