The Enigma of Schizophrenia

Depression is a starting point for schizophrenia. After a long period of depression, it leads to schizophrenia, which can be a difficult illness for everyone.

The Enigma of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic, sphere mental disorder that affects the way a person think, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality, and relates to others. Though schizophrenia is not as common as other major mental illnesses, but it can be the most chronic and disabling.

Schizophrenia is not a split or multiple personality. At times, people with psychotic disorders lose touch with reality, their behavior may be very strange and even shocking. The condition usually shows its first sign in men in their late teens or early 20s, and mostly affects women in their early 20s and 30s.

The period when symptoms first start and before full psychosis is called the prodromal period. It can last days, weeks, or even years. It can be hard to spot because there’s usually no specific trigger. One might only notice subtle behavioral changes, especially in teen’s schizophrenia that usually take hold after puberty.

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which people interpret the reality abnormally. The exact causes of schizophrenia are unknown. Research suggests a combination of physical, genetic, psychological and environmental factors can make a person more likely to develop the conditions which are caused by a chemical imbalance and other changes in the brain.

Symptoms of schizophrenia include hearing voices, feeling that people are out to get you, and having false beliefs that are not based in reality. Some examples are:

  • Follow or misbehave with the nurse with no reason;
  • Making weird and strange facial expressions;
  • Walking around in a bad condition, mood or attire;
  • Turning oneself upside down and assume hanging as a ceiling fan;
  • In a classroom teaches like a teacher in conscious state and as soon the teacher comes up the person would run away.

Schizophrenia is not a disorder to be ignored, this may lead to death. We should consider that every person who consult to a psychologist, who is not mental, for many people living with. In schizophrenia, family support is particularly important to their health and wellbeing. It is also essential for families to be informed and supported themselves.

Depression is a starting point for schizophrenia. After a long period of depression, it leads to schizophrenia, which can be a difficult illness for everyone.

During episodes of psychosis, loved ones may experience frightening sensations that one can’t understand, or the patient may act in a way that others don’t understand. These or actions like these are not the patient’s fault, but they can still be hard to cope with.

It is advised to maintain friendships or the network of people that patient have in her/his life. These will later become important supports as the patient’s recovers. It is better to educate and update others about the recovery of the patient, that will help others to understand how to deal with the patient of schizophrenia. People are sometimes afraid to ask questions about schizophrenia, and this may cause more difficulty to them.

This article is jointly research by Aiman Khan, Robaisha Lisharbeen, Sawera Batool, Aania Tahir, Safa Iqbal, Areeba Faisal, Tayyaba Iqbal, and Rubab from Riphah international university, BS Applied Psychology (Semester 1a).