How can you help someone with suspected schizophrenia?
Try these organizations for help:The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has an information helpline (800-950-NAMI), referral service, and programs for individuals and families.The Treatment Advocacy Center has information about treatment options.More items •Mar 26, 2014
What do you say to someone with paranoid schizophrenia?
You can reach out to the person by telling them that you are concerned about them, and are willing to offer them any support they may need. A simple way to say this would be, “I understand that you have been through a lot, and I just want you to know that I care about you and am willing to help you…”
Does schizophrenia destroy the brain?
Significant Loss of Brain Gray Matter: Individuals with schizophrenia, including those who have never been treated, have a reduced volume of gray matter in the brain, especially in the temporal and frontal lobes. Recently neuroscientists have detected gray matter loss of up to 25% (in some areas).
What is end stage schizophrenia?
The final stage, residual schizophrenia, still causes symptoms. But these arent as severe or disordered as the active phase. Treatment can help reduce symptoms and prevent relapses. As schizophrenia is a life-long condition, treatment will likely be necessary throughout life.
Does psychosis damage the brain?
Evidence suggests that early treatment—and a shorter DUP—promotes better symptom improvement and overall functioning in everyday life. There is yet inadequate proof to say conclusively that psychosis causes permanent brain damage.