Schizophrenia – a disease whose existence is known to everyone . The most important difference from schizophrenia almost all other human diseases is a huge number of myths , prejudices and misconceptions that accompany this disease in people’s minds . These misconceptions have a tremendous negative impact on the recognition of the disease , early treatment , long-term prognosis , the possibility of social order – that is, the fate of the human suffering it .
If you had a chance to directly confront this disease , then to overcome it you need reliable information . In schizophrenia, the patient and his family can and should find help and support , and not to be alone with the disease and to hide it from others , afraid to face the fear and condemnation. In this regard, schizophrenia should not differ from common medical conditions , such as hypertension , diabetes or asthma, in which the patient can always expect help , attention and sympathy of others and hurt ” is not a disgrace .”
Proper understanding of the disease contributes to overcoming it .
If you are faced with this disease , try to learn more about it in the literature. Impractical to obtain this information from the benefits of psychiatry for doctors as they are written , usually complicated special language that few understand the layperson . Besides books available to you may not be new information and they tend to become obsolete. Much better to read books , designed for consumers of mental health care and their families . Start with this brief guide , read it to the end. Continue reading