Psychiatry

Schizophrenia 🎭

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that make an individual feel out of touch with reality.

SYMPTOMS

  • Hallucinations ➰
    • Auditory: Hearing things/noises that aren’t there 🎶
  • Delusions

INTERVENTIONS

  • Antipsychotics 💊
    • May take some time to start working, often weeks
    • May not remove all symptoms completely
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Teaching the patient how to think and deal with their symptoms 
  •  Distractions
    • Helps the patient ignore hallucinations
    • These often included auditory 👂🏼distractions to overpower the noise level of the hallucinations
  • Dismissal
    • Telling the voices to go away ✋🏽

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