Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It can significantly interfere with the ability to think rationally, control emotions and make decisions. Some of the common symptoms of schizophrenia include delusions, hallucinations, altered behavior, thought process, alterations in speech, and mood changes. The type and severity of these symptoms can vary over time. There may be periods of intermittent worsening and remission of symptoms.
The treatment for Schizophrenia primarily aims to control the psychotic symptoms with antipsychotic drugs and provide supportive care to the patient. There are many misconceptions regarding the disease, and patients battling Schizophrenia face a lot of social stigma. But thanks to the increase in awareness and improved treatment options, patients are able to lead a better quality of life at home and close to their loved ones.