Month: September 2021

Safe treatment for schizophrenia

Since it is already certain that schizophrenia – a group of diseases that are caused by a combination of exposure to biological, psychological and social factors, then , and all methods of treatment are in line with the impact on these groups of causes. So, biological factors are everything that concerns the somatic state of a person, the characteristics of his development and the consequences […]

The causes of schizophrenia

About Schizophrenia is known already for many centuries. All this time, both its manifestations and the reasons were explained in a variety of ways. However, it was described precisely as a separate disease at the beginning of the twentieth century. Its boundaries periodically changed (expanded and narrowed), even throughout the twentieth century, when, it would seem, science had already stepped far forward. However, and to date it has not yet entirely clear what exactly is it […]

Residual schizophrenia

Residual schizophrenia is called schizophrenia, which continues to bother the patient (and more – his relatives) a year after the successful treatment of acute psychosis. A period of one year is a fairly conventional unit for determining the diagnosis of residual schizophrenia. The interval can last from nine to fourteen months, which suggests chronic schizophrenia. Symptoms of residual schizophrenia Negative signs prevail (the scientific term for this […]

Catatonic schizophrenia

Catatonic schizophrenia (F20.2 according to ICD-10) is a form of schizophrenia in which a complex of mental and musculo-motor disorders is observed . Symptoms of catatonic schizophrenia Catatonic stupor – a condition where the patient is in one, and that is “a frozen state” in for hours and even many days. Sometimes, with prolonged immobility, this condition can contribute to compression of the soft tissues of the […]

Schizophrenia myths

What do the relatives of people with schizophrenia face when they hear the diagnosis? On the one hand, there is pity, since this is a dear person, on the other … there may be fear, and sometimes – hostility, because a serious flaw in our society – stigma – teaches us that it is dangerous, difficult, incurable and hopeless. Is […]