Schizophrenia, symptoms and treatments

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Schizophrenia is a disorder of psychotic mind. It is a brain disorder that affects thinking, perception, will, or emotions.



Schizophrenia, and who may suffer?

Schizophrenia occurs equally in men than in women, so that anyone may have it. It usually develops in adolescence or early adulthood. In the case of women, usually occurs later and usually appears lighter. Schizophrenia in children is rare and can be difficult to tell apart from other developmental problems. Even so, normal, schizophrenia does not develop within 5 years.


Symptoms of schizophrenia

People suffering from schizophrenia manifest loss of contact with reality, experience hallucinations and delusions and emotions are affected by the loss of habits and interest, social isolation, anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Schizophrenia is a complex disease that can have different evolutions, until complete remission. During the development of this pathology are common phases of remission alternating with periods of exacerbation in the patient.


Schizophrenia treatments

On the one hand, they are the principal antipsychotic medication, since the symptoms and prevent relapses. Other medications are used to stabilize the mood and correct adverse effects. It is important to investigate and understand the aspects of personal vulnerability that cause certain behavioral changes.

In psychiatry , psychotherapy they can work triggers and reduce the vulnerability of the person to stressful situations, strengthening their adaptation and social functioning, attempting to get the best possible quality of life. The progress of these individual, group and family and psychopharmacology techniques have improved the prognosis of this disease by increasing the autonomy and improving the quality of life.

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