Scchizophreni The Challenges And Treatment Of Schizophrenia

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Did you know Schizophrenia can be found in approximately 1.1% of the world’s population regardless of racial, ethnic or economic background? Approximately 3.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with schizophrenia, and it is one of the most leading causes of disability. A common question that is always asked about this disease, is there any way we can prevent schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with Schizophrenia has the difficulty realizing what is real and what is taking place in their mind. This disease disrupts goal-directed activities causing impairments in a person’s ability to take care of him or herself, have a job, and interact with others. There …show more content…
The Schizophrenic may still believe that people on television are directing special messages to them, or that radio stations are broadcasting their thoughts aloud to others. Sometimes they believe that they are a famous historical figure, Psychosocial treatments can help people with schizophrenia who are already stabilized on antipsychotic medication. Psychosocial treatments help these patients deal with the everyday challenges of the illness, like communication, self-care, work, forming and keeping relationships. Learning and using coping mechanisms to address these problems allow people with schizophrenia to socialize and attend school and work that others that they think are trying to harm them. Such as cheating, harassing, poisoning, spying on, plotting against them or the people they care about. These are called "delusions of persecution." Some treatments for schizophrenia are medication, therapy and institutions. What happens when a schizophrenic does not accept the treatment? Such as medication or therapy that is given to them. When the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia are ignored or improperly treated, the effects can be devastating both to the individual with the disorder and those around him or her. Some of the possible effects of schizophrenia are relationships they suffer …show more content…
Also, doing yoga helps reduce the side effects of medication. Some schizophrenics let their emotions take over, Yoga can give them a peace of mind. Patients can experience high levels of anxiety and psychotic episodes; these can be reduced by yoga. Yoga is generally known to help a person practice self-observation, and awareness some of the yoga positions are known for building confidence and positive attitude. I believe it is important for anyone battling any type of disease that deals with their personality or the way they react, needs to be able to find an outlet. That will allow them to let them focus their emotions and all their anxiety that builds up into an outlet that will help them relieve all the stress. 75% of schizophrenia patients will suffer from chronic physical conditions, alongside their mental illness. It is important to help the patient understand that they have schizophrenia, and then that there are ways to cope with the disease allowing the patient to become comfortable within their own skin. Patients with schizophrenia find that after they 've had an episode or break out that is it important that stay on the road to recovery, and that they apologize to those that were involved. Patients that are ill have an episode tend to ruin relationships with those around them, therefore once the schizophrenic is feeling better they feel the need to explain the reasoning behind the fallout. It is a type a confession and they believe that is

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