Mental Illness!! It’s Not Alwa...

STIGMA IS A THREAT TO YOU AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!   “Stigma is the rejection, avoidance or fear, people direct toward those they perceive as being “different.” Mental illness attacks everyone and anyone. It affects, what makes us human: language, reasoning, and empathy. Our memory, character, the difference between self and others, their perception of what […]

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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid Schizophrenia is one of the most common types of schizophrenia. This usually causes psychosis of different intensity, thus causing the person to lose his mind and touch with respect to the reality.   People diagnosed with paranoia are heavily suspicious of other people. This condition can cause adverse effects in their life in terms […]

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Schizophrenia Rehabilitation

Importance on the need of Schizophrenia Rehab   Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. Characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive difficulties, schizophrenia can often be a lifelong struggle.   People with schizophrenia have profound disabling cognitive defects. Whether positive or its negative symptoms, these cognitive deficits […]

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Effects of Party Drugs

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey, it is estimated that more than 6, 00,000 people coming under the age of 12 or older were reported in use of party drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. The survey also found that 39,000 people especially the youth between 12 and 17 years old […]

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9 things you need to know abou...

What is Marijuana? “Marijuana” is dried leaves and flower of cannabis hemp plant, which has more volume of a non-narcotic chemical called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in multiple quantities. When it is inhaled or consumed, it makes the individual feel high for few hours.   What are the other similar types of drugs like marijuana? Ecstasy, Benzodiazepines, […]

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Causes of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Causes of Schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that disrupts the way an individual looks and responds at the world and self. The exact reason or cause of this disorder has not yet been found. However, it is believed that a combination of internal and external factor play an important role in the occurrence of schizophrenia.

Let us look at the few factors known to play an important role in schizophrenia:

  • Genetics: In many cases schizophrenia is seen to run in families. If an individual’s family members have schizophrenia, the individual would be more vulnerable to it when compared to other who does not have a family history of schizophrenia. Twin studies have also shown that if one of them have schizophrenia, the other twin have more chances in developing it too.
  • Brain structure: Studies have shown that particular difference brain structures play important role schizophrenia. These changes are present in all individuals with schizophrenia, but they do suggest that it is a disorder of the brain. Some of the differences are larger brain ventricles and lesser brain connections.
  • Neurotransmitters: Neurotransmitters are brain chemical that play an important role in controlling body and brain functions. It is believed that certain imbalance in these brain chemical can result in schizophrenia symptoms. This assumption persists because medications that increase or decrease these chemical are seen to be effective in reducing majority of these symptoms.
  • Stress: If the individual already has a vulnerability to schizophrenia, stress can trigger the symptoms to surface. These involve stressful life events such as death of a loved one, lose of employment and any lifestyle changes that can be stressful to the individual.
  • Social factors: Social factors may not cause schizophrenia but they are seen to be significant in relapse. When an individual with schizophrenia is able to manage his/her symptoms but is criticised and discriminated to a far extent, they may fall back to their previous state.

The root cause of schizophrenia and their manifestation can be different for different people. However, there is still hope to cope and manage it. There are various therapies that can help and individual reduce the symptoms and function appropriately in their lives. For schizophrenia treatment with experts, call us now on +919611194949.

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