8 Types of Depression You May ...

Types of Depression! Does depression have types? According to WHO (World Health Organization), India is the most depressed country in the world. The shocking statistics from WHO suggest that there is a lack of awareness in the country and the stigma associated with it is very high. Majority of people know what is depression but […]

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Why Some People Are More Prone...

It may seem freaky, bizarre to some, but yes it is true- many people around the world are prone to depression! It’s not just us who are telling but also research findings have proved it. “The prevalence of depression globally has been increasing in recent decades ranging from 20% to 25% in women and about […]

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How I got addicted to Alcohol?

Hello, this is Raajan Vasudev Menon from Bangalore. I am a recovered alcohol addict who’s just out of a rehab centre. I like to share my story to all, especially parents on- how your alcohol practice may affect your children’s life. There is no confusion from where to start with. For every annual leave, I […]

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Depression or Sadness- how do ...

Nobody would welcome the feelings of dejection or sadness, but feeling low can sometimes feel like a  normal emotion, and a natural response to disappointment or loss. But it is vital to note that if this sadness persists for a long duration of time, it can be devastating. However, depression is a mental health condition […]

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Why is Overcoming Alcohol Addi...

Alcohol addiction does lead to bad behaviours and is dangerous. But why is Overcoming Alcohol Addiction So Hard? “I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction” – Gene Tierney Overcoming Alcohol Addiction is Hard- why? A person may not admit he is an alcoholic as he starts out seeking or experiencing a sense of […]

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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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