Schizophrenia is a situation in which the person suffers from a sever mental illness.The sufferer either goes to a chronic depression state or experiences split personality disorder.Schizophrenia disables the normal functioning of the brain.In Canada every one person out of hundred people suffers from Schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia disturbs the normal state of mind of the person and change the way he thinks, feel and react to the people and objects around him.Symptoms of Schizophrenia include very intense hallucinations and delusions,lack of emotions,less concentration, uncontrolled speech, difficulty to think logically,childlike behaviour,isolation from social life,angry, difficulty in remembering things,difficulty to converse normally and confused thinking and speech.
Causes of Schizophrenia
The exact cause of Schizophrenia is still not clearly defined.Schizophrenia is believed to be largely depend on environment and genetic factors.The family background of the disease is also a risk factor.
Schizophrenia can occur in both women or men.Studies has revealed that Schizophrenia can develops due to the disturbances in the brain’s chemical consisting of dopamine, glutamate and neurotransmitters.
The symptoms of Schizophrenia can begin right from the childhood or at an young age between 16-25 years.Women are likely to develop mild symptoms of Schizophrenia later in life compared to men.
Treatment for Schizophrenia
Treatment of Schizophrenia wholly focussed on lowering the dopamine activities in brain.Mostly, the symptoms of Schizophrenia depends on the environmental factors and the social issues the person is facing in life.
Early treatment to Schizophrenia is very necessary to prevent future risks.The treatment that proved to be highly effective in case of Schizophrenia are antipsychotic medications like risperidone,olanzapine,ziprasidone and clozapine.
Schizophrenia psychotherapy is also very beneficial to reduce the risk of the disorder.Family support also plays a very important role for the Schizophrenian patient as emotional support is all that matters.
Do follow a complete medication regimen.Patients suffering from Schizophrenia often back off feeling that the medication and the treatment is not working.
“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”