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Transcript of Schizophrenia
There are a few causes of schizophrenia and the most apperant is that it is inherited and at times it is cause by environmental factors (stress, canabis use, malnutrition before birth or exposures to viruses early in life etc)
It is know that if a family member has been diagnosed with this disorder there is more of a possibility for being diagnosed with this disorder as well.
Symptoms for schizophrenia fall into 3 categories positive, negative and cognitive
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Self help groups
Not all patients with schizophrenia act out in the same ways everyone is different and copes with things in different ways.
This video is a stimulation of a person who is having an episode.
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Basics of Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a disabling brain disorder that affects 1% of the general population.
It is catagorized by psychotic symptoms such as, hallucinations and deliusions & negative symptoms
People usually don't have prominant symptoms till their teen years and early adulthood.
It is also rarely seen that people show symptoms after the age of 45
Positive symptoms "Losing Touch" are more prominant symptoms which can come and go.
Negative symptoms are commonly confused with depression because they have similar attributes.
Flat affect(no facial emotions and monotone voice)
Lack of social interaction, even when forced
Lack of beginning and sustaining plans
Little or no pleasure in life
Cognitive symptoms are sometimes difficult to identify because they are like negative symptoms so mainly tests are performed to identify them.
Trouble paying attention
Lack of understanding information
Trouble using memory that was just recently learned
Are either taken as a pill or a liquid.
Although it's expected to work at times people don't react well to the medication.
Cognitive Behavioral therapy
This is the option after the antipsychotics don't have the right effect,the patient is going to a therapist which helps them with learning to cope and ignore the voices or things that they hear.
This helps reduce the symptoms and radically reduce the possibility of relapse
Self help groups
These self help groups consist of the patient's family and close friends and no therapist.
Another form of this is when people with the same disorder meet together and this helps them with discussing their problems and feeling less isolated.