Schizophrenia: parenthetical definition <br />Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that is usually characterized by delusions, incoherence, hallucinations, as well as physical agitation. (hearing voices or having a split personality)<br />Unlike other mental disorders like bipolar syndrome Schizophrenia is classified as a thought disorder not a mood disorder. <br />
Todd exhibits a split personality and intense anger due to his Schizophrenia disorder.<br />Jill was diagnosed with Schizophrenia from her doctor after reporting signs of severe agitation and depersonalization (feeling detached from ones body) <br />Examples <br />
Schizophrenia comes from the Greek words “schizo” which means split, and “phrenia” which means mind. <br />Schizophrenia is estimated to inhibit 1% of the words population.<br />Schizophrenia (extended)<br />
Out of all the major mental disorders schizophrenia is the most chronic and disabling. <br /> Having a split personality does not necessarily mean someone has schizophrenia, split personality is merely a symptom of the disease. <br />Schizophrenia (extended)<br />
Doctors Diagnose schizophrenia by….<br />Interviewing the patient verbally (mental analysis)<br /> Observing patients actions in social situations.<br />Taking brain scans and blood tests.<br />Diagnosis <br />
Therapy <br />Many doctors resort to therapy when treating a patient with schizophrenia in order to help patients develop social and work skills to improve their lives and relationships.<br />Schizophrenia treatment<br />
If therapy doesn’t work doctors will often switch to medication for treatment.<br /> doctors usually provide anti-psychotics in two phases…<br />Acute phase- in this phase doctors provide the highest doses in medication in order to treat psychotic symptoms.<br />Maintenance phase- where dosage is reduced gradually to prevent further episodes. <br />Medication <br />
Electroconvulsive Therapy is for severe cases of Schizophrenia.<br /> during ETC a brief electric current is applied through the scalp to the brain which induces a seizure.<br />ETC is mostly used as a last resort in treatment when the patient is not responding to medication or therapy.<br />ETC Therapy (Electroconvulsive Therapy)<br />
Schizophrenia is a common yet severe mental condition that affects about 1% of the worlds population.<br />People who inhibit the though disease often experience symptoms such as agitation, depersonalization, delusions, and inhibiting a split-personality. <br />Overview <br />
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