OCD Symptoms

OCD Symptoms- It is normal, on occasion to go and double check the things that we all missed or not remembered. For instance, checking ‘the door is locked or not’, ‘checking pocket for a wallet’. But what if this loop keeps repeating for ‘n’ number of time. This medical condition is known as obsessive-compulsive disorder […]

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12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymo...

Are you in search of the best recovery process for yourself or for your close one to come out of Alcohol addiction? You are not alone. It is possible with 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous programs. What are these 12 step programs helping quit alcohol and how do they work? Alcoholics Anonymous is a process of […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic disorder that is characterized by feelings of fear, unreasonable or obsessive thoughts such as a person feels the need to repeat a task like washing his/her hands repetitively even when it is unnecessary or arranging the objects over and over again. This can even lead to severe OCD that […]

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What is OCD?

What is OCD behavior!- Nation Institute of Mental Health states that about 2 percent of the population currently suffers from OCD- Which is comparatively higher than the individuals who are suffering from other illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar and ADHD. Researchers believe that both environmental and neurobiological predispositions collectively play a vital role wherein the individual […]

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Types of Addiction

Anything taken to an excessive level can result in addiction.  The types of addiction range from the substance like alcohol to behaviors like gambling. Dependence can be both emotional and behavioral.  Common symptoms are seen in addiction: Numerous failed attempts to stop the behavior Withdrawal symptoms Lack of Control over the intake Risk-Taking Behavior Being secretive about their addictive […]

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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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