Schizophrenia, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

by Kenneth Kee

Publisher: Kenneth Kee

Publication Date: October 30, 2018

ISBN: 9780463745304

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This book describes Schizophrenia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
“I have schizophrenia. I am not schizophrenia. I am not my mental illness. My illness is a part of me.”
– Jonathan Harnisch
Schizophrenia is hearing voices, not doing voices.
- Maria Bamford
If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
-Thomas Szasz

Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder characterized by symptoms involving:
2.Thinking non logically
3.Emotionally unstable responses,
4.Behaving abnormally in social situations
5.Tendency to withdraw from reality to a private personal world
Schizophrenia is a medical disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between what is real and not real.
It also makes it difficult to think clearly, have normal emotional responses, and function normally in social situations.
Schizophrenia is a medical disorder of the mind that affects how the patient thinks, feels and behaves.
Its symptoms are described as positive or negative.
‘Positive’ symptoms
These are unusual experiences.
Many people tend to have them from time to time and they do not become a problem.
In schizophrenia, they tend to be much more intense, problematic, pre-occupying and upsetting.
A hallucination happens when the patient hears, smells, feels or sees something - but it is not caused by anything (or anybody) around the patient.
The commonest one is hearing voices.
They sound utterly real.
They normally seem to be coming from outside the patient, even though other people cannot hear them.
The patient may hear them coming from different places, or they may seem to come from a particular place or thing.
Voices can talk to the patient directly or talk to each other about the patient – it can be like over-hearing ...