There are also some cases, which suggest that the disease is caused by damage to the brain during early childhood or even in the womb. Since 1935, reports have shown that individuals with schizophrenia have unusual fingerprint and palm-print patterns. In the past, it was thought that the design of fingerprints was determined entirely by genetics. However, it is now known that disturbances in the first few months of a babys development in the womb can alter the fingerprint pattern. Not only are the effects of schizophrenia hard on the individual who has the disease, but they are also hard on the family and friends of the individual. Schizophrenia is one of the most important public health problems.
This disease is a very common, devastating, and tragic mental illness that most often strikes youth people right when they are maturing into adulthood. Once it strikes, morbidity and mortality become high. Sixty percent of patients receive disability benefits within the first year after diagnosis. The suicide rate for schizophrenic patients is 10 percent. Statistics like these are very scary but real. Schizophrenia is everywhere and it is often misunderstood.
The medical profession as well as the public characterizes people with the disease. Recent studies on patient suicide revealed that 40% reported suicidal ideation. Twenty-three percent of the patients reported suicide attempts and 6.4% died from suicide. The patients who died from suicide had less severe symptoms than patients without suicidal behaviors did. However, suspiciousness and delusions, two symptoms considered positive, were more severe among successful suicides. The schizophrenic patients who are in the paranoid subtype are associated with a high 12% risk of suicide.
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The deficit subtype was connected with a low risk of 1.5%. These statistics suggest that negative symptoms like diminished drive, blunted affect, and social and emotional withdrawal, do not affect the desire of suicide in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. The deficit schizophrenia subtype describes a group of patients who have a low risk for suicide. Suspiciousness, which thrives in the absence of negative symptoms, describes the somewhat elevated risk group. Sadly enough, recent studies have shown that by the year 2025, mental illnesses will be the worlds biggest killers. Disturbing statistics like this help spark efforts by the medical community to find a cure and a definite cause. Another result of schizophrenia that can be harmful to those patients who have it is depression. Without proper treatment, a major depressive episode can last between 6 and 12 months.
However, in between these episodes, the patient can feel completely normal and well. They may not even notice any symptoms. Although some people with depression can go without treatment, most find it easier to receive help. Treatment for depression is important because: early treatment may prevent severity, thoughts of suicide may go away, those in between depression episodes may feel completely well, 1 out of 4 people with depression will still experience some symptoms during episodes which can lead to severity if not treated, and treatment can prevent persistent depression. Research has found that the more episodes of depression a person has, the more likely they are to have another. Schizophrenia is a terrible disease, which is hard on the individual as well as their family members and friends.
Although little was known in the past about schizophrenia, it has recently become less of a mystery. Research, treatment, and family and friend organizations provide rays of hope to patients with this cruel disease. Because of the unfamiliarity of the disease to the public, extensive research is being done to inform and advise society as a whole..
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