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Schizophrenia Causes

Schizophrenia

Research studies estimate that Schizophrenia affects 1 percent of the population and especially the adults worldwide. It is a mental disorder that appears in the late adolescence or even early adulthood. It commonly strikes between the age of 16 and 30, and most of the males compared to females tend to show off the symptoms at a slightly younger age.

In many cases, schizophrenia develops so slowly such that the person doesn’t come to know that they already have had it for a long time. However, in different cases, this disorder can strike suddenly and even develops quickly. Experts suggest few triggers contributing to the onset of the disorder schizophrenia. The triggers that significantly cause the disease are listed below.

 

Causes of Schizophrenia

 

The causes of schizophrenia are not fully understood. They are likely to be a combination of heredity and other factors. It is probable that some people are born with a predisposition to develop this kind of illness, and that certain things- for example, stress or use of drugs such as marijuana, LSD can trigger their first episode.

 

The other factors contributing to the onset of schizophrenia are-

 

    • Genetical inheritance triggers– Do you know the chance of you developing schizophrenia is higher than 50 percent if you have a twin with the disorder? However, there is less than 1 percent chance of developing it If there is no history of this disorder in the family.  But the risk rises to about 10 percent if a parent is diagnosed with schizophrenia.
    • Environmental Triggers- Studies show that stress-inducing factors such as exposure to viral infections, low oxygen levels during the birth, early parental loss, bad-tempered and stressful experiences can cause schizophrenia.
    • Chemical imbalances in the brain– Experts believe that abnormalities in the brain structure or abnormal brain chemistry also causes schizophrenia. Studies also show that the brain structure of schizophrenics is quite different than it was at the time of birth.

 

  • Drugs and substance abusers- The psychotropic drugs such as LSD, marijuana can possibly make schizophrenia. The soon you start the drug abuse, the more likely there is a chance of you getting the symptoms of schizophrenia such as delusions, hallucinations, inappropriate emotions, and trouble in thinking.

 

 

Schizophrenia Treatment

 

There is no specific way to prevent the disorder. However, the early treatment and diagnosis may help to get the symptoms under control before the development of serious complications.

 

With a proper treatment, the schizophrenics can lead a productive life. The treatments for schizophrenia can help in relieving many symptoms. The most effective types of treatments for schizophrenia people involves a combination of the following-

 

  • Medications such as anti-psychosis drugs
  • Therapies such as Cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, etc
  • Self-help resources
  • Psychological counseling methods

 

Adhering to the treatment plan can help in the reducing the worsening of the schizophrenia condition and also helps in preventing the risk factors like relapses.

 

Schizophrenia, if left untreated, can result in serious problems that can affect every area of your loved one’s life. If you have a loved one with schizophrenia then you need not worry as cadabam’s can provide the right kind of treatment and support. Call us @+91 96111 94949 to book an appointment.

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