In this section of the article you will learn about the treatment options for disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia including medications, psychotherapy and ECT and complications involved in disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia.

Treatment for Disorganized Schizophrenia or Hebephrenic Schizophrenia

Treatment for Disorganized Schizophrenia or Hebephrenic Schizophrenia

The condition of disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia is chronic. It lasts for the entire life of an individual. The treatment should not be stopped just because the patient is feeling better; the medicines should be taken as advised by the doctor. Even if the signs and symptoms of disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia are completely gone, the patient has to continue the medicines. The treatment for disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia is similar to that of general schizophrenia and there will be some variations according to the severity of the disease and considering the age, gender, and other health situations.

A group of health support experts will be included in treating a patient with disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia. Hebephrenic schizophrenia can influence numerous territories of the patient's life - subsequently the group will incorporate an extensive variety of committed experts, including:

  • A case manager
  • A GP (general professional, essential consideration doctor, family specialist)
  • A paediatrician
  • A drug specialist
  • A psychiatric medical caretaker
  • A specialist
  • A psychotherapist
  • A social specialist
  • Members of the patient's group.

Treatment choices incorporate medications (prescriptions), psychotherapy, hospitalization (or incomplete hospitalization), ECT (electroconvulsive treatment), and professional abilities training.

Medicines for Treating Disorganized Schizophrenia or Hebephrenic Schizophrenia

  1. Second generation antipsychotics which are atypical psychotics are used in treating disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia. Atypical antipsychotics are different from general antipsychotics and they are better because the side effects like extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) (tremor, rigidity and parkinsonian type movements are eliminated) but still there are side effects like: increase in weight, increase in cholesterol and chances of diabetes.
  2. First generation antipsychotics or typical antipsychotics are also effective in treating disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia. The side effects of EPS are present in these medicines but the cost of the medicines is low.
  3. Medicines for Other Treatments. Individuals with disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia have a tendency to have other emotional wellness issues, for example, depression. The specialist might recommend anti-anxiety medicines or anti-depressants, or a mood stabilizing medicines.
  4. Hospitalization. When the manifestations of disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia are extreme the patient ought to be hospitalized. A clinical check-up might be more secure, where proper nutrition might be given, and the patient might show signs of improvement rest and get help with cleanliness. In some cases incomplete hospitalization is additionally conceivable.

Psychotherapy for Treating Disorganized Schizophrenia or Hebephrenic Schizophrenia

For patients with disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia, medicines are the key portion of treatment; psychotherapy is additionally vital.

Psychotherapy for disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia comprises of a progression of systems for treating psychological well-being, enthusiastic and psychiatric issues. Psychotherapy offers the individual some assistance with understanding what helps them feel positive, and additionally tolerating their solid and feeble focuses. On the off chance that patients can recognize their sentiments and methods for speculation there is a superior shot of adapting to testing circumstances.

Social and professional aptitudes training for disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia might offer the patient some assistance with living autonomously; an indispensable piece of recuperation for the patient. The advisor can offer the patient some assistance with learning proper cleanliness, get ready healthful dinners, and have better correspondence. There might be help in looking for some kind of employment, lodging and joining self-improvement groups.

ECT (Electroconvulsive Treatment) for Disorganized Schizophrenia or Hebephrenic Schizophrenia

In this method of ECT (electroconvulsive treatment) for disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia an electric current is sent through the cerebrum to deliver controlled seizures. It might be utilized on patients with extreme manifestations or misery who either have not reacted to different medications or cannot take antidepressants. It is additionally now and again utilized for patients at high danger of suicide. Specialists trust that ECT triggers a huge neurochemical discharge in the mind, brought about by the controlled seizure. Symptoms might incorporate fleeