Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder in which people see/interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia is a chronic condition that requires a lifelong treatment.
Symptoms of schizophrenia involves a range of problems with thinking, behaviors, and emotions. these symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking(speech), extreme abnormal motor behaviors, and negative symptoms such as the lacking if normal functions. For people who have schizophrenia, if it's left untreated, it can result in suicide attempts, self injury, severe anxiety, depression, abuse of drugs and/or alcohol, social isolation, and aggressive behaviors(mayoclinic.org).
To diagnose schizophrenia, it involves doctors conducting a physical exam that can also help to rule out other leading issues to schizophrenia. Fallowed by a physical exam would be tests and screenings. This will give doctors visual actions going on in the brain and rule out conditions in the brain. Next would be to schedule a psychiatrist appointment. When personally visiting a psychiatrist, they will observe your appearance and demeanor as well as asking about your thoughts and moods. They will also ask you about if you have delusions, hallucinations, substance use, or any suicidal thoughts or actions. A psychiatrist may also ask for a fie of your family's history to see if schizophrenia runs in genetics(mayoclinic.org).
The cause of schizophrenia so far is unknown. although, researchers believe that a combination of genetics, brain chemistry, and environmental factors may lead to this developing disorder.For the brain chemistry, researchers believe that the brain chemicals dopamine and glutamate neurotransmitters are the leading contributors(mayoclinic.org).
Treatments of schizophrenia are lifelong treatments even if/when the symptoms get worse. Treatment with medications and psychological therapy can help manage this condition. In extreme cases, hospitalization may also result(ohsu.edu).
Did you know that 1 in every 100 people between the ages 18-35 will develope some type of schizophrenia disorder. •Schizophrenia is also more likely to be prevalent in men more than women. •Currently in the world, over 51 million peoplehave some sort of schizophrenia. •Schizophrenia has been known as the split personality disorder which has been proven to be a myth. •Schizophrenia is know to affect a person from 15-25(schizophrenia.ca).
There are several organizations that not only deal with patients that have schizophrenia but with also other neurological disorders. These other organizations consist of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Institute of Mental Health, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and SANE Australia.
Not too many people know of individuals who have some sort of neurological disorder such as schizophrenia. Not too many people know of the people who have schizophrenia and are famous. Some of these famous people that have some sort of schizophrenia are Alexander Spence who is a canadian musician and singer/songwriter; Andy Gorman who is currently a professional scottish soccor goalkeeper; Antoin Artaud who was a french poet, actor, and director; Bettie Page who was a pinup modle; Syd Barrett whi is the founding member of Pink Floyd; and Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Schizophrenia can affect anyone in the world not matter what race, color, ethnicity, or gender you are(mentalhealthdaily.com).