Module Two SCHIZOPHRENIA. Lesson 1 : What is schizophrenia and who it is manifested Lesson 2 : How the patient himself experiences Schizophrenia Lesson 3 : What are the causes of Schizophrenia Lesson 4 : Ways of treatment for Schizophrenia Lesson 5 : Schizophrenia and Family
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WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA AND HOW IT IS MANIFESTED
The subject of Schizophrenia preoccupy the society and attracts the Media. Unfortunately what is said or written is often inaccurate and create false impressions, which, in their turn, block the more efficient treatment of this serious problem.
Slide 2.1.1: Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Aberrant ideas (hallucinations)
Reduction of emotions
Poor content of though and speech
Lack of desire and pleasure
Slide 2.1.2: different types of Schizophrenia
Slide 2.1.4: Factors that influence negatively the progress of Schizophrenia?
HOW THE PATIENT HIMSELF EXPERIENCE SCHIZOPHRENIA
It is really important to try to understand how exactly thinks and feels a person who is under the effect of hallucinating disorders and auditory delusions and why his behavior is disordered.
Slide 2.2.1: Fields of human functionality that might be influenced from Schizophrenia
CAUSES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
In reality, we do not know yet the causes of Schizophrenia. Scientists have studied many different factors who could possibly explain the reason why people manifest Schizophrenia. At present we have not found a concrete causal factor. But as it appears there are plenty factors that contribute in combination with each other to its manifestation.
Slide 2.3.1: Causal factors of Schizophrenia
Slide 2.3.1:Possibility of manifestation of Schizophrenia to relatives
Monozygotic twins (identical twins) 45% (100% similar genetic material)
Probability of the manifestation of the disease to the general population is estimated to 1%.
WHICH IS THE THERAPEUTICAL TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
Slide 2.4.1: Therapeutical interventions used in Schizophrenia
Legends spread regarding antipsychotic medication :
The patients usually want to stop their medication due to one of the following reasons:
Slide 2.4.2: Common antipsychotic drugs
Slide 2.4.3: Side effects of antipsychotic drugs
FAMILY AND SCHIZOPHRENIA
The meaning of Expressed Emotion (EE):
negative comments towards the patient
aggressive behavior towards him.
The charge of the family
OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
Other psychotic disorders:
Brief Psychotic Disorder
Psychotic Disorder Not Otherwise Specified