Schizophrenia and Wrestling With the Unconscious


There have always been people within our society who have seen and/or heard things that are not apparent to others. Many of them hear “voices”. Some of these may seem to be helpful voices of creation while others come across as malevolent and destructive. In clinical terms, the tendency to perceive and react to stimuli that others do not recognize as “reality” has often been labeled schizophrenia...

Caring for Someone With Schizophrenia


Anyone who has cared for the mentally ill knows that while people sympathize with the sick and disabled, they often regard the mentally ill with fear and suspicion. And such fear and suspicion is especially common towards schizophrenics. Carers thus find themselves not only stressed and exhausted but also isolated and lonely. The Nature of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia can be scary, both for the...

Defining the Types of Schizophrenia


Schizophrenia is one of those words that everybody uses but few people actually understand. Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that interrupts people’s natural flow of life and makes it nearly impossible for them to function normally. Those suffering from schizophrenia are incapable of separating reality from what they are imagining. They often hear voices, suffer from hallucinations, have...

Diagnosing Schizophrenia on Younger People


If you ask families of schizophrenic patients to explain about the onset of this disorder, no two accounts will be completely the same. A likely reason that you will get widely different descriptions is because often schizophrenia creeps in really slowly until its signs become too obvious, and sometimes it shows up so suddenly, like a thunderbolt out of the blue. Many early signs of schizophrenia...

Debunking Six Myths on Schizophrenia


People wrongly relate schizophrenia symptoms with multiple or split personalities, antisocial behaviors and other mental disabilities. Others think that schizophrenia is a defect in character and that someone could behave well if he really needed or wanted to. These are six common myths on schizophrenia: 1. Multiple or split personality is a type of schizophrenia. Multiple personality, which is a...

Mark Thomas