Mental HealthWhat is Schizophrenia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
Schizophrenia is a long-term, serious mental disease that changes how a person believes, feels, and acts. Schizophrenia patients have the appearance of being disconnected from reality. Schizophrenia, while less common than other mental disorders, can cause more harm due to its symptoms.
Some individuals are predisposed to schizophrenia, and an anxious or emotional life experience may set off a psychotic episode.
- Brain development
- Complications during pregnancy and childbirth
Schizophrenia has various subtypes:
- Paranoid schizophrenia
- Hebephrenic schizophrenia
- Catatonic schizophrenia
- Undifferentiated schizophrenia
- Residual schizophrenia
- Simple schizophrenia
Positive symptoms of Schizophrenia:
- They are characterized by: delusions, disorganized speech, hallucinations, disorganized behavior.
- The symptoms of schizophrenia show variability, including differences in both the nature and intensity of the symptoms, these symptoms may also undergo changes throughout the course of the disorder.
Negative symptoms of schizophrenia:
- You may experience difficulties in effectively organizing and engaging in various activities, such as grocery shopping.
- Experiencing difficulty in anticipating and deriving pleasure from daily activities.
- Speaking with a monotonous tone and having minimal facial expressions.