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One should never be afraid to seek such help, learning to deal and live with your condition is much more beneficial to your life, than hiding the issue and letting it grow worse.

Schizophrenia is a dangerous mental disorder that heavily affects the mind of the afflicted individual. Those suffering from Schizophrenia and don’t seek treatment typically end up living alone and have trouble: having personal relationships, continuing education, and/or holding a job. Often times, those afflicted with Schizophrenia don’t want to seek help for fear of diagnosis. In many situations, it’s better to know, than to be proud and suffer even worse consequences.

SchizophreniaMany times, if an individual has Schizophrenia and it goes undiagnosed, the individual will turn to self-medication, or drug use. Unfortunately, when this scenario takes places, it further complicates the Schizophrenia. When a person is suffering from two or more co-occurring disorders, or substance abuse issues it’s called dual diagnosis. These situations must be handled delicately, and simultaneously to give the individual the best opportunity for a normal life.

In dual diagnosis program, individuals receive the opportunity to address their mental disorders and all underlying factors that caused the drug use, or furthered the drug use.

Facts About Schizophrenia

According to the National Institute of Mental Health around one percent of the nation’s population are afflicted with Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder that alters the brain’s chemistry. Typically those afflicted with Schizophrenia experience auditory and visual hallucinations.

In most cases, Schizophrenia is a manageable disorder, through the use of medication and proper therapy. Licensed facilities that specialize in treating mental health disorders and dual diagnosis are the best facilities to seek in the treatment of this condition. If all co-occurring disorders are not properly addressed, the improper treatment can lead the afflicted individual to return to drug use, or experience the same symptoms as before treatment. Proper treatment pinpoints all factors that impeding the individual’s life, and it addresses them in the proper manner, and it gives the individual the tools needed to be able to life a seemingly normal life after treatment.

Schizophrenia Explained

Schizophrenia is an intrusive mental disorder that changes the brain’s chemistry. These changes in the brain cause the individual to experience auditory and visual hallucinations. Auditory hallucinations include hearing noises, sounds, and voices. Those suffering from Schizophrenia also frequently suffer from paranoia, believing that everyone that looks at them is talking about them.

Living with Schizophrenia is a constant battle for the afflicted individual, but with the right treatment the individual will still be able to live a prosperous and productive life.

Another disorder closely related to Schizophrenia is Schizoaffective Disorder. The symptom of SchizoAffective Disorder include hallucinations, with an inclusion of an emotional mood disorder as well. An example of an emotional disorder would be Bipolar Disorder, or depression. When faced with Schizoaffective Disorder, the treatment must incorporate treatment for the Schizophrenia as well as for the emotional disorder. Usually, treatments involve both, psychotherapy and medication.

Symptoms of schizophrenia are broken up into three categories: positive, negative, and mental symptoms.

Positive symptoms are unusual psychotic habits not found in healthy individuals, include:

  • Distorted reality
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Repetitive movements
  • Entering an unconscious state
  • Disorganized thought patterns

Negative symptoms are disruptions in typical behavior, include:

  • Refusal to communicate
  • Inability to maintain with planned events
  • Lack of satisfaction from daily activities
  • Inability to complete daily functions
  • Mono toned speech

Cognitive symptoms are subtle, internal, and are frequently hard to notice. These symptoms include:

  • Inability to understanding information
  • Inability to retain information
  • Inability make choices
  • Inability to focus

Individuals who display more negative or cognitive manifestations, usually have a difficult time getting diagnosed accurately. Most often they are misdiagnosed as having emotional disorder like depression, because of the shared symptoms.

Treating Schizophrenia

Causes for Schizophrenia are typically rooted in the atmosphere an individual lives in, and the individual’s genetics. Because there are many different causes for the disorder, there is no sure-fire way to predict who will be afflicted by Schizophrenia.

Sadly, there is no cure for Schizophrenia. Treatments for the disorder involve medication therapies that help calm the symptoms. For individuals with co-occurring disorders, or a combination of Schizophrenia and a drug addiction, the co-existing condition is treated in conjunction with the Schizophrenia. Proper treatment of the dual diagnosis will help to reduce the symptoms of both disorders, and give the individual the best opportunity for a bright future. Improper treatment of the situation could cause the individual to be in a worse position. For that reason, a properly licensed facility should always be sought out.

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