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Overview

Schizophrenia causes a person to have delusions and hallucinations including unrealistic thoughts, voices, and visions. However, no two persons have the same types of schizophrenia symptoms.

To get the proper diagnoses of the negative and positive symptoms of schizophrenia, it’s best to consult a professional psychiatrist. Cadabams’ medical health professionals conduct multiple schizophrenia tests to evaluate an individual’s condition and recommend an accurate treatment plan.

The schizophrenia disease is chronic yet controllable through therapy and medication. Cadabams professionals counsel the client and their family to teach coping skills. In this way, the recovery process fastens up, enabling the individual to manage psychotic symptoms.

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TABLE OF CONTENT

What is Schizophrenia Disorder? / Possible Causes of Schizophrenia Disease? / Types of Schizophrenia? / Negative and Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia? / Course of Treatment is Provided for Schizophrenia?

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Suhita Saha

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Schizophrenia Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment Process?

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What Our Clients Have To Say

I have been consulting the doctors at Cadabam’s for over 6 months now for my father who has dementia. The doctors and staff at the hospital are very polite and kind and have provided excellent support and care right from day one. They not only explain the treatment plan thoroughly but also take out the time to make sure we understand complications and side effects that could come along the way. If you or your loved one is dealing with any mental health issues, I highly recommend Cadabam’s.

I’m very happy with the doctors, medical staff, and facilities at Cadabam’s hospital. Apart from being highly skilled in the field, the doctors and other medical staff are also very patient and supportive. Right from diagnosing the issue to prescribing medicines and creating the perfect treatment plan, they are with you every step of the way. I am glad I reached out to the team at Cadabam’s for counseling sessions.

I have observed great improvements in my son who has autism. The treatment plan created by the doctors has helped reduce the symptoms and he now is slowly learning new skills that assist him in his day-to-day activities. I cannot thank the team at Cadabam’s enough for giving my son the opportunity to have a happy and healthy childhood.

Excellent doctors, excellent team of medical staff, excellent facilities. From the people to the facilities and infrastructure, Cadabam’s has everything you need to address and improve your mental health illnesses.

I’m extremely grateful to the doctors and the entire team at Cadabams for creating an action plan to help me with my anxiety. I was finding it very difficult to maintain a social life and even focus on my career because of my severe anxiety. But now that I have been meeting with the team for over a year, I can proudly say that I have gotten much better at understanding and dealing with my anxiety. Thank you Cadabam’s!

My wife and I were not able to maintain a healthy relationship due to a lot of personal issues. Just when we thought our marriage would be over, we decided to seek couple’s counseling at Cadabam’s. The team of therapists and psychologists helped us build back our relationship and taught us how to communicate better and reduce conflicts in our day to day life.

I used to run around to consult different professionals for cmy son’s treatment. At Cadabam’s, it was so much more convenient. From psychiatrists to rehabilitation, they had it all. I am really happy with how they have helped my son and I can see immense changes in him.

What really struck me was how polite and understanding the professionals were. We availed home care services from Cadabams and the professional was so understanding. They took their time, spoke to all the members, and gave us an in-depth understanding of the illness. We have now started coming in for regular sessions. It’s worth it!

It was the first time we had faced something like this. Our daughter was going through immense strain and wasn’t responding to anything we said. That was when we contacted Cadabams, and we were surprised by how prompt they were with treatment. They treated our situation as an emergency and took immense care of our daughter.

What is Schizophrenia Disorder?

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. People with schizophrenia often experience distortion of reality which ultimately leads to delusions and hallucinations. Affecting only about 1% of the population, schizophrenia is considered a rare mental illness. People with schizophrenia may hear voices (auditory hallucinations) that result in extreme distress to the individual and the family.

Effective treatment options are available for schizophrenia care and treatment. Treatment primarily focuses on eliminating the symptoms of schizophrenia and therapy for schizophrenia. Cadabams Hospital offers various types of psychotherapy for schizophrenia and formulates personalized treatment plans that work best for you or your loved one.

Talk to our psychiatrists and psychologists to draw up a treatment plan that works best for you.

What are the Possible Causes of Schizophrenia Disease?

The exact causes of schizophrenia are unknown but there are several factors that contribute to the risk of developing schizophrenia mental disorder.

Biological factors:

  • One of the causes of schizophrenia might be the difference in the brain structure, its functioning or any kind of chemical deformity in the brain.
  • People with a family history of schizophrenia mental disorder are at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia.
  • Modifications to the brain that usually occurs during puberty may trigger psychotic episodes in people who are vulnerable to developing schizophrenia due to genetics, and environmental factors.

Environmental factors:

  • Factors like living in stressful conditions for a long period of time
  • Being exposed to mind-altering drugs (psychotic drugs)
  • Having inflammatory disorder or autoimmune diseases
  • Exposure to toxins or harmful chemicals during infancy or in the fetal stage can contribute to the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life

What are the Types of Schizophrenia?

