schizophrenic characteristics: mental protection and awareness

anonymity (@anonymity) 8 years, 5 months ago

In my experiences I’ve come to realize a critical error within the health system dealing with explaining the mental illness of schizophrenia to it’s pacients, along with closely related varients that have almost no true connection. I want to clearify these things simply and easily for anyone curious.

First of all, you can find several sites detailing characteristics of schizophrenic patients however the causes for these symptoms are all but abandoned within most sites.

The actual definition of schizophrenia is having hallucinations without the use of drugs or severe physical stress(ie. Hunger, sleep deprivation). The characteristics tend to be by products of these hallucinations.

This is not to be confused with schizo-affective. Schizo-affective patients have bi-polar syndrome and have delusions without hallucinations. Completely different illness excluding the delusions.

Schizophrenic patients however, do share certain characteristics. One of the most prominent ones is impulsivuty. This is a problem where the person will act on thoughts or beliefs without properly reasoning on if their cause is either worth while or justified. This characteristic is also found in MOST mental illnesses. And is believed to be cause by deficient developtment of the frontal lobe of the brain, however studies are ongoing.

The second most common characteristic of schizophrenia is deterioration or deficient temporal lobes. These lobes are on the sides of both halves of the brain by the ears. And deal with hearing, speaking, writing, both use and comprehension. This is the main cause for confusion for schizophrenic patients and came appear in various symptoms from patient to patient. Everything depends on the quality of development of these critical parts of the brain.

There are other related problems with schizophrenia. If you want you can look up the dopamine level theories for causes of the hallucinations. However the understanding of this relation in the brain is new. And is now understood to be more complex and is still being researched.

Schizophrenic patients should be aware of these problems to safeguard themselves from confusion.

Friends and family members of a patient should also understand these problems so they can understand and develop patience for them.

March 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm
Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

You found critical error within the mental health system? You don’t say.

What do we know from history before articulations about mental health were relevant?

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Chrystalyn (2) (@chrystalyn) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

My mother is schizophrenic . . .

A common an unfortunate side effect of this debilitating mental illness is, the person affected, doesn’t know they are ill.

Protecting someone’s right to refuse treatment, and all of the ethics and morals that lie in that, is complicated. It has prevented my mother from receiving any kind of treatment.

I agree, explanations as to how this illness is caused, and where it lies in the brain, and how it affects the brain . . . Is frustratingly limited.

Resources for families dealing with mental illness is so limited.

I have seen time and time again what can happen to people when they don’t have anyone to help them. It breaks my heart to think of where my mother could be if it weren’t for my families constant support. Financial, and otherwise.

There are many stigmas attached to schizophrenia, as with many other mental illnesses. I hope that with time, and proper information, this will greatly improve.

Thank you for posting. :-)

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Chrystalyn (2) (@chrystalyn) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

My mother is schizophrenic . . .

A common and unfortunate side effect of this debilitating mental illness is, the person affected, doesn’t know they are ill.

Protecting someone’s right to refuse treatment, and all of the ethics and morals that lie in that, is complicated. It has prevented my mother from receiving any kind of treatment.

I agree, explanations as to how this illness is caused, and where it lies in the brain, and how it affects the brain . . . Is frustratingly limited.

Resources for families dealing with mental illness is so limited.

I have seen time and time again what can happen to people when they don’t have anyone to help them. It breaks my heart to think of where my mother could be if it weren’t for my families constant support. Financial, and otherwise.

There are many stigmas attached to schizophrenia, as with many other mental illnesses. I hope that with time, and proper information, this will greatly improve.

Thank you for posting. :-)

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