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What to know/do about it. What does it do? How can it be treated/or controlledHow to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences Logical thinking Emotional responses.
Outline of schizophrenia• Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects about 1.1 percent of the US population, age 18 and older in a year. IT makes it difficult to do many of the every day things that most of us do. It also makes it hard to think logically. There are some tests that can be done to determine if someone actually has schizophrenia. There will be some expectations but this disorder is difficult to predict. There may also be complications like, developing a problem with alcohol and drugs, physical illness, and suicide.
Prevention• There is no way to prevent Schizophrenia. The symptoms can be prevented with medications. Take the medications exactly as your doctor told you to do so. Symptoms will return if you stop taking your medications.
Risk Factors• Certain environmental events can trigger schizophrenia in anyone who is genetically at risk for it. A person is more likely to develop schizophrenia if they have a family member with the disease. It affects both men and women. It usually begins in the teen years or young adult hood, but can also begin later in life. Schizophrenia in children after age 5 is very rare and can be hard to tell apart from autism.
Role on immune system• Schizophrenia is linked with irritable or tense feelings• Difficulty sleeping which runs the immune system down.• Difficulty concentrating• Problems with thinking, emotions, and behavior development
Web resources• There are places you can go to get help when dealing with schizophrenia. – Your family doctor – Religious leaders – Health maintenance organizations – Community mental health centers – Out patient clinic – Hospital psychiatry departments – University or medical school affiliated programs – State hospitals – Social service agencies – Private clinics – Employee assistance programs – Local medical and/or psychiatric societies
Diagnosis and treatment• It’s important to diagnose and treat schizophrenia as early as possible because finding the right medications can help prevent; – Acute psychotic symptoms – Reduce likeliness of relapse – Ensure appropriate treatment
Complementary treatments• Personal therapy• Glycine• Electro-convulsive therapy• Healthy diet• EPA-Omega 3 fish oils
Conclusion• Schizophrenia is a serious illness that affects a wide number of people. There are so many places that you can go to, to get help, treatment, medications, and healthy diet plans for dealing with schizophrenia. There are also a lot that needs to be done in order to know for sure if someone actually has schizophrenia like going to a doctor. Sadly, there is no way to prevent getting this disorder.
References• Leuchts S, Corues C, Arbter D, Engel RR, Lic, Davis JM; Second- generation versus first-generation antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia: a meta-analysis, Lancet.2009; 373:31-41. Epub 2008 Dec 6• Freudenreich O, Weiss AP, Goff DC, Psychosis and schizophrenia. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Faua M Biederman J, Rauch SL, eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical psychiatry. 152 ed Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2008 Chap 28