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What You Need To Know About Schizophrenia


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What You Need To Know About Schizophrenia

  1. 1. ==== ====For Great Schizophrenia Relief Tips Check This Out ====What is schizophrenia?Schizophrenia is an incurable mental illness. It is taken to be a psychotic disorder that makes theperson unable to link thought, emotion and behavior. This leads to a withdrawal from his personalrelationships and reality. In schizophrenia people undergo psychotic episodes. A psychoticepisode is the term coined for unnecessary and unusual mood swings, becoming restless andeager without any good reason and being withdrawn. Schizophrenia, thus deeply affects/hampersthe functioning of ones thinking, conduct, social and personal life.When is it Schizophrenia?The diverse symptoms are a clue to the different kinds of schizophrenia. The indicators that arebroadly divided into three categories thus vary with the types of schizophrenia.Positive symptoms- schizophrenic suffer from hallucinations and delusions. These are the positivesymptoms. Hallucinations make a person see things that are not actually there. For instance hemay perceive a rope lying nearby as a snake and get petrified of it. In case of delusions, theindividual might think himself to be someone, which he is not. He becomes oblivious of the realityand enters his own imaginary world. This can be too fatal at times for the schizophrenic and evenfor those near him.The positive symptoms most often indicate the most common type of schizophrenia known asparanoid schizophrenia. The hallucinations and delusions make the individual act like a paranoidwho is constantly scared of someone or something.Negative symptoms- are exhibited when the person behaves like a mannequin i.e. he does not actor show any emotion. He becomes dull, impassive, unaffected and still personality and therebydisplays a reaction less or catatonic conduct.Catatonic schizophrenia is deemed to be the reason behind these indicators.Disorganized indicators- show an individuals distorted thoughts and memory; he is unable toconnect various events, understand them and does or says a thing over and over again.This uncommon and perplexed behavior is mostly the cause of disorganized type ofschizophrenia. However, if the symptoms are unlike any of these then the schizophrenia isbelieved to be of undifferentiated kind.Who gets affected?
  2. 2. Unfortunately the accurate reasons behind schizophrenia are unknown till date. But experiencehas enabled doctors to posit some peculiar factors that invoke and provoke schizophrenia.Genes- in many cases worldwide, schizophrenia is transferred genetically. Studies disclose thatthose individuals who have had a family history of this mental disorder are quite liable to beafflicted by it.The imbalance of the brain chemical called dopamine often disturbs the brain functioning andproduces schizophrenia.An unusual structure or working of brain is even a cause of schizophrenia.Change in hormones at the onset of puberty, during pregnancy, excess of stress hormone in thebody and any other viral infection can very well develop schizophrenia.Addiction to narcotics may at times lead to schizophrenia.Prevention and MedicationIn order to prevent the frequent occurrence of psychotic episodes, doctors prescribe medicinesafter few tests. Once the tests confirm the mental disorder as none other than schizophrenia,treatment commences. The medicines so prescribed are quite efficient to a large extent however,if a schizophrenic becomes irregular in dosage, schizophrenia relapses without delay.Nowadays some other treatments such as the electro conclusive therapy (ECT), personal therapy,animal assisted and stem cell therapy have turned out to be too beneficial in curing schizophreniato a considerable extent. Apart from these, doctors emphasize a balanced diet that provides allessential nutrients to the body and is particularly rich in vitamin E.Mansi aggarwal writes about. schizophrenia. Learn more at []Article Source: ====For Great Schizophrenia Relief Tips Check This Out
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