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

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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.

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