Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime more than 2 million Americans suffer from the illness in a given year. Although schizophrenia affects men and women with equal frequency, the disorder often appears earlier in men, usually in the late teens or early twenties, than in women, who are generally affected in the twenties to early thirties.
People with schizophrenia often suffer terrifying symptoms such as hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These symptoms may leave them fearful and withdrawn. Their speech and behavior can be so disorganized that they may be incomprehensible or frightening to others. Available treatments can relieve many symptoms, but most people with schizophrenia continue to suffer some symptoms throughout their lives; it has been estimated that no more than one in five individuals recovers completely.
As we walk on our streets, we always see beggars and other pitiful people. Some of them are not just homeless but also schizophrenic. They are the ones who are sometimes seems to be thinking blankly; uttering something that nobody can understand except themselves; shamelessly wear ridiculous clothes, or sometimes none and many other things a normal individual would not ever dare to do. There are too many classifications of mental disorders to cite it all here. But in all the case, they have one thing in common: the fact that there is something lacking on them that had made them out of their proper thinking.
There are many possible reasons why there mind have chosen to forget everything, including all their knowledge a typical individual should obtain. During an outreach program in a mental hospital, I have asked the doctor what does makes him keeps going on treating disorderly people when you know from the very start that they can really harm you or might as well unconsciously put you to death? He had said with all his passion: Honestly speaking I don’t know how to answer your question in the practical perspective. Yes, I had realized that there are no points in continuing my work here because after all I can apply to health clinics.
They might put poison on my drinks or even stab me by a knife, but thanks to the lord that I’m still breathing. But working here is so much fun than curing health disorders. I have tons of funny things to tell my child when I got home about my patients. And when your treatment with your patient become successful and they came back to their normal lives, the satisfaction you feel is unexplainable, it’s like you have saved a life. The treatment of schizophrenics or other mental abnormalities is simple yet very hard to conduct and maintain.
The treatments start with knowing the possible reason of her illness like heredity or when the disease is within their families; traumas; or other events that had truly made her depressed to the point that it had resulted to breaking down of her natural nervous system flow. After tracing the origin, the psychologist will give simple activities like the pre-school children do so that they maybe remember their past. They will also have interactions with each other like playing indoors and outdoors so that thy will boost their confidence level. Every after each stage of treatment they will have evaluations and exams.
Of course together with the treatments, medications are also given to them. Some examples are: narcotics, opium, heroin and other mental medications. But this stage is the most vulnerable because when you overuse some of these drugs, it can lead to the patient’s addictions and this is surely, another problem you should have avoid happening. But all of this treatments and medications are just a matter of follow-up actions. Mental problems of every people are truly solved with nothing but these three things: tenderness, love and care. References http://www. schizophrenia. com/family/sz. overview. htm What is schizophrenia?