Month: August 2021

Treatment of a schizophrenic patient

The most correct and optimal treatment for schizophrenia is considered to be a comprehensive treatment, which includes: · Drug treatment; · Non-drug methods of treatment; · Psychosocial impact: cognitive- behavioral therapy, meta-cognitive training, professional employment, social skills training, family psychotherapy, psychoeducation . About 30% of patients with schizophrenia are resistant to medical treatment (psychotropic drugs). In addition, patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality schizotypal disorder may […]

Electroencephalography for schizophrenia

In schizophrenia, changes in the bioelectrical activity of the brain, recorded on the EEG, are detected very often. They are not pronounced, incomprehensible and weakly associated with the intensity of clinical symptoms. Minimal cerebral dysfunction can be observed in the premorbid period and be a marker of the risk of psychosis, its prognosis and course. No specific EEG […]

Schizophrenia and autoimmune limbic encephalitis

Currently, among psychiatrists and in the special scientific and medical literature, there is no consensus on the etiology and pathogenesis of the development of schizophrenia. In the clinic of Professor V.L. Minutes in Moscow, in the treatment of this disease, they are of the opinion that herpes viruses are involved in the genesis of schizophrenia. When activated, the […]

Functional neuroanatomy of schizophrenia

At this point in time, the diagnosis of “schizophrenia” today is made on the basis of subjective data, which are based on the observation of the patient and the study of his experiences – that is, at the phenomenological level. Brain studies after the death of patients show that schizophrenia can have various neuropathological processes. But the new methods […]

Schizophrenia statistics

Schizophrenia is widespread among mental illnesses and is one of the causes of disability in people. But the first place in terms of disability is occupied by patients with cardiovascular diseases. In the United States, there is a low standard of living for people with schizophrenia. 5% are homeless, 5% are permanently in hospitals or boarding schools, 6% […]