Update: 11/15/2013 17:19
See: 11/15/2018, 16:55
Prague – about a hundred people in the Czech Republic suffer from schizophrenia. It's about 100,000 inhabitants. The incidence of the disease is not different in other countries. Thanks to medication and therapy, most patients can manage the illness and lead everyday life. They say organizations that help patients with mental illnesses and fight against myths of mental illness. In order to eliminate the stigma of schizophrenia, the 100,000 invisible campaign, whose name refers to the number of patients, is trying to contribute.
"Chances of a relatively normal and happy life are fairly high in the diagnosis of schizophrenia," says a website of schizophrenia in which people can find information about illness, prevention, treatment and help.
Schizophrenia is a psychosis. The patient has a separate way of thinking, inaccurate insight into reality and inappropriate behavior. He has difficulty distinguishing ideas from reality, interpreting misconceptions in the environment. He has oblivion and depression, he is hypersensitive and aggressive. It often closes and isolates itself from others.
According to organizations that help mental illness, a person has schizophrenia, such as increased sensitivity and vulnerability. The problem then activates the trigger. Often, not usually stress, the main stress is strong. Psichoveb mentions the need to go abroad and to stay in another language environment, high school or work requirements, and problems related to relationships. According to Green Doors, which helps people with mental illness to return to work, the quality of relationships with relatives is important.
Schizophrenia usually occurs between the fifteenth and thirtieth years. With a higher age of probability of the disease it decreases. In men, they usually appear within 25 or 28 years, in women, after twenty-five to thirty-five years.
The disease uses medications – psychopharmaceuticals, in the long term. Therapy complements psychological help. "Psychotherapy and psychosocial support can help people to deal with this disease by allowing them to deal with everyday concerns and find new ways to fight the disease, thereby increasing the ability of patients to deal with practical activities of daily life such as shopping or getting to know each other with other people ", the campaign organizers said 100,000 invisible.
According to schizophrenic psychology, one-third of patients have been cured. In one third, there is improvement, although some symptoms exist or are coming back. The remaining third has chronic symptoms.
"One of the biggest obstacles to successful treatment and management of schizophrenia is the stigma associated with this disease, which can lead to serious discrimination that unnecessarily exacerbates the difficulties of patients with schizophrenia," said the Center for the Development of Mental Health. Misconceptions include the fact that schizophrenia is untenable and no one leaves it, patients are dangerous, incapable of work, or incapable of rational decision-making about their lives, the center calculated. According to him, in addition to the development of new drugs with minimal side effects, the need for education is not only for the public, but also for teachers and doctors.
Schizophrenia allegedly suffers from the son of Prime Minister Andrew Babys, who is the same name. He claims that his father kept him in the Crimea, so he could not testify in the case of the "Nest holiday", for which he and the prime minister are facing allegations of fraud with subsidies. According to the prime minister, this is not true. If his son suffered from schizophrenia, Babis reported earlier on Wednesday. However, his son spoke of "pseudo-demons" in an e-mail message to the press and said he would have to be under constant surveillance, as the prime minister said.