Do you know if you suffer from Schizophrenia? What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that interferes in the way a person acts, thinks and views the world around them. People that suffer from this chronic disorder have lost contact with reality. They are deluded in their thoughts. People with this disorder may see or hear things that are not in touch with reality.
The following points will determine whether a person has the symptoms of schizophrenia. It should be noted that a sufferer of this chronic disorder may not have all the symptoms present and can develop new symptoms over time.
Delusions: This is the most common symptom of schizophrenia where a person believes in something that is totally untrue. There is no logic to their thought. A sufferer can have different type of delusions for example, they feel someone is out to get them, or they are being controlled by aliens. They may feel that they are being persecuted, or someone is controlling them. Some delusions are related to grandeur, they are someone special in history or they can fly. As you can tell delusions are a broad subject matter but symptoms of schizophrenia are related.
Hallucinations: Sufferers seem to hear voices and noise that is in their mind. They may hear voices from people they know or noise that only they can hear. It seems to get worse when they are alone.
Disorganized Speech: People suffering from schizophrenia often have speech disorders. For example, a person will begin a sentence talking about one subject and then jump to another. Sufferers have a hard time concentrating and maintaining any thought process. In a two minute conversation a sufferer may speak about five different subject matters if not more.
Disorganized Behavior: There appears to be a decline in daily functioning. The person portrays a bizarre behavior with a lack of control. There is more unpredictable responses in their behavior. A person is unable to interact with people at work or in social surroundings because of their irrational behavior.
Negative Symptoms: People suffering from schizophrenia lack emotional expression, they suffer from less enthusiasm and are at times unaware of their surroundings. They will show a bizarre set of behaviors, and not have the sense of their consequences.
Are you or someone you know suffering from Schizophrenia? There are many resources available to help with this chronic disorder. You can now cope with schizophrenia symptoms by using self help methods and eradicating this disorder.