SCHIZOPHRENIA AND PSYCHOSIS

Throughout recorded past, the condition today we know as schizophrenia continues to be a resource of bewilderment. Those experiencing the illness previously were believed to be possessed by demons and were feared, tormented, exiled or even locked up indefinitely.

One of the more noticeable types of impairment triggered by schizophrenia involves how a particular person believes. The person is able to lose a lot of the capability to rationally assess his or maybe her interactions and surroundings with others. They often feel things which are actually false, and may have trouble accepting whatever they visit as "true" reality.

Schizophrenia most frequently contains hallucinations and also delusions, that reflect distortions in the belief and interpretation of truth. The resulting behaviours might seem to be unconventional to the casual onlooker, while they might be in line with the schizophrenic's abnormal perceptions &beliefs.

Warning Signs:

  • Social isolation and withdrawal
  • Deterioration in the personal appearance of theirs and hygiene
  • Irrational, odd or bizarre statements or perhaps beliefs
  • Increasing reliance on alcohol or drugs (in an effort to self-medicate)
  • Lack of motivation
  • Talking in a strange fashion unlike themselves
  • Inappropriate laughter
  • Increased paranoia or even questioning others' motivations
  • Becoming more emotionless
  • Suspiciousness or hostility
  • Insomnia or oversleeping