Schizophrenia is a mental disorder mostly connected with the thought process and emotional responsiveness....
Posted by An_254788
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder mostly connected with the thought process and emotional responsiveness. The medical condition is characterized by impaired thinking, behaviors, and emotions. Usually, the disintegration of thought process and emotional responsiveness manifests in the form of paranoia, strange delusions, auditory hallucinations, and disorganized speech and thinking. These symptoms are often followed by noticeable dysfunctions in social and occupational aspects. Although children ages 14 or under can be affected by this mental disorder, schizophrenia typically begins between the ages of 15 and 25. The early signs can be categorized into several groups, namely physical symptoms, behavior, feeling and mood, cognitive problems, as well as delusions and hallucinations. Physical Symptoms Early physical symptoms include unusual postures or gestures, awkward gait, clumsiness, sleeping disorder (either insomnia or too much sleep), sped up movements, slowed up movements, overly sensitive senses (especially to bright lights or loud noises), involuntary movements of tongue and mouth, Parkinsonian symptoms (e.g. jerking arm movements, rigidity). Other physical symptoms include blank facial expression, inability to express emotion through the face, and tendency to stare with infrequent blinking while engaged in deep thinking. Behavior People with schizophrenia tend to restrain themselves from social activities and have difficulty in building or maintaining relationships, neglect their self-care (e.g. clothing, hygiene, appearance), have excessive preoccupation with spiritual or religious activities, misuse drugs and alcohol, replay or rehearse conversations in loud voice (i.e. talking to themselves), and smoke (although many non-schizophrenic people also smoke). They also find it hard to cope with minor problems or difficult situations and are unable to engage in purposeful activities. Feeling and Mood Schizophrenia also affects feelings and moods. Early signs include inability to feel enjoyment from doing activities, feeling indifference to important matters, hypersensitivity to insults or criticism, sudden anger, little enthusiasm, depression, severe anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and frequent mood changing. Early signs of schizophrenia also include cognitive problems such as ruminating thoughts (thoughts that go round and round the head), poverty of speech (speaking very little), thought blocking, lack of insight, strange use of language structure, difficulty in expressing thoughts verbally, nonsensical logic, or disintegrated thought, action, and behavior. Delusions and Hallucinations Delusions are most frequently connected with paranoia and can manifest in many forms. People suffering from schizophrenia might think that their food might be poisoned or that the people around them are conspiring to harass them. A religious person may have the delusion that she/he is a god or a prophet. Meanwhile, hallucinations include visual and auditory hallucinations. It is very important for you to know how to identify early schizophrenia symptoms . The earlier schizophrenia is detected, the higher the chance for cure. Visit our website to find out more about this mental disorder.View Thread
Recently I've noticed a bunch of stuff on good sites that seem to confirm that vitamins such as Vitamin B and Antioxidants and ingredients such as Ginkgo Biloba can increase the effectiveness of antipsychotics allowing you to take less and help with schizophrenia. If you have tried this with your doc please let us know.View Thread
Exercise has helped a lot with this condition but it does not have to be rigorous regular exercise if you...
Posted by Anon_124828
Exercise has helped a lot with this condition but it does not have to be rigorous regular exercise if you are not in the proper shape. Even daily walks outside, on a treadmill or even in your house as long as you are moving and get your blood pumping for at least half an hour should be to anyone's advantage.View Thread
I remember overhearing someone say that taking aspirin could help someone experiencing symptoms of...
Posted by Anon_124828
I remember overhearing someone say that taking aspirin could help someone experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia. So I give this suggestion to people who might get headaches due to these symptoms.View Thread
Hi, this technique might be helpful for people who hear voices in general: If one tends to speak to...
Posted by An_215617
Hi, this technique might be helpful for people who hear voices in general:
If one tends to speak to themselves in their heads, it might be helpful to pick a tone of voice one feels comfortable speaking to themselves in and sticking with it, from deep to high pitched. It can be your own voice, someone you know, a cartoon character or anything you might feel comfortable with.
I have found that technique helps me because I tended to hear voices that sounded like it came from many different people, so this has helped me deal with it and now it doesn't bother me as much. It's also good to remember though that it helps to limit the internal chatter. Happy holidays.View Thread
I just wanted to share these ideas. For example just before you're going to go to sleep, like when you're...
Posted by An_215615
I just wanted to share these ideas.
For example just before you're going to go to sleep, like when you're in bed, close your eyes and try moving your eyes around in all sorts of directions. Move them in circles, squeeze them like your concentrating, let go and do again. What can help is the random movements. I have been doing this for about a week in half an hour sessions and it has helped me.
When you sleep, try sleeping on your stomach and lowering your head a few times in the day.
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