World Schizophrenia Day 2020: How This Mental Disorder Can Be Dangerous?

Updated at: May 23, 2020
World Schizophrenia Day 2020: How This Mental Disorder Can Be Dangerous?

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness. If given the right treatment, schizophrenia patients can recover quickly and live a healthy life. 

Tavishi Dogra
Other DiseasesWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: May 23, 2020

World Schizophrenia Day 2020: Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness (and this disease) that mostly occurs in childhood or adolescence. The schizophrenia patient mostly complains of confusion and scary shadows. Many other problems can also happen to the patient of this disease. Do you know that a schizophrenia patient may have to struggle throughout his life to fight this disease? Schizophrenia is considered the most dangerous problem in mental disorders. A schizophrenia patient can quickly become frustrated with life. And many times, the patient also has a strong desire to commit suicide. In this article, we will give you information about what is schizophrenia, categories of schizophrenia and how schizophrenia could be dangerous?

What Is Schizophrenia?

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  • Men can get this disease at a younger age than women. In most cases, the patient is unable to know about the condition. However, in some cases, the patient goes deep into the marshes soon after suffering schizophrenia. A schizophrenia patient may have problems with seeing shadows. It is also seen that most patients with schizophrenia become dependent on others because they are neither able to take care of themselves nor work like jobs.
  • Many patients with schizophrenia also oppose treatment, and they are not ready to believe that they have a problem. In some patients, its symptoms are visible, while in other patients, no inference can be made or seen. Schizophrenia can have an effect beyond the patient to family, friends and society too. Symptoms and signs of schizophrenia can be different in every patient.

How dangerous is Schizophrenia?

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  • Do you know why Schizophrenia is considered the most dangerous of mental illnesses? If not adequately treated, schizophrenia is prone to suicides by about 25 per cent of patients. Nearly four million people have schizophrenia of various degrees in India. About 90 per cent of the patients who have not been treated for schizophrenia are in developing countries like India.
  • If we talk about the whole world, there are about 25 million patients of schizophrenia worldwide. Talking about schizophrenia statistics, this disease can occur in 10 people per 1000 adults. The frequent victims of this disease are mostly people in the 16–45 age group.

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Categories of Schizophrenia: Symptoms of schizophrenia can be mainly divided into four categories.

  • Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Such symptoms are also known as Psychotic Symptoms—for example, the illusion of being someone or seeing a scary shadow.
  • Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia: To identify these symptoms, one has to seek the help of a specialist or doctor. After reaching the peak of these symptoms, there is no expression on the face of the patient. Apart from this, a person gets frustrated and hopeless even in his life.

  • Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia: These symptoms are understood by affecting the patient's ability to think and understand. The patient's thinking can be very positive or very negative. Patients with this symptom are unable to concentrate on any one thing for a long time.
  • Emotional Symptoms of Schizophrenia: These are mostly negative symptoms, such as the death of emotions. That is, in this disease, the patient neither feels happiness nor feels sadness.

Conclusion: With the proper treatment, the symptoms of schizophrenia begin to go away soon. However, in most cases, it takes a long time for the patients to get rid of these symptoms.

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