Negative Manifestations Of Schizophrenia

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Mental Health Concepts (Negative Manifestations of Schizophrenia) Schizophrenia affects the ability of a person to perceive reality. It can disrupt a person’s thinking, behavior, and emotions. If someone in a family has had schizophrenia, the likely hood of it being passed down is high, and it usually develops around the late teens, but has been known to affect young children and older adults. Having this disorder can be devastating when the symptoms interfere with everyday life, such as relationships, work, and even self-care. There are several types of symptoms, positive symptoms and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms are when symptoms that shouldn’t be present suddenly arise, like for example hallucinations, delusions, altered speech,…show more content…
Dementia has a slow onset, is progressive and irreversible. Delirium can be common patients who are hospitalized, especially older patients. The symptoms of delirium include the inability for one to focus, or keep their attention on something. With delirium the actual symptoms can vary and during this incident there can be moments of lucidity along with the confusion. Some other symptoms can be disorientation, anxiety, feeling agitated, having poor memory, delusional, and visual hallucinations. Patients can experience dramatic feelings of fear, panic, and anger when in this state and it is considered a medical emergency necessitates immediate intervention. Some things that can put someone at risk for developing delirium are age, low education levels, sensory impairment, decreased functional status, if someone is malnourished, and also depression. When someone presents with delirium they usually have an awareness that something is very wrong. Now dementia happens gradually. Deterioration can take months or years. Dementia is a devastating disease that occurs when brain cells die or no longer function. You begin to see symptoms like forgetfulness, not normal forgetfulness, but instead severe memory loss. With dementia the patient begins to lose cognitive function, their ability to problem solve or learn new skills declines. Eventually they cannot even perform the usual activities of daily living. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, and usually occurs at the age of 65 or older. Signs and symptoms include impairments in memory, judgment, speech, ability to recognize familiar objects, managing daily tasks, and movement. Restlessness and agitation, and personality changes are common in patients with dementia. Getting old is one of the biggest risk factors but it can happen to younger people, some other causes could be attributed to genetics, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Dementia again is
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