Do you know what Schizophrenia is? What kind of this disease? Well, this is special case that I want to share with all of you, blogger. I just want to give updated information on this my health series page. Hope this information can help your family or friends or people around you.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that usually strikes in late adolescence or early adulthood, but can strike at any time in life. The signs and symptoms vary from individual to individual, but all people with the disorder show one or more of the following symptoms :
1. Hallucinations : are things a person sees, hears, smells, or feels that no one else can see, hear, smell, or feel. This usually takes the form of hearing voices that are not there.
2. Delusions : are false beliefs that are not part of the person's culture and do not change, such as feeling people are following or trying to hurt them, believing other people can read their minds, or beliefs that they have special powers or abilities.
3. Thought disorder : are unusual or dysfunctional ways of thinking. One form of thought disorder is called "disorganized thinking." This is when a person has trouble organizing his or her thoughts or connecting them logically. They may talk in a garbled way that is hard to understand.
4. Negative symptoms : are associated with disruptions to normal emotions and behaviors. These symptoms are harder to recognize as part of the disorder and can be mistaken for depression or other conditions. This include lack of motivation or interest, diminished cognitive functioning, and decreased emotional expression.
5. Disorganized speech : this is hard to understand when the individual speaks, such as sentence might not make sense, or topic of conversation changes with little or no connection between sentences.
Then how is schizophrenia can be treated? Yeah, it is very important to know and understand more about its treatment. There are some medication that can used for the treatment, it is called as Antipsychotic medications. Some of them include Chlorpromazine, Haloperidol, Perhenazine, Fluphenazine. Antipsychotic medications have been available since the mid-1950's. The older types are called conventional or "typical" antipsychotics. In the 1990's, new antipsychotic medications were developed. These new medications are called second generation, or "atypical" antipsychotics. Some of them are Risperidone, Paliperidone, Olanzapine, Quetiapine, Aripiprazole, and Ziprasidone.
So, you better tell this information for help some people which need more help to make their life same as other normal people. Have a blessed, guys.