100 Questions & Answers About Schizophrenia: Painful Minds, by Lynn E. DeLisi

By Lynn E. DeLisi

Nearly one percentage of the inhabitants develops schizophrenia in the course of their life-time. This persistent, serious psychological ailment should be devastating for sufferers and their friends and family. even if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer with schizophrenia, or a chum or relative of somebody being affected by this psychological disease, this publication bargains support. thoroughly revised and up to date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Schizophrenia: Painful Minds, moment variation supplies authoritative, useful solutions in your questions on cures, assets of aid, and lots more and plenty extra. Written by means of a professional at the topic, and together with a foreword by way of mom and dad of someone with schizophrenia, this ebook is a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of schizophrenia.

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Unfortunately, we do not understand the biologic mechanism that underlies this condition, and because it has become so rare over recent years, it is understudied. ” That is, they stand in one position with their limbs stationary until a person moves them to another position, where they will stay until again moved by another person. S. psychiatrist may never have seen such cases. Tranquilizer Any drug that is used to calm or pacify an anxious and/or agitated person. There are minor and major classes of tranquilizers that have different chemical properties and are indicated for different psychiatric conditions.

For example, patients frequently mention feeling that some unknown force is controlling their actions or emotions or that they can see objects in the environment with new meaning. Similarly, they may be watching television or a movie and feel that the people on the screen are giving them special messages. Common environmental situations, such as water dripping from a faucet, take on a new, magical meaning. Patients may describe feeling that parts of their body are not their own, as well as feeling like they are actors on the “stage of life” and not “real” people.

These things might eventually lead parents to consult a family physician about their child. Parents might be told that adolescent turmoil or adjustment problems are the cause. Most physicians delay making a diagnosis of schizophrenia, particularly if the patient does not admit to clear auditory hallucinations and bizarre delusions. The stigma of having this disorder is great and the notion that it is like a “cancer of the mind” that lasts a lifetime is a “death sentence” that no physician wants to give unless he or she can no longer avoid it.

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