Five Categories of Schizophrenia

1068 WordsJul 8, 20185 Pages
Suppressing Me, Myself, and I R. D. Laing has stated, “Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair” (“Schizophrenia Quotes” 1). In his statement, he reveals a side of schizophrenia that is more than a mental disorder, he shows how vulnerable and painful the disorder can be for those who are diagnosed. Patients who have been diagnosed with such a challenging obstacle, may often feel a sense of despair in an attempt to conquer schizophrenia and its symptoms. Medication for the mental disorder has advanced, so that those affected can manage and control the symptoms that come along with schizophrenia to live a healthy, fulfilling life. People today are not completely educated about schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a…show more content…
Other effects can include: significantly low blood pressure, dizziness, irregular pulse, congestion, dry mouth, constipation, and a mild fever. The antipsychotic drugs can be taken in three forms: liquid, tablet, and injecting the muscle. The main use of the drugs is to induce an “emotional quieting” for both the “positive” and negative symptoms of schizophrenia (Bernhein and Lewin 125-129). Along with the use of antipsychotics, therapies have been known to assist and aid the treatment of schizophrenia. Electroconvulsive therapy (ETC), psychosurgery, and vitamin therapy, helped manage the obstacles that patients faced. In electroconvulsive therapy, attachments are placed on the temples and the attachments send currents through the brain that result in a seizure that is short lasting. After the seizure has passed, the patient remains unconscious and have no recollection of the pain or feeling. As effective as it sounds, the ETC therapy normally caused fractures and broken bones during the seizure. To reduce the risk, doctors gave the patients medicine to temporarily paralyze them. In ETC therapy, the treatments would help calm the brain of any hallucinations and would help to pacify the patient. Derdivanis 4 Psychosurgery was introduced before the full understanding of the human brain through CT scans and MRI scans. In psychosurgery, the cord that is between the frontal lobes and the thalamus, are cut. By cutting this
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