What is schizophrenia?

  • Relapse

    Relapse

    RELAPSE is the situation when the patient starts to re-experience disease symptoms, which have gone away earlier.

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  • How does our brain function?

    How does our brain function?

    The morphological basis for mental health is the properly functioning nervous system. A part of the central nervous system (CNS), localised in the skull, is the brain. The other part of the CNS - the spinal cord is located in the vertebral canal, running throughout almost the entire vertebral column.

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  • How to take care of mental health?

    How to take care of mental health?

    Taking care of the development of one's health, strengthening of physical and mental capacity is a method, available to everybody, to prevent diseases.

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  • Definition of health and mental health

    Definition of health and mental health

    The definition of health encompasses a few spheres - physical, mental, social and spiritual. We may then talk about full health when all of the mentioned spheres demonstrate well-being. Mental health is an important health element in general and, although, taking into account its ambiguity and vagueness, there is no one obligatory definition of mental health, its importance is still emphasised by the majority of approaches to health meaning.

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  • Stigmatisation and other obstacle in the therapy of mental disorders

    Stigmatisation and other obstacle in the therapy of mental disorders

    The main obstacles to undertake treatment of mental disorders is the lack of sound knowledge and information on their symptoms and the perspectives for their effective treatment on one hand, and the dissemination throughout the society of wrong, negative views (stereotypes) on mental diseases, what results in negative attitudes towards the patients (stigmatisation). In addition, there is still an insufficient availability of various units of psychiatric therapy, especially outpatient clinics and other forms of therapy in extrahospital environment.

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  • Disability in mental disorders

    Disability in mental disorders

    All this may lead to disability, which impairs partially or totally the ability of the mentally ill patient to engage in gainful employment or even to such impairing disability which disturbs meeting everyday needs and results in the necessity of constant care and assistance of another person.

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  • The rules of treatment of mental disorders

    The rules of treatment of mental disorders

    The signals, which should be noted and consulted with a physician or a psychologist, are very different and may occur either individually or simultaneously.

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  • Types of mental disorders

    Types of mental disorders

    An identification of typical symptoms of mental disorders is of key importance for their correct diagnosis.

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  • Symptoms to be concerned about

    Symptoms to be concerned about

    A characteristic feature of mental disorder symptoms is the fact of being unspecific in their prevailing majority, what means that the same symptoms (e.g. anxiety, worse mood, delusions, hallucinations, memory disorders) may be found in various somatic and mental conditions.

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  • What are mental disorders?

    What are mental disorders?

    Not every mental discomfort should be interpreted as mental disorder. Distress, anxiety, sadness, discouragement, insomnia or the lack of appetite are all natural reactions to difficult life events, conflicts, suffered losses and experienced disillusionments.

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  • Schizophrenia causes

    Schizophrenia causes

    As even if nobody in your family suffered from schizophrenia, the risk that you will be ill is 1:100.

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  • Schizophrenia and psychosis

    Schizophrenia and psychosis

    Psychosis is a condition in which a psychotic person experiences the world in a specific, abnormal way, which does not reflect the actual reality. Schizophrenia, or rather a group of schizophrenic psychoses, is a term describing many different psychoses with different representation and course.

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  • About schizophrenia

    About schizophrenia

    The term "schizophrenia" is not univocal in terms of diagnosis and therapy, and brings a variety of erroneous generalizations and myths. It was created by Eugen Bleuer, a Swiss psychiatrist, who combined two Greek words - schizis "split" and phren "the mind". It was then a psychosis which was to reveal by "mind split" and has nothing in common with the "split of personality", which is a non-psychotic symptom from the group of dissociative disorders.

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