19Feb

Schizophrenia in men: symptoms and signs

Man from schizophrenia Despite the fact that statistics are stubborn, it's hard to say who is more likely to suffer from schizophrenia men or women. Nevertheless, according to experts, men at a young age are more prone to this ailment. And so, what is schizophrenia? Under this disease is meant a chronic mental pathology, which is characterized by a progressive course and structural changes in the emotional-volitional and intellectual sphere of the personality. The mild form in men has its own characteristics, which will be described in detail in this article. Initially, the first of its manifestations is emotional coldness, although in males this stage very often remains invisible due to the nature of the character, etc. Like most of any mental illness, schizophrenia has a detailed colorful picture.

Symptoms of schizophrenia in men

Given the fact that this pathology has a genetic predisposition, inadequate treatment or lack of it can lead to the progression of symptoms. In the early stages of the , the patient feels himself unnecessary to anyone, can become isolated in himself, focuses on his problems, experiences ambivalent feelings toward close people( love and hatred at the same time).

The affective disorders of the emotional background are accompanied by a sharp uplift of mood and a critical decline in strength, without any pretext. Very often, relatives perceive the patient's behavior as a manifestation of laziness or ingratitude, although in fact he is not to blame for his feelings. Even with education, knowledge and skills, people can not concentrate their attention, remember the necessary information or set a goal.

Typical symptoms of schizophrenia in the early stages:

  • apathy, unbelief;
  • inability to achieve goals;
  • no attraction to anything;Emotional atrophy, etc.

The ability to accumulate and reproduce information is also lost.

Productive signs of schizophrenia

The word "productive" in itself implies the production, creation of something. In this case, the signs have a productive character, i.e.creation of non-existent images: obsessions, hallucinations. These characteristics are not mandatory, i.e.can occur selectively only in some patients. As for hallucinations, they can be imperative( ie imperative), indicating, controlling the actions of the patient. Very often under the influence of hallucinations, the patient can harm himself and close people.

Among hallucinations are observed:

  • auditory( sounds, directions, words, music, screams and stuff);
  • Visual( non-existent images or misperceptions of the surrounding reality);
  • Tactile, etc.

But the leaders in the frequency of seizures are mixed hallucinations, where all senses are involved.

Delusional ideas relate exclusively to the intellectual sphere of a man, without the production of visual images. So delusional ideas of influence are accompanied by the fact that a person is sure that someone deliberately manages his thoughts through nano-technologies, hypnosis, rays, etc. No less relevant is the delusion of persecution, when the face signs of fear from the fact that someone is following him constantly. When the problem is accented on oneself, delusional ideas of the relationship arise, in which the person is sure that everyone around him is discussing only him.

Negative signs and symptoms of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a disease that leads to the fact that a person as such dies in a person. That's right, one of the classics of foreign literature put it about pathology. The mild form in men proceeds with the demonstration of such negative signs:

  • The emotional background suppression.
  • Autism. Communication communications with the outside world, withdrawal to "oneself" are broken.
  • The ambivalence of a relationship to anything. Ambivalence( duality) manifests itself in the sensation of two senses, which are opposite in nature: joy / sadness, love / hate, etc.
  • The break of the associative series. The patient is unable to create a logical chain, loses the connection of information among themselves.

External signs of schizophrenia appear even in the physiognomy of the patient, an imprint of estrangement and joylessness appears on his face. In addition, such people often stop caring for themselves, do not notice what they are wearing, slovenly and confused. The old business and homework are no longer pleasing, and there is no attraction to your favorite hobbies. If previously there was no such change in the communication with the patient, there is every reason to offer him psychological help. As a rule, thinking suffers, but the intellect remains untouched, and sometimes vice versa - actively develops. After all, it's not for nothing that many scientists had a history of schizophrenia or schizoid personality disorders.

However, overestimating their capabilities, patients with mental problems exhibit pronounced motor retardation, or vice versa excessive activity that interferes with rest and normal sleep.

Most of the personality changes are irreversible, which leads to the appearance of a defect. Even if hallucinations and delusions become less noticeable and significant, the psycho-emotional background gives a break, and the person remains in a different guise. The key is the situation in the family and the possibility of social adaptation for the patient.

In any case, do not do self-diagnosis and self-treatment, only the help of qualified specialists can change the situation in favor of recovery. Moreover, the course and features depend on the type of schizophrenia, of which several are isolated.

Subtypes of schizophrenia