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What is the Treatment for Schizophrenia

What is the treatment for schizophrenia Schizophrenia is an often misperceived illness that affects millions of people worldwide. Schizophrenia is part of a group of psychotic disorders that affect the thinking and behavior of people who have them. Out of all psychotic disorders, schizophrenia is one of the most disabling and chronic condition a person could have –  it’s a lifelong illness and cannot be cured. However, it can be treated with a combination of medications, therapy, and other treatments. In this article we will have a look on what is the treatment for schizophrenia . Schizophrenia Overview What is it like to have Schizophrenia People who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia may suffer from psychotic episodes (a loss of contact with reality) during which they experience extraordinary mood swings and may become anxious and withdrawn. These swings are called psychotic episodes. A person may sometimes go his entire life and suffer from only one episode. Other people may exp

Dissociative Disorders: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, Treatment

Dissociative Disorders Each one of us experiences a kind of system glitch or a temporary blackout of our brain functioning once in a while. For instance, we may find ourselves driving into an unfamiliar place without knowing why, possibly due to our preoccupation to our personal problems. There are times as well that we tend to separate ourselves from the real world due to the fantastic scenes of a great movie we are watching. These scenarios are what we refer to as non-pathological dissociation. These phenomena normally happen infrequently without causing disruptions and disturbances to our normal functioning. Individuals with dissociative disorders, however, experience serious disruptions in memory, identity and self-perception. Dissociation among these persons usually happens in a span of several minutes to hours leading to disorientation, confusion, and failure to recognize past events in life. What is Dissociation Dissociation is defined as a partial or complete disturbance or dis

How to Prevent Relapse and Recurrence of Depression

Preventing Relapse and Recurrence of Depression Depression is something which tends to return over a time even if it is diagnosed initially and have been successfully treated. This fact can prove to be quite discouraging if someone is at the early stage of depression. The fact associated with it can be a good news, as relapses/recurrences of depression are common but steps can be taken to minimize the effect and it can even be prevented altogether . Can Depression Recur While there are treatments available for depression , it is important to understand that the illness can come back. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 50 percent of people who have had one episode of depression will have another one at some point in their lives. [ Read the article ] So, relapse and recurrence are common among those with depression , and so, it should not be taken as a single episode and then forgotten. Rather depression is such a kind of a problem which requires yo

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How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

How to Deal With the Depression It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or a challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. In fact, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder Panic Attack A panic attack is a sudden or intense anxiety or fear. Panic attacks usually come with the following symptoms: dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, light headedness. Panic attacks are unpredictable and happen in a range of situations.     See also: Anxiety Attack Some people have only one or two in their lifetime, others will have a group of them which center around increasing stress in their life and for others it could be a daily event in which case it is caused a panic disorder. People who suffer on going panic attacks will generally develop a fear of having panic attacks and go on to avoid situations in which escape would be difficult. Some people who have social anxiety disorder often have panic attacks as part of their symptoms. These attacks are also called anxiety attacks and are usually resolved by removing the problem or trigger situation. What does panic attack feel like If you do have panic attacks y

Some Commonly Experienced Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders In this page we will discuss some of the anxiety disorder symptoms which are commonly experienced in generalized anxiety , post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks . It is important to note, however, that anxiety is capable of creating hundreds of different anxiety disorder symptoms, so this is by no means an exclusive list. Shortness of breath / Shallow Breath, and Smothering Sensations : This is one of the most common anxiety disorder symptoms - it may feel as though you aren’t getting enough air into your lungs or as though someone is pressing up against your chest cavity and restricting your air intake. This is just a harmless sensation! Don’t worry about it or be concerned that you aren’t breathing properly because you are! If you weren’t breathing properly you would be unconscious. As with all anxiety disorder symptoms, don’t give these sensations any credit, they will go away. FAQ :