The different types of schizophrenia help schizophrenia psychiatrists chart out a thorough schizophrenia care plan personalized for each individual taking into account the varying severity of the illness. The different types of schizophrenia are-

Paranoid schizophrenia

Paranoia’ is determined as a positive symptom of schizophrenia mental disorder. Paranoid schizophrenia showcases marked symptoms of paranoia, delusion, hallucination, flat affect, behavioral impairment and disorganized speech. It is the most common type of schizophrenia.

Hebephrenic schizophrenia-

This type of schizophrenia does not show symptoms of hallucination or delusion but only exhibit symptoms like disorganized speech and behavioral impairment.

Catatonic schizophrenia-

Catatonic schizophrenia presents itself as immobility. People diagnosed with this type of schizophrenia exhibit signs of autism or they develop a stupor-like condition.

What are the Negative and Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia?

In most cases, schizophrenia mental disorder starts during the late teenage years or early 20s in both men and women. Schizophrenia mental disorder can be characterized by episodes in which a person is unfit to distinguish between real and unreal experiences. Symptoms of schizophrenia can be classified into three categories

Positive Symptoms-

  • Hallucinations – People with schizophrenia often have experiences that appear real but are actually figments of their imagination. They see, hear and smell things that people around them do not experience.
  • Delusions – Delusions are firm beliefs that are not based on facts or evidence. A person suffering from schizophrenia might think that their brain is controlled by someone else or that they are some famous historical figure, etc.
  • Thought Disorders – They are unusual ways of thinking, disorganized speech and processing information in an abnormal pattern.
  • Movement Disorders – A person with schizophrenia may repeat certain motions over and over like agitated body movement, constant twitching, and unstable body postures.

Negative Symptoms-

  • Lack of motivation – lack of energy or interest in doing anything
  • Blunt feelings – inability to express emotions/feelings
  • Social withdrawal – limited or no interaction with family, friends or strangers
  • Disorganized thinking or speech – Speak gibberish with disconnected sentences or switching topics repeatedly
  • Trouble controlling impulses – Unable to control irrational thoughts leading to rash decisions
  • Difficulty following through with plans and completing normal everyday activities

Cognitive Symptoms-

  • Difficulty in concentrating and paying attention
  • Trouble remembering things
  • Poor decision-making skills and the lack of ability to understand and process information
  • Lack of insight or the individual suffering from schizophrenia being unaware of their health situation

Symptoms of schizophrenia are difficult to identify but subtle signs like troubled relationships, poor performance in school/college and lack of motivation and excitement can be present. Early detection and diagnosis can be helpful in schizophrenia care and schizophrenia treatment.

What Course of Treatment is Provided for Schizophrenia?

Road to Recovery

Overcoming schizophrenia can be extremely challenging because schizophrenia is an illness that changes the brain’s neurochemistry. But with our holistic, evidence-based schizophrenia care plan, we acknowledge and address all aspects of schizophrenia mental disorder. Our psychosocial interventions like psychotherapy, family therapy, individual therapy, social skills and vocational training and supported employment and rehabilitation are renowned and recognised.

Our team of experts – schizophrenia psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, therapists and counsellors – work with the individual with schizophrenia and their loved ones to properly battle schizophrenia and its recurring episodes. We work tirelessly for a long-term recovery plan.

Family Therapy and Caregiver Support

Conflicts or unhealthy relationships in the family can increase the chances of developing schizophrenia. If these issues are not dealt with, there could be a reduction in chances of schizophrenia recovery. Our expert schizophrenia counsellors address any conflicts in the family and promote the well-being of all the individuals involved while facilitating schizophrenia recovery. Caring for people with schizophrenia can be frustrating and tiring. We offer family therapy for schizophrenia and caregiver support to keep caregivers and the family content and aware so they can be the companion their loved one needs.

Crisis Management

Relapses into acute psychotic episodes can occur as a part of schizophrenia recovery. We work in close contact with all stakeholders involved in the case of an emergency. Our specialized crisis intervention team is trained to de-escalate tension and extend all necessary support for you and your loved one’s safety.

Community and Home Mental Health Care

Your long-term recovery is our priority. With our comprehensive schizophrenia counselling, we are involved in every step of the way. We offer personalized Post-Diagnostic Support for schizophrenia to ensure that the patient and the family are satisfied and healthy. We understand that schizophrenia affects everybody. Guaranteeing a healthy support system for caregivers and providing caregiver therapy for schizophrenia is of prime importance to us.

Our treatment does not end with discharge. Through our Post-treatment Care services and Home Mental Healthcare, we ensure that you continue treading the road to recovery.

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