Biological therapy for schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a disease of a biological nature, its manifestations are eliminated by influencing the metabolism of biologically active substances in the brain. Since the discovery in the 1950s of the first psychotropic drug, chlorpromazine, there has been a revolution in the treatment of mental disorders, especially schizophrenia. Until this time, the most popular treatments for schizophrenia were insulin therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, and lobotomy. Medical treatment was more symptomatic […]

Treating schizophrenia with psychotherapy

Treatment for schizophrenia is impossible without psychotherapy. Modern psychotherapy for schizophrenia is distinguished by a humane attitude towards the patient, an attitude towards him as a full and active participant in the treatment process, collaborating with a doctor. In the first stage of treatment for schizophrenia, her psychotherapy was usually carried out in an individual form, later there was an interest in group therapy for schizophrenia and, finally, in family therapy . This […]

Rehabilitation of patients with schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a disease that primarily affects the social aspects of a person’s life. it is manifested by an increase in isolation, self- doubt, fear of the surrounding reality and inability to adequately assess it, loss of emotional contacts, social skills. In the end, all this leads to the loss of these people from society, which further contributes to the progression of the disease. In addition […]

Recommendations for relatives of schizophrenic patients

What to do if a loved one has schizophrenia What should be the sequence of your actions, if someone – that of the closest people to you has schizophrenia? See an experienced doctor. Remember that the time limit are important and in many ways determine the success of therapy. Most often, treatment of schizophrenia should be started in a hospital, it should include an accurate diagnosis, since […]

VSD or depression

Vegetovascular dystonia (VVD) and depression are associated both as two simultaneously occurring diseases, and as the main problem and its symptom. Disorders of the autonomic nervous system lead to the appearance of neuroses, obsessive thoughts, a depressive state. At times, depression becomes the first symptom of vegetative imbalance. Therefore, when contacting a doctor with signs of […]

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 […]