Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder. When Schizophrenia is active, symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations (false belief), trouble with thinking and concentration and lack of motivation.     

Many people think that Schizophrenic patient is dangerous to other people they thought that this disorder is more harm full than any other type of disorder. A person who suffers from this disorder becomes isolated. Our society did not accept them. Most people of schizophrenia are not dangerous or violent. Most of them live with family. 

Schizophrenia refers to “loosing” of thought and feelings. Many people mistakenly think of schizophrenia as a split personality or multiple personalities. Research shows that genes play the biggest role. Schizophrenia is about 50% heritable, which means that genetics are fairly predictive. In fact identical twin studies it was shown that if one twin has schizophrenia there is a 

50/50 chance that the other one will. If one of your parents has it there is about a 10% chance that you will be diagnosed, too.

World health organization describe that schizophrenia is one of the most challenging psychiatric diseases it affects more than 21 million people worldwide. 

I interview a person who has schizophrenia and I ask him to describe your medical illness or symptoms. He says that I have suffered from hallucination he sees and feels and hear things that are not real. I ask him what kind of things you can see he replied I see a devil or none.

The current situation in all over the world because of COVID-19 schizophrenia patient is extremely vulnerable. They are already being stigmatized and isolated. Schizophrenic patient taking treatment at high risk. Replace will result in suffering not only for the patient and also for hid family. 

To help schizophrenic patient some tips which help them in lockdown situation are:

  • Spend times in simple tasks.
  • Keep informed but reduce over news consumption 
  • Stay active both physically and mentally.
  • Keep social distance but maintain a relationship with a loved one. 
  • Set remainder on phone for medication 
  • Get in touch with a doctor for assistance.

At what age do the symptoms of schizophrenia appear? Symptoms such as hallucination and delusions usually start between ages 16 and 30. Men tend to experience symptoms earlier than women. Most of the time, people do not schizophrenia after the age of 45. 

Research shows that a lower level of protein connection between neuron in the living brains of people with schizophrenia. The researcher conducted the scans at the psychiatric imaging facility at (MRC) London institute of medical science says these changes could be seen in schizophrenia and provide a target for research into new treatments.

Submitted by “Eisha Alam