Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders
Schizophrenia is one of the most serious and common Psychotic Disorders, its name derives from the greek meaning "split mind", indeed, not entirely appropriate. The manifestations of schizophrenia in major cognitive functions such as emotions and behavior of the person. Most schizophrenics suffer from a chronic or episodic in throughout his life, and is often stigmatized by lack of attention. More
The schizophrenic is in fact completely alien to the surroundings and the personal and interpersonal events outside, retreating into his own world and reacting to stimuli in an incoherent and incomprehensible. So Schizophrenia makes progressively fragmented personality and methods of interpersonal exchange, thus involving not only the social sphere, but also the family. The first signs of schizophrenia usually occur during adolescence and early adulthood. Often the effects of the disease are confusing and upsetting family and friends. People with schizophrenia have difficulty in articulating thoughts. This condition leads them to have hallucinations, delusions, disjointed thoughts and behaviors, and unusual speech. Because of these symptoms, people suffering from this disease has serious difficulty interacting with others and tend to isolate themselves from the outside world. The first signs of schizophrenia typically occur in adolescence or early adulthood. Most schizophrenics suffer from a chronic or episodic in throughout his life, and is often stigmatized by lack of general understanding about the disease. Actually, who suffers from schizophrenia does not have a "split personality", and almost all schizophrenics are not dangerous or violent towards others, contrary to what is commonly believed. Indeed, it is much more likely to be victims themselves, rather than responsible for acts of violence.