By Elissa Schmiel, Hour 7
Schizophrenia: Frightening Disease of the Mind
For example, in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho", the main character, Norman Bates, has a multiple personality disorder, as well as schizophrenia. He hears who he thinks is his mother speaking to him, but it is really just his mind tricking him. In this work, people with schizophrenia are (falsely) portrayed to be crazy, murderous beings.
Those who feel they may be schizophrenic should also speak with their family (if possible). It is imperative that those closest to the afflicted are aware and educated about schizophrenia and the treatment process it entails. Patients should also discuss living arrangements (particularly if a specific type of housing is needed, such as a group home).
Short-Term Effects of Schizophrenia
Long-Term Effects of Schizophrenia
The medication clozaphine is used to control the positive symptoms while improving the negative symptoms. It was first introduced in 1990, and is taken orally in a tablet form. A prescription is needed and, if a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. It is very important not to take more than one dose to make up for the missed medication.
Zyprexa is another medication used to treat schizophrenia. It has many less symptoms than clozapine, and is more tolerable to a wider number of people. It is also used to treat bipolar disorder. Those taking it must be at least 13 years of age. It may be used with other medications, and works to alter chemicals in the brain. It is taken orally.
5. Mohit Chaunan, M.D. 1000 First Drive, NW Austin, MN 55912 Phone: 507-433-8758 No specific contact person: call the desk of the Psychiatry & Psychology Department using the previously stated phone number.
5. Mohit Chaunan, M.D.
1000 First Drive, NW
Austin, MN 55912
No specific contact person: call the desk of the Psychiatry & Psychology Department using the previously stated phone number.