Schizophrenia affects how the brain works, causing a person to interpret reality atypically.
For more information on mental health conditions, you may refer to the Mental Health Resources.
This means believing strongly in something untrue, or having theories even though there is no evidence.
This refers to a reduced ability to behave normally, such as reduced ability to plan and execute activities, lack of motivation, or social withdrawal.
Brain chemical imbalances may contribute to schizophrenia. In addition, a person may be more likely to develop schizophrenia if someone in the family has it too.
Certain experiences in life, and stress, can trigger the condition, such as stress due to work- or school-related matters.
If you think you or someone you know may have bipolar disorder, you should seek advice from a mental health professional.
Treatment comes in two main forms:
Medication: Your doctor may prescribe drugs that reduce and control the symptoms linked to Schizohprenia, helping the person regain a normal sense of reality.
Psychosocial treatments: These are treatments that targets a person's thought process, coping skills, and his social environment in general. It is suitable once the person no longer experience an altered state of reality. Psychosocial treatments also help as the person is taught to better understand the condition and manage its symptoms. Finally, family members and caregivers are also encouraged to go for such education.
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