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Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders treatment

Description
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder and a form of psychosis where the patient is not in touch with reality and is marked by severe personality derangements. It is characterized by four major symptoms that include, thought disorder, perception disorder, emotional disturbance; and behavior disorder.
Causes
Biological factors that are genetically inherited because of a family history of schizophrenia; an imbalance in brain chemistry mostly in the levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine; environmental factors during the growth and development of a person, encountering severe forms of mental/emotion stress or physical/mental trauma could be some of the factors that contribute to this me View more...
Prevention
While there are no clear cut methodologies towards preventing schizophrenia; ensuring timely treatment; continued treatment; regular administration of medications; balanced diet rich in vitamin B supplements, folic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids; regular exercise; yoga and meditation; aromatherapy; being occupied in tasks that involve physical and mental activities help improve the symptoms and red View more...
Common Symptoms
There are several symptoms that characterize schizophrenia and the initial symptoms of schizophrenia include a total disruption in the patient’s personal relationships and social life, where the patient withdraws and shies away from interacting with people, participating in social activities, and isolating oneself from all near and dear ones, finally ending up in building illogical thought process View more...
Rare Symptoms
Rare symptoms include auditory and visual hallucinations; delusions; disorientation to place; people; and time; altered speech; paranoia; superhuman strength; superior insights; and catatonic behavior marked by still and motionless postures for hours or sometimes days.
Traditional Treatment
Pharmacological treatment includes administration of antipsychotic medications called neuroleptics. The antipsychotic medications are further classified into two main categories, typical antipsychotic drugs and atypical antipsychotics. Typical antipsychotic medications are considered to have more severe side effects like tremors and muscle spasms when compared to the newer typical antipsychotic me View more...
Alternative Treatment
Homeopathic medicine for schizophrenia includes, Lachesis, Ars-alb, Aurum-met, Hyoscyamus, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Stramonium, Sulphur, Aconite, Belladona, Ignatia, Merc-sol, Psorinum, Rhus-tox, Anacardium, Calc-carb, Causticum, Cimicifuga, Helleborus, Kali-brom, Natrum-sulph, Opium, Sepia, Aurum-mur, Cannabis-indica etc.
Herbal remedies which can act as a supplement to medication and psychother View more...
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