What´s Paranoid Schizophrenia?

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PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA Paranoid Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness in which reality is distorted, also known as psychosis; people with Paranoid Schizophrenia cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. Paranoid Schizophrenia is one of the most common diagnosed forms of Schizophrenia; it only affects 1% of the general population, about 2.2 million people. People diagnosed with schizophrenia make up about half of all patients in psychiatric hospitals and may occupy as many as one quarter of the world's hospital beds. People with schizophrenia have problems remembering, paying attention, and communication .Some researchers believe Paranoid Schizophrenia develops as a young child, but major symptoms do not affect the mind fully until…show more content…
Skulls were found with holes driven right through the bone so the demon could leave the possessed body. In The book of hearts, symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia were mentioned. Some Scientists believe, that there is a possibility that in the Christian period people that were saints in fact were schizophrenic, that is why they heard voices and saw visions they were really hallucinating. After that many women that suffered from schizophrenic symptoms were considered witches and burned at the stake. Schizophrenia was first called dementia paradox, and it became part of the DSM over 100 years ago or what was like the DSM. To be clinically diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia, according to the current DSM, you have to have two of the following conditions present for a large portion of the time during a one-month period. Delusions, hallucinations disorganized speech (i.e. frequent incoherence) disorganized or catatonic behavior, negative symptoms such as affective flatting, alogia, or avolition. Some of the symptoms to watch for at home are hearing voices, anxiety, violence, suicidal thoughts, and delusions. Paranoid Schizophrenia is thought to mainly affect cognition, but it also can contribute to chronic problems…show more content…
Another big theoretical view is the dopamine theory much research has been done on the neurotransmitter dopamine. According to the dopamine theory, people with schizophrenia use an abundance of dopamine, although they may not make more of it. Researchers suggest that people with schizophrenia have a large concentration of dopamine at the synapses in the brain, this maybe linked to the confusion that characterizes people with schizophrenia. Treatment for schizophrenic symptoms varies from patient to patient depending on how bad a persons schizophrenic symptom are, but the normal for people with mild schizophrenia is counseling and therapy plus medications that help control the symptoms. Some other forms of treatment is rehab, and family therapy also other people suffering from the same disorder also sometimes hospitalization is required to make sure that the medication works and the symptoms will go away. All these treatments are great compared to how they treated schizophrenia patients before the revolution of mental health came about. Before medications were given to treat schizophrenia people were committed to insane asylums and tied down and left for

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