Schizophrenia is a serious disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary, may be unresponsive or withdrawn, and may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations.
HOW IS SCHIZOPHRENIA DIAGNOSED?
Schizophrenia is diagnosed in people by observing their behaviour. The doctor would run some tests including blood tests, imaging studies and psychological examination.
HOW IS SCHIZOPHRENIA TREATED?
The most effective treatment of schizophrenia is combination of medication and psychological counselling. Hallucinations and delusions can also be controlled by medication to some extent. It is also essential for the patient to comply with the treatment for productive results.
DID YOU KNOW?
First time experiences of Schizophrenia are very difficult to manage and the person takes a long time to recover.