Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is serious brain disorder which is chronic in nature. Though there is no cure for this disorder but it is highly treatable disease. With right information about the disease, you may be able to help your loved ones or other people around you who may be showing the signs of this disorder.
This illness affects about 1% of total population worldwide, both men and women. In men, it is observed that disease starts showing its sign during adolescence or in early 20’s while in women it is noticed during late 20’s or 30’s. The intensity of symptoms varies with time as it is an episodic disease.
The person affected with this disease is unable to differentiate between real and unreal experiences. He or she is not able to think logically or respond normally to emotional and social situations.

Risk Factors and Causes of Schizophrenia

This illness is quite puzzling and complex as doctors are not quite sure as to what causes this problem. According to some beliefs, brain may be unable to process the information in right way.

Hereditary disposition is also said to be a risk factor for getting Schizophrenia. Some physiological and social events may trigger the development of this disorder. In this case social and familial support and positive attitude help the patient to respond to the treatment in best way.

Types and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

There are 5 types of Schizophrenia which are recognized. These include paranoid, catatonic, disorganized, undifferentiated, and residual. At its onset, symptoms are continuously observed for 6 or more months and it gets deteriorated from its prior level.

This illness develops slowly over the years. Initially, symptoms are not recognized specifically. Person may have problem with sleeping or get tense, feel or stay isolated from society like do not make friends. Also there is lack of concentration. With progress, psychotic symptoms are seen which may differ according to the kind of Schizophrenia.

These Symptoms may include

• hearing, seeing, or feeling things which are not real means Hallucinations

• false, unreal and baseless beliefs or thoughts means Delusions

• Disordered thinking and nonsense talking

• Sudden decreases or increased reactivity to the environment -Catatonic behavior

• Emotionless behavior -Flat affect

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