What is Schizophrenia?

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This article is all about people suffering from Schizophrenia, the symptoms and the vulnerability associated with the disease. I have included all the possible treatment methods as well as a list of organaizations that work for the welfare of Schizophrenic patients. Have a look and give your valuable suggestions.

Schizophrenia (Symptoms and treatment methods)

Schizophrenia is a mental illness which mainly occurs during adolescence but it can strike at any stage of life. As far as the signs and symptoms are concerned it varies with individuals but all in all these symptoms are repeatedly seen among patients of Schizophrenia:
1. Hallucination: It’s a form where a person hears sounds that actually are not there. It is also been observed that few patients smell, taste and feel things that are not there.
2. Muddled Speech: Patients suffering from Schizophrenia speak in a way that is impossible to understand in other sense which has no meanings and is not associated with the topic they are talking about.

3. Delusions: This is something which mentally hurts the patient. They believe that someone is trying to hurt them or someone is following them, which is not true. The patients feel that persons around them can read their mind.

4. Bizarre Behavior: This can be expressed in different ways for example a person behaves indifferently or in a way that he normally does not behave.

5. Negative Symptoms: By negative symptoms it means that a person develops a negative frame of mind. Suppose a person who has been doing well in his job suddenly starts to feel as if he cannot do the job or he is not appropriate for the job.

In addition to the above mentioned symptoms persons suffering from Schizophrenia suffer a decline in their functioning. Person becomes ill required or they might not be able to withstand the pressure they would previously have done. In some cases Schizophrenia is a chronic condition and the patient continuously gets hallucinations and other symptoms affecting their normal life whereas for some other patients it might occur periodically.

Available Treatments
Well depending on the state and kind of Schizophrenia the treatment available might differ but normally these treatment methods are used:

Medication: Well it can be something like try and find process unless the actual detail is obtained by the Doctor. One thing is for sure that the patient has to be open to his Psychiatrist and should report the symptoms and side affects to Psychiatrist based on which the Psychiatrist can choose the best available option for him.

Education: The person with schizophrenia and his or her family members can benefit from learning all they can about the disorder, including how to diminish stress and conflict, which can sometimes help spark a relapse. It is also important to learn what resources are available in the community for treating mental illnesses.

Hospitalization: This is required during some acute phases of the illness or sometimes in order to make changes in medication in a well-controlled, monitored environment.

Support groups: These can be very important for those with schizophrenia and for their family members and friends. See below for a list of support groups.

Residential, day-treatment, and vocational programs: These programs can help the person with schizophrenia reach his or her highest potential and greatest level of independence. Staffs in these programs become well-acquainted with their clients and can help find living arrangements, work, and recreational activities that are well-suited to each client's needs.

Individual, group, and family therapy: This can help with problems that arise day to day, as well as setting realistic goals and defining strategies for reaching those goals.

These are few Organizations that provide information and support to individuals with Schizophrenia and their loved ones.

NAMI website
(National Alliance for the mentally ill) www.nami.org

Mental Health net www.mentalhelp.net

NARSAD
(National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia) www.narsad.org

Open The Doors www.openthedoors.com

Feel free to visit the sites and gain as much information about your illness as you possibly can.

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