Mental Illness And How It Has Changed Over Time Essay

2036 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 9 Pages

Schizophrenia is an illness which affects the normal functioning on the brain. This essay is aiming to outline the treatment of this mental illness and how it has changed over time. Roughly 51 million people worldwide are burdened with this condition. It interferes with a person’s ability to think, feel and act in many ways such as struggling to think realistically. This means people with the psychotic illness will experience disordered thinking. The thoughts one has everyday that let us live our daily lives become confused and don’t join up properly. Some other symptoms patients of schizophrenia suffer from is delusions, a false belief held by a person which is not held by others. Hallucinations, which means the person sees, hears, feels, smells or tastes something that isn’t there. And abnormal motor behavior, this differs from case to case. However, all relate to struggling to manage normal day to day tasks from either being easily agitated, catatonic behavior or childlike behavior. A diagnosis of schizophrenia does not necessarily mean that a life of illness is inevitable. People do recover however there are a lot of cases which people don’t recover and live the entirety of their life with psychotic symptoms. A diagnosis of schizophrenia consists of one of 4 factors which include delusions, hallucinations etc. And 2 of 5 factors which include catatonic behavior, negative symptoms and persistence hallucinations. Basic knowledge about brain chemistry and…

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