According to statistics, members of the opposite sex are equally affected by mental illness. However, in the beautiful half of humanity there is much more often a mental disorder such as schizophrenia. Symptoms and signs in women are specific.
Schizophrenia: causes of the disease
Schizophrenia in medical practice is considered a very complex disorder of a person’s mental state. In representatives of the beautiful half of humanity, this pathology may be pronounced or acquire a sluggish form. Often, schizophrenia is characterized by periods of exacerbation and remission.
Women who are susceptible to this are susceptible to schizophrenia. Long-term studies have shown that certain gene codes are responsible for the development of such a mental disorder. Schizophrenia can also be a congenital abnormality. If such a disease was in the history of the mother, then the probability of transmitting it to the child is only 14%, and with the illness of both parents, the percentage increases to 60.
There are a number of disparate causes of schizophrenia. These include:
- Hereditary predisposition. As already mentioned, certain gene codes are responsible for the development of such a mental pathology, in the presence of which there is a high probability of the occurrence of this disease in a child.
- Delivery In some cases, the birth of the first child may cause the development of schizophrenia. Doctors call this condition postpartum depression. A woman can easily transfer her. And sometimes, on the background of postpartum depressive psychosis, a severe form of pathology can develop.
- Stressful situations. Representatives of the beautiful half of humanity are more often subject to the influence of extraneous opinions and condemnations. It is women who most appear complexes. Constant stress and psycho-emotional disorders can cause schizophrenia.
- The transfer of diseases affecting the functioning of the brain. Primarily, meningitis should be attributed to such.
- Menstrual bleeding. In practice, there are cases when the disease is exacerbated during the period of premenstrual syndrome or directly menstrual.
Mental disorders in women: symptoms of schizophrenia
For the first time the symptoms of schizophrenia appear at the age of 20-25 years. Less commonly, this disease occurs in women of the beautiful half of humanity who have crossed the 30-year-old age line. The appearance of specific symptoms of psycho-emotional disorder is preceded by primary signs. These include:
- depression, lasting for a long time;
- unreasonable mood swings;
- closeness, which affects the unwillingness to communicate with others, to monitor their appearance;
- a disastrous lack of attention from members of the opposite sex;
- the appearance of phobias and groundless fears;
- persecution mania;
- the appearance of insomnia;
- sluggish state and the feeling of constant excessive fatigue, not associated with physical or mental stress;
- decreased sexual activity and lack of desire;
- baseless irritability;
- accusing others of all troubles and troubles;
- complete isolation from society;
- aggressive behavior, especially in adolescence;
- loss of self-esteem, coupled with low self-esteem;
- attempts to commit suicidal acts.
In some cases, especially during the exacerbation of symptoms of schizophrenia, a woman may not recognize her own children and even deny her true nature. Along with the above symptoms, schizophrenia is characterized by specific symptoms:
- The usual line of conduct of the fair sex is changing dramatically. A woman becomes self-contained, avoids communication, she has a retarded reaction to the events, she cannot make even the simplest decisions on her own.
- A woman experiences a groundless fear, against which phobias develop. Most often, in schizophrenia, a woman constantly feels persecuted.
- In the period of aggravation of mental pathology, a woman ceases to really and adequately perceive reality. She has no clear boundary between the real and the imaginary. Most often, she begins to fear familiar subjects and conversations. All words are perceived distortedly and with apprehension.
- Inadequate perception of life situations. For example, having received sad news, a woman suffering from schizophrenia, begins to rejoice and laugh, and vice versa. Over time, she begins to indifferently treat everything that happens in her life.
- The appearance of hallucinations. People suffering from such a mental disorder can hear the imaginary voices that control them. Sometimes the appearance of delusions and hallucinatory signs can provoke suicide.
- The complete absence of logical and rational thinking. A woman cannot clearly articulate her thoughts or stops picking up the conversation. Speech may become incoherent.
Is Schizophrenia Treated or Not?
Unfortunately, schizophrenia cannot be completely cured, but the necessary measures can be taken to prevent the development of exacerbation and remission of this mental pathology. Doctors carry out not only therapeutic activities aimed at normalizing hormonal levels, but can also prescribe special pharmacological drugs that have a neuroleptic effect.
In addition, to prevent the occurrence of schizophrenic seizures, the attending specialists recommend to communicate more with loved ones, because their support in this case is very important for the patient. It is also strongly recommended that you constantly communicate with a psychologist and take so-called family psychotherapy courses. In order to take timely measures to prevent the development of such a disease, a psychiatrist should be examined twice a month.
The development of schizophrenia is a very insidious and dangerous mental disorder. Unfortunately, none of us are immune from this disease. Let's be more careful about your health and less stress. Be healthy!