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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

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Ques. 1 What is Schizophrenia?
Ans. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to recognize what is real. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices, reduced social engagement and emotional expression. People often have additional mental health problems such as major depression, anxiety disorders, or substance use disorder. Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young adulthood, and last a long time.

Schizophrenia is a serious disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary; may be unresponsive or withdrawn; & may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations.

Contrary to public perception, schizophrenia is not split personality or multiple personality. The vast majority of people with schizophrenia are not violent and do not pose a danger to others. Schizophrenia is not caused by childhood experiences, or lack of willpower, nor are the symptoms identical for each person.

The cause of schizophrenia is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmentalfactors.

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Possible environmental factors include cannabis use, poor nutrition during pregnancy, parental age, and certain infections. Diagnosis is based on observed behavior and the person's reported experiences. During diagnosis a person's culture must also be taken into account. As of 2016 there is no objective test. Schizophrenia does not imply a "split personality" or "multiple personality disorder" condition with which it is often confused in public perception.

Ques. 2 What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?
Ans. A medical or mental health professional may use the following terms when discussing the symptoms of schizophrenia.
Positive symptoms are disturbances that are “added” to the person’s personality.
i. Delusions -- false ideas--individuals may believe that someone is spying on him or her, or that they are someone famous.
ii. Hallucinations –seeing, feeling, tasting, hearing or smelling something that doesn’t really exist
i. Platinum Metallicum is an excellent medicine for treating delusion of grandeur . The characteristic features calling for this medicine to be used are the superiority complex, where the person feels that everyone around him/her is inconsequential and of no value and only he/she is superior and important. The schizophrenic patients requiring this medicine are very proud and arrogant in nature.
ii. Hyoscyamus Niger this homeopathic remedy is useful for those cases of Schizophrenia where the main symptom is delusion of persecution and the patient feels that others are making some plot against him.

iii. Lachesis , is also very effective for treating the delusion of persecution and its use is called for where the symptoms of suspicion and jealousy without any reason are present. Other symptoms like aversion to mix with the world and excessive talkativeness also warrant its use. Other indications requiring its usage are – patient imagines that he is under the control of superhuman powers; that his friends and children are trying to damage him/her; that his friends are planning to put him in a mental asylum and that others are talking about him/her.
iv. Anacardium Orientale is an important medicine that can be utilized in patients experiencing the auditory hallucinations. The patient requiring this medicine usually complains of hearing voices from far away that command him to do activities. He also hears voices of dead people.
v. Phosphorus also ranks as a top medicine for curing the grandiose delusion. The patients for whom this medicine is usually recommended are those possessing an exaggerated idea of self-importance; over-sensitiveness to all external impressions; depression and indifferent behavior towards family and friends, and have strange imaginations e.g. that something is creeping out of every corner. Another feature that needs a special mention for this medicine to be used is that the symptoms get worse during thunderstorms.

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