Disconnected: Understanding and Recognizing Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a grave brain disorder. It ruins the way some one may move, show feelings, understand reality, and compare themselves to people around them. Someone with schizophrenia, which is one of the most damaging and distorting mental illnesses, is mostly going to have problems with their community, their workspace and education, and their relationships with others. Schizophrenia distorts and confuses the sufferer so much that it can leave them extremely fearful and withdrawn.

In most people’s eyes, schizophrenia is thought of as akin to multiple personalities, which is false. Schizophrenia is a psychosis, a form of mental ailment where the sufferer cannot tell the difference between the real world and imagination. Sometimes people with these psychotic ailments completely lose their connection with the real world.

To them, the world looks like a huge pile of distorted and confusing dreams, thoughts, pictures, and sounds. People with schizophrenia will probably act very abstract and sometimes even surprisingly. They may morph into a different personality and attitude, and this is when they disconnect from reality itself. This disconnect is known as a psychotic episode.

Schizophrenia is different from one person to another person. A majority of people may have just one psychotic episode while in the mean time other people may have many other episodes in their life span, but still maintain a regular life style in between these episodes. Schizophrenia symptoms can worsen and improve in intervals called relapses and remissions.

Forms of Schizophrenia

There are many sub-forms of schizophrenia. Diagnosis is based on the symptoms presented by the patient.

Paranoid Schizophrenia

People with paranoid schizophrenia are often only occupied with delusions on being hurt or punished by someone. The rest of their mental attributes remain in tact.

Disorganized Schizophrenia

People with disorganized schizophrenia usually have a distorted or jumbled reality in their mental state, they may also have scrambled speech and be emotionless.

Catatonic Schizophrenia

Catatonic schizophrenia exhibits the most debilitating symptoms — most of which are physical. Patients generally do not respond to the world around them at all.

Undifferentiated Schizophrenia

Undifferentiated schizophrenia is used in diagnosis when there is no clear representation of any of the other three sub-forms.

Residual Schizophrenia

The last schizophrenic disorder is residual schizophrenia, and this sub-form of schizophrenia features an absence of many of the original symptoms of schizophrenia, but may still include flat affect and hallucinations.

Schizophrenia symptoms

When schizophrenia is present in a person, their own reality and attitude are altered. Some of these attitude alterations would probably be hallucinations, lack of hunger, lack of keeping healthy, and delusional episodes, to name a few schizophrenia symptoms.

People with schizophrenia tend to lack the look of being ill. But in some people, it may show up, possibly as an abstract attitude and actions. To explain further, a sufferer of schizophrenia might put on an aluminum hat in belief that it will prevent their thoughts from being sent out of the brain, and protecting the brain against bad waves.

Sufferers of schizophrenia constantly struggle with their ailment, which is past their own control. When schizophrenia is active, people with schizophrenia may react with extreme rage, to fight off what they think as a threat. People with schizophrenia can also have subtle stages of their disorder, where they don’t really have much feeling, activeness, or characteristics. Schizophrenia can not be predicted very well, at this point in time and there is no know cure for this very debilitating disorder.

If we want to be able to understand most schizophrenia symptoms a little better, a cluster of symptoms are used, and they are listed below.

  1. A few patients of schizophrenia experience what’s called good symptoms, which involve constant voices ringing, curiosity, feeling of being watched, hallucinations, and imagining up fake words.
  2. Some schizophrenia patients have bad symptoms of schizophrenia, which include socially retreating, having trouble showing emotions, trouble maintaining their own health, and lack of the feeling of pleasure. In some cases this is mistaken as being lazy.
  3. Schizophrenia’s cognitive symptoms involve having trouble computing and breaking down info, lack of environmental apprehension, and difficulty in recalling small commands.
  4. What happens in mood-related schizophrenia symptoms, is usually the feeling of depression, which explains the large number of attempted suicides in schizophrenia patients.

Schizophrenia symptoms may be mistaken for other problems. People often see schizophrenic sufferers as strange or weird, not realizing that these individuals are actually displaying schizophrenia symptoms and need understanding, not ridicule.

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