Men, even though they are called strong sex, are more like a weak sex in sickness: even at a temperature of 37 they are only able to take a horizontal position and to ask for attention and care in a quiet voice. But there are such diseases that are extremely difficult to diagnose quickly, and close people need maximum attention and vigilance. For example, the mental illness of schizophrenia, which affects the brains of men more often, is not so easy to recognize, but even more difficult to accept.
Symptoms and signs of schizophrenia in men
Schizophrenia is a chronic disease, and the symptoms and symptoms in men are conventionally divided into:
- Negative (irreversible): isolation, indifference, speech problems, autism, a person often becomes unsociable;
- Positive (reversible): hallucinations, strange behavior, foolishness, unmotivated fear , delusional ideas, a person can refuse food.
The first signs of schizophrenia in men, as a rule, very much frighten the family and close people of the patient. But it is important to remember that a person with such a disease needs support, help in adapting to the disease. Therefore, it will not be superfluous to equip yourself with knowledge and patience, and illiteracy in the field of mental illnesses can be eliminated with the help of books and a doctor.
How does schizophrenia manifest in men?
It so happened that the strong sex is less emotional, and therefore at an early stage it is very difficult to recognize the disease. The first signs of schizophrenia in men in the behavior often become coldness towards their relatives, dislike for relatives who care for the patient, a general decrease in emotionality. A man may lose interest in everything that used to concern him: work, home affairs, hobbies . As a rule, a sick person does nothing, explaining it with fatigue, lack of strength and desire. His color and taste preferences change. Slovenliness and unscrupulousness, not peculiar to a man, should alert people who are around. Also, the usual drunkenness can become a manifestation of schizophrenia.
If the logic and harmony of thoughts are more and more often lost, then you can start to sound the alarm. Again, this property can lead a man to amazing discoveries, thanks to non-standard thinking. As you know, many writers, artists, scientists were sick with schizophrenia.
As you can see, the symptoms of the disease are rather vague and can mean, for example, banal depression. Therefore, only a number of signs seen in a man can indicate with confidence in schizophrenia.
Treatment of schizophrenia and social adaptation
Despite the progressive nature of our medicine, schizophrenia is still considered an incurable disease, but the drugs and support of loved ones are able to adapt a man to this illness and life in society. Drugs can slow down degradation, and the help and control of a caring family does not allow them to plunge into alcoholism, which only contributes to the destruction of the brain.
To find out how to recognize schizophrenia in men will help consultation with a specialist. He can not only tell a lot about this disease from the standpoint of experience and knowledge, but also, if necessary, give important professional recommendations, and with reasonable suspicions, to observe the patient. Perhaps the usual bad mood and depression in a man, mistaken for a manifestation of schizophrenia and hurried with conclusions.