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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Schizophrenia Negative Symptoms

Schizophrenia Negative Symptoms

Schizophrenia Negative Symptoms.

Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder, in which the person may have disturbance in thoughts process, emotions, and behaviours.

Negative symptoms are where the individual may have lack of facial expression, have monotonous speech and would be monosyllabic. They may seem to be less interested in other people. They find it difficult experience pleasure or act spontaneously.

The person with schizophrenia may vary from symptoms. Like some individuals may experience negative symptoms at first and positive symptoms later on vice versa.

Negative symptoms:

The individual with schizophrenia tends to lack interest in activities. These symptoms are hard to recognize in teenagers because healthy adolescents also may have frequent mood swings.

  • Apathy: The individual may have absence of enthusiasm for activities that were interesting to them, for example their work or studies or entertaining activities such as sports. Likewise they may quit caring for themselves properly and decreased cleanliness and appearance are noticeable. They may feel hesitant to go out or even their room.
  • Emotion less or blunted: The individual may not react appropriately when they heard god news or bad news. For example laughing at sad news or feeling unhappy when hearing good news.
  • Decreased speech: The individual may have low interest in talking with others and they were unable to respond properly to a particular question. Lack of communication skills can affect individual ability to take part in all activities or find employment.
  • Social withdrawal: The individual may keep away from social contact and they have interest being alone. There is a difficulty with mingling the people around them.
  • Impaired attention: The individual may have trouble in concentrating on discussion and lack of concentration on even simple tasks.
  • Anhedonia: Anhedonia means unable to experience pleasure. The individuals may often feeling empty or hallow.
  • Laziness: The person may have difficulty in doing day today activities and also feeling tiredness frequently. This may cause them to spend a major time of the day in watching television.

Negative symptoms affect greatly on an individual’s quality of life and influence their ability to experience many of the life satisfying activities such as long term relationships, financial stability, and work. Call us now on +919611194949 for effective treatment options of schizophrenia.

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