By: Sophia Yang
What is it?
300, 000 Canadians are affected by Schrizophrenia which is also 1% of the population. (schrizophrenia)
Schriphrenia has a higher change of occuring in female's in their late twenties or early thirties. (schrizophrenia)
Schrizophrenia tends to occur in males during their late teens or early twenties. (schrizophrenia)
causes of Schrizophrenia
How does Schrizophrenia affect individual's daily life?
Relationships with friends: These relationships could be affected because the individual may withdraw from these relationships. They may eperience different moods and produce differnet behavior that the individual does not normally exhibit. The individual may struggle to produce normal conversation or keep strong relationships because they lose control of their motor and speech at times or experiences delusions where they can not tell from what is reality. (healthyplace)
Family: The individual's family may be affected because alot of the attention is towards the individual. Normal activity in the family could be withdrawn because the focus is helping the individual. They may struggle with coping with the fact that one of their family members acts a certain way and to not exhibit their old personality. Schrizophrenia could also cause financial struggles because depending on what is availiable to them, therapy and treatment is needed for the individual to live a healthy life. This may add the burden of financial struggles in famillies or individuals which limits them to not be able to receive the proper treatment. (healthylife)
School: The individual may start to struggle in school as their thought processes are constantly being disturbed. They may lose focus and may feel isolated in the classroom. (healthyplace)
At work: Schrizophrenia can affect a individual's career immensely because it may be difficult to produce the same work that they usually are able to do. Disorganized speech and odd behaviour can be off putting for employers. Potentially, individuals with Shcrizophrenia would be laid off and unemployed. Unemployement and lack of family support may even lead to homelessness. (healthyplace)
Social events: Individuals with Schrizophrenia may have difficulty making new relationship with people because of their changed behaviour. Inappropriate things could be said or done that prevents others from associating with the indivudual. Inability to make new relationships can cause a feeling of isolation in the individual. (healthyplace)
Schrizophrenia can lead to many difficulties socially, emotionally and physically. They may not be able to perform their daily tasks and activities. Hallucinations and disorganized speech and behaviour can take over somebody's lifestyle.
Community services for Schrizophrenia
Mental Health Helpline
Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Criticisms of programs
- Credit Valley services are only open from 9am -5 pm from Monday to Friday. They are closed Saturday and Sunday. These hours of operation are not convenient for many people.
- The Schrizophrenia Society of Ontario- Oakville location is only open Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm which can be quite inconvenient for many people. The closest location from this organization is the Oakville location for people that live in Mississauga. Transportation could be an issue. The support group is only offered in English but living in a multicultural city, it could be limiting for many people.
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: the website is very confusing to use and hard to find the program fit for you. People are not good with computers will have difficulty getting the right help. The information provided was very minimal and not accessible. There were not hours of operation. To get this service there are many ristriction like you have to be between the ages of 16-45, live in Region of Peel and have a referral to be eligible to receive services. These restriction can be very limiting for people looking for help or are not aware that they have Psychosis (symptom of Schrizophrenia).
This video by Crashcourse on Yotube provides an education video on Schrizophrenia. There are many misconceptions about mental disorders as there are around Schrizophrenia. This video talks about what Shcrizophrenia is and the difference between Schrizophrenia and Multiple Personality Disorder or Dissociative Personality Disorder.
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