The Cause And Negative Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a complex disorder that researchers have struggled to get a grip on. While researchers have found positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia, such as delusions and lack of emotion, they have yet to find the cause of schizophrenia. Genetics and the age of the parents of the schizophrenic have been found to be active in the development of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is regarded as a lifelong disorder. Consequently, ongoing treatment is required for symptom containment. Antipsychotic medication plays a large role in alleviating symptoms and improving the person’s functionality. Besides the lack of definitive answers for the cause and cure of schizophrenia, researchers have greatly progressed in their studies to answer questions …show more content…
Positive symptoms are distorted everyday human functions. The positive symptoms used to identify schizophrenia are hallucinations, delusions, and disorganised thoughts and behaviours. Negative symptoms are a lack of everyday human functions. Negative symptoms of schizophrenia are lack of motivation, emotion and inability to speak clearly and properly. Researchers consider a patient to be a victim of schizophrenia if two or more of these symptoms are clear and active for a long period of time. Delusions in schizophrenics are extreme. The schizophrenic could fully and truly believe he is being spied on by aliens, and take cautionary, sometimes dangerous, measures to protect himself. Hallucinations usually go along with the delusions. The patient could hear the aliens talking to him in his head, and the voices could tell him to do horrible things. The patient would feel he has no choice but to follow their orders, thus putting himself and others in danger. Of course, this is all fake and just in the victim 's head, but it is so realistic he would never truly know, no matter who tells him he 's just making things up in his head. Negative symptoms are decreased functionality and emotion in the patient. The patient speaks monotonously and lacks reaction when presented with news, whether exciting or upsetting. Decreased communication abilities are also found in schizophrenics. They are often unable to recognise jokes and sarcasm during conversations with

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