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Schizophrenia
What is it?
It is a form of psychosis that strikes usually between the ages of 18 and 30, causing behaviour that seems bizarre to other people but often perfectly normal to the sufferer. Symptoms may include delusions, hallucinations, displays of irrational bad temper and violence, over sensitivity and paranoia or catatonia (complete inability to communicate and cooperate with others). The Schizophrenic may also suffer simultaneously from depression. But even with treatment, schizophrenia may grow progressively worse over the years and even become permanent.
Symptoms:
Delusions, hallucinations, displays of irrational bad temper and violence, over sensitivity and paranoia or catatonia (complete inability to communicate and cooperate with others).
Conventional Practice:
Doctors may offer drugs such as chloropromazine and haloperidol help to relieve symptoms and prevent the illness from recurring. If necessary, a patient may be committed to hospital, so that nurses or doctors can administer the drugs through regular, long-acting injections.
Alternative Treatments:
  Homoeopathy
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. More Info
   



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