Understanding Schizophrenia – History Origination And Meaning-yo te amo

Health The word Schizophrenia whose origination lies in the Greek roots: schizo (split) and phrene (mind), is used to describe a kind of mental disorder in which a person goes through nebulous thoughts and lose track of reality. Schizophrenia in 2000B.C. The history of Schizophrenia dated back to around 2000 B.C., when little was known about mental disorders. The only way to cure mental disorder was to drive the evil spirit out of the body as people believed that the evil spirit is the cause of this. In those times, there were many types of exorcism method. One was to made patients listen to music in order to drive the evil spirit out, another brutal one see patients skull being drill to provide a way for the spirits to get out. Schizophrenia as understood by the Egyptians A mention of mental disorders and their symptoms is there in The Book of Heart, an Egyptian book. The Egyptians believed that the heart and brain are interlinked. Therefore, according to their belief, a person who is suffering from certain mental disorder must be suffering from certain heart problems as well. All the people suffering from Schizophrenia were considered mad and dangerous, in spite of the display of their normal human characteristics at all other times. Mental homes were the only places to shelter them. Such misunderstanding stayed for a very long time before researchers came up with a scientific explanation to dispel the misconception. Evolution in the understanding of Schizophrenia Initial efforts to understand and record atypical mental behaviors were made in the seventeenth century. Later in 1887, Emile Kraepelin, a German psychiatrist, started to record and put into place the different types of mental disorders and defined them by one term: dementia praecox. It was not until the nineteenth century before people begin to gain more awareness about diseases and their causes. It was not until the turn of the century before we saw many new medical science breakthrough findings. Schizophrenia, as a mental illness was coined by a Swiss psychiatrist named Eugen Bleuler in 1908. The definition and symptoms of Schizophrenia that we are using today was put up by another German psychiatrist,Kurt Schneider, in 1957. Regardless of the progression in medical science, there were few people who were unable to accept the logic and explanation of science and for their benefit continued to commit cruelty towards human race, one such example is the case of World War II. During the World War II Schizophrenia was identified to be a genetic disorder and in order to prevent transmission of the condition from one generation to another and practice selective procreation, mentally disturbed people were killed. Despite of such pathetic examples in the history of Schizophrenia, psychiatrists, doctors and scientists have never given up hope and have worked day and night for advancement in the understanding of Schizophrenia. Many misconceptions about Schizophrenia have become clear. Slowly, the general public is able to sympathize and understand the challenges of people with Schizophrenia, therefore reducing the need for brutal treatments and asylum lodging. To help treat and relieve their mental disorder, you need to spend time, show care and affection with proper medication. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: