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Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Symptoms of Schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is mental health disorder that affects the way of individual behaves, thinks and see the world.

Schizophrenia is chronic mental health issue in which individuals interprets reality unusually. Schizophrenia characterizes combination of delusion, hallucinations, abnormal thinking and impaired behaviour affecting daily activities.

Symptoms of schizophrenia

  • Hallucination: The individuals may perceive things that don’t exist. However for the individual with schizophrenia. Hallucinations can be in any form of senses, among them auditory hallucinations are most widely recognized.
  • Delusion: Delusions are false beliefs that the individual have of the reality. For instance, the individual may strongly believe that he is being hurt or harassed; certain gestures or remarks are directed at him. The individual may feel that he/she has outstanding capacity or fame: a distorted thought about self and others.
  • Disorganized speech: The person may have impaired communication. Reply to inquiries might be incomplete or unrelated. The individual may use meaningful words but when put together the sentences do not make sense.
  • Disorganized behaviour: The individual may show disorganised behaviour in number of ways, from childish gestures to unpredictable anxiety. They lack goal directed behaviour, making it difficult to do a task. The individuals may show resistance to instructions, wrong or bizarre posture, an entire absence of reaction, or useless and unnecessary movement.
  • Negative symptoms: The person may experience decreased or lack of ability to function normally. For example, the individual may have decreased personal hygiene or seem to lack of emotion (doesn’t look while talking to others, doesn’t show facial expressions, talks in a monotone). Likewise, decreased interest in daily activities, social withdrawal, and lack the ability to experience pleasure.

Symptoms can change in type and severity over time, with periods of increasing and decrease of manifestations. A few indications may always be present.

In men, schizophrenic symptoms are commonly seen to begin in the early 20s. In women symptoms are commonly seen to begin in the late 20s. It is rarely seen among children and adults over age of 45.

Schizophrenia treatment includes a combination of medications, therapies, social support and lifestyle changes. Even if the individual may feels better within few month of treatment, long term treatment for schizophrenia is required to avoid new episodes and to effectively manage the symptom. Treatment may vary depending on symptoms.

Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can prevent complication. Family and friends play a major role in encouraging and supporting the individual to seek treatment and follow it. For more information on schizophrenia treatment, call us now on +919611194949.

 

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