How to live with schizophrenia

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To begin - do you know that:

  • Schizophrenia is a brain disease
  • Schizophrenia can be treated efficiently just like any other diseases
  • Schizophrenia is treated mainly with neuroleptics
  • To be effective the drugs need to be administered systematically
  • Long-acting drugs in form of injections are convenient, safe and help to control the symptoms of the disease efficiently

Every disease has its symptoms

 

DIABETES BROKEN LEG HYPERTENSION

patient's blood sugar level is high causing he/she is weak,

feels unwell, has excessive thirst, drinks a lot of liquids…

pain, unable to walk…

high blood pressure causing headaches, malaise…

Because of all these symptoms a patient will feel worse and worse, if he/she does not receive proper treatment.

Every disease, if not treated, can cause serious complications

 

DIABETES

BROKEN LEG

HYPERTENSION
causes kidney diseases, sight impairment, infections which may lead to skin lesions… the bone can be mal-aligned and patient can feel pain all the time, and can have some difficulties when walking… may lead to the so-called “cerebral hemorrhage” and paralysis, sight impairment…

These diseases are treated by doctors specialized in a relevant field of medicine, e.g. a broken leg will be treated by an orthopaedist, hypertension by internal medicine specialist or a general practitioner.

Training prepared by Iwona Patejuk-Mazurek, MD PhD,
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences of the Medical University
of Warsaw,

Mazowieckie Specjalistyczne Centrum Zdrowia w Pruszkowie,

APS Warszawa ordered by Janssen
as part of the psycho-educational programme called “GUIDEPOSTS”

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