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What is Schizophrenia and its Effect on a Person’s Mind?

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects how the brain works. People with schizophrenia experience psychosis, which means they can have serious problems with thinking clearly, emotions, and knowing what is real and what is not (YourHealthinMind, 2020). It is also known as the extreme form of anxiety which is normally marked by stress, tension and exertion.

Research has proved that men and women gave a ratio of 50 percent to get Schizophrenia and are prone to it. This disease, as mentioned by American Psychological Association (APA), is not 100 percent recoverable rather only 1 person out of every 7 persons who are affected by Schizophrenia gets recovered thus the recovery rates are less than 20 percent of the overall ratio.

It is not possible to predict how schizophrenia will affect someone’s life, because the symptoms, severity and pattern of illness over time differ widely between people. The impact of the illness also depends on the treatment and support they get to recover and stay well. The risk of being unable to work or live independently is higher when schizophrenia remains untreated for a long time or when a person does not get support to continue friendships and normal activities. The mental and physical health problems caused by Schizophrenia are as follows;

  • anxiety and depression
  • problems with drug and alcohol use
  • health problems caused by smoking
  • physical health problems

Recovering from anxiety and schizophrenia in specific can be very challenging for the patient and for the people around him or her. Thus the best way to tackle this issue is to consult a Psychologist or an experienced mental health professional which will help people recover from this concern.

Serene Retreat is one of the leading Addiction and Mental Health Treatment provider based in Malaysia with its branches locally and abroad. For more information about our treatment programs you can reach us via Call/Whatsapp+60 14-687 2268 or visit our website www.sereneretreat.com.my.

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What is Schizophrenia and its common symptoms

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects about one percent of the population. When schizophrenia is active, symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations, trouble with thinking and concentration, and lack of motivation. However, when these symptoms are treated, most people with schizophrenia will greatly improve over time.

Symptoms

When the disease is active, it can be characterized by episodes in which the patient is unable to distinguish between real and unreal experiences. As with any illness, the severity, duration and frequency of symptoms can vary; however, in persons with schizophrenia, the incidence of severe psychotic symptoms often decreases during a patient’s lifetime. Not taking medications as prescribed, use of alcohol or illicit drugs, and stressful situations tend to increase symptoms. Symptoms fall into several categories:

  • Positive psychotic symptoms: Hallucinations, such as hearing voices, paranoid delusions and exaggerated or distorted perceptions, beliefs and behaviors.
  • Negative symptoms: A loss or a decrease in the ability to initiate plans, speak, express emotion or find pleasure.
  • Disorganization symptoms: Confused and disordered thinking and speech, trouble with logical thinking and sometimes bizarre behavior or abnormal movements.
  • Impaired cognition: Problems with attention, concentration, memory and declining educational performance.

Symptoms usually first appear in early adulthood. Men often experience symptoms in their early 20s and women often first show signs in their late 20s and early 30s. More subtle signs may be present earlier, including troubled relationships, poor school performance and reduced motivation. It is rarely diagnosed in children or adolescents.

Once the symptoms occur, the next step is to consult a mental health professional or mental health treatment center near you. In Malaysia, there are various mental health treatment centers; among them one of the best is “Serene Retreat Psychology Center” It is located in Kualaumpur Malaysia. You can reach us via Call/Whatsapp +60146872268 or visit our website www.sereneretreat.com.my.

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Impact of Covid 19 on Schizophrenia and Bipolar patients

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has affected over more than 48 % world population and has led to deaths of more than 140000 people. It is becoming a major concern for all health systems.

Among the effects of this virus one of the other ways it is affecting ourselves is the mental health of people who have tend to fall in different types of mental health issues such as psychosis, depression , stress anxiety, bipolar etc.
As we know Bipolar disorder is an illness that involves mood swings with at least one episode of mania and may also involve repeated episodes of depression. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, debilitating mental illness characterized by psychotic symptoms, meaning that one is out of touch with reality.

Due to virus and lock down situation it has made it very difficult to have some outside activities and have also triggered the patients of bipolar and schizophrenia especially which has caused in their relapsing from recovery.

The next thing if you find people around you suffering from any kind of mental health issues such as bipolar , schizophrenia, psychosis etc kindly reach us via Call/Whatsapp +60146872268 or visit our website www.sereneretreat.com.my for more information.