Schizophrenia

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022
Mental Condition

Signs and Symptoms

Positive

  • Hallucinations e.g. hearing voices
  • Delusions e.g. believing their mind is being read

Negative

  • Inability to form close relationships
  • Reduced feelings of pleasure
  • Reduced speaking
  • Decreased ability in expressing emotions 

Disorganised 

  • Disorganised thinking pattern and speech
  • Problems in concentration and memory

Caregiver Support

Taking care of a loved one suffering from Schizophrenia can be lonely, energy draining and psychologically stressful. Speaking to a mental health professional or join a caregiver support group are some ways to meeting your own emotional needs.

Risk Factors

Biological

  • Several genes increase the risk of having schizophrenia
  • History of family members with schizophrenia increases the likelihood of getting schizophrenia
  • Chemical imbalances in the brain

Environmental

  • Malnutrition before birth
  • Problems during birth
  • Greater reactivity to stressors

Treatment

Medication

Rehabilitation

Psychotherapy

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Janna Lim

Therapist Specialist

Janna was our in-house blog writer and therapy specialist. She has supported The Therapy Platform users towards successful therapy experience. She is about to complete Master of Counselling.

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