Schizophreni A Major Psychiatric Disorder

886 Words Dec 9th, 2015 4 Pages
Schizophrenia is a major psychiatric disorder that can be crippiling, and is one of top 10 disabilites in the world (Bhargav, Nagendra, Gangadhar, and Nagarathna, 2014). Schizophrenia usually effects males in the early 20 's and women in their late 20 's. Symptoms include: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking (speech), and abnormal motor behavior (mayo clinic). Even with proper treatment patients still experience symptoms related to their disorder. Proper medication can help with symptoms, but sometimes this comes with cost of side effects that make a patient not even want to take the medicine. There is also the cost of paying for a doctor, which can be quite expensive. The initial consultation can cost up to three hundred dollars with each subsequent visit costing 100 dollars. There is also the stigma that goes along with Schizophrenia. I 'm sure everyone has seen the man or woman walking down the street talking to someone that isn 't there, this person could appear quite normal with help. Schizophrenics are ordinary people that have a disorder, and with proper treatment can function in society. As mentioned earlier even with proper treatment individuals with Schizophrenia still experience negative symptoms; as a result a lot of individuals with Schizophrenia are seeking add on treatments, including myself being diagnosed with Schizophrenia at the age of 21. Add on treatments are treatments, such as yoga, that go hand in hand with everyday…
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