an exact definition of Schizophrenia is always a debate to experts ,
there are indications that more evident that schizophrenia is a disorder
that occurs in brain function . In the book The Broken Brain : The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry by Dr. . Nancy Andreasen , said that the current evidence about the attack Schizophrenia is a matter that involves many factors . These
factors include changes in the physical structure of the brain ,
changes in the chemical structure of the brain , and genetic factors .
Inside there are billions of brain cell connections . Each cell line as well as a place to continue to receive messages from other cell connection . The
cell connection releasing chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry
messages from one cell line end to end connection to another cell . In the brain that develop schizophrenia , there is a fault or damage to the communications system .
families with schizophrenia in it , will understand clearly what is
experienced by patients with schizophrenia by comparing the brain with
the phone . In the normal person , the system switches to work with a normal brain . Perceptual
signals that come shipped back perfectly without any interference
resulting in feelings , thoughts , and ultimately act upon the needs of
the moment . In the brains of patients with schizophrenia , the signals are transmitted disorder that had not reached the target cell line .
gradually formed where the family and the patient does not realize
there is something wrong in the brain in a long time . Slowly damage that eventually became hidden and dangerous schizophrenia . The symptoms slowly it could be acute schizophrenia . The
period of acute schizophrenia is a disorder that is short and strong ,
which include hallucinations , misdirection mind ( delusions ) , and a
failure to think .
Schizophrenia sometimes sudden attack . Very dramatic behavioral changes occur within a few days or weeks . The sudden attacks always trigger a rapid acute period . Some people develop a lifelong disorder , but many are able to return to normal life in the acute period . Most
found that they were ostracized , suffering from severe depression ,
and can not function as a normal person in a like environment .
In some cases , attacks can rise to what is called chronic schizophrenia . Patients
become savage , lose as a human character in social life , have no
motivation at all , depression , and lack of sensitivity about his own
Psychiatrists distinguish the symptoms of schizophrenia into two , namely positive and negative symptoms .
always occurs when the stimulation is too strong and the brain is not
able to interpret and respond to the message or stimulus coming . People with schizophrenia may hear voices or see things that are not there , or experiencing an unusual sensation in his body . Auditory hallucinations , symptoms usually occur , the patient felt a voice from within him . Sometimes
it felt soothing voice , gives peace , but sometimes the voice told him
to do something really dangerous , like a suicide .
Misdirection mind ( delusions ) is a strong belief in something that is sometimes interpreted contrary to reality . For
example , in patients with schizophrenia , the traffic lights on the
highway red green yellow , regarded as a gesture of outer space . Some people turn out to be a paranoid schizophrenic . They always felt being scrutinized , staked out , or about to be attacked.
Failure of thinking leads to a problem where people with schizophrenia are not able to process and organize his thoughts . Most people are not able to understand the relationship between reality and logic . Because
individuals with schizophrenia who are not able to set his mind to make
them speak recklessly and can not be captured in the logic . Inability to think result in the inability to control your emotions and feelings . As
a result, people with schizophrenia sometimes laughing to himself or
talking to himself out loud without a care in the world .
that makes people with schizophrenia could not understand who he was ,
did not dress , and could not understand what it is man . He also could not understand when he was born , where he was , and so on .
Patients with schizophrenia lose motivation and apathy means loss of energy and interest in life that make people become lazy . Because patients with schizophrenia only has a little energy , they can not do anything other than sleep and eat .
Feeling emotionally blunted make people with schizophrenia to be flat . People with schizophrenia do not have a good expression of his countenance and movements , as if he did not have any emotion . But this does not mean that people with schizophrenia can not feel any sense . They may be able to receive gifts and attention of others , but can not express their feelings .
Depression who do not know the feeling of wanting to help and hope , always be a part of life in patients with schizophrenia . They do not feel they have deviant behavior , relationships can not build relationships with others , and do not know love . Feelings of depression is something that is very painful . In addition , the biological brain changes also contribute to depression .
Ongoing depression will make people with schizophrenia withdraw from their environment . They always feel safe when alone .
some cases , schizophrenia attacking young men between 15 and 30 years
old , but most of the attacks occurred at the age of 40 years and above .
Schizophrenia can affect anyone regardless of gender, race , or socioeconomic level . Schizophrenia is estimated as many as 1 % of the number of humans on earth .
Schizophrenia can not be cured until now . But with the help of psychiatrist and medication , schizophrenia can be controlled . Recovery does happen sometimes , but it can not be predicted . In some cases , patients become better than before . Relief
of symptoms always appear in the first 2 years after the patients
treated , and gradually became rare after 5 years of treatment . At
that advanced age , over 40 years old , lives with schizophrenia are
treated , the better , given drug dosage will be reduced , and the
frequency of treatment will be increasingly rare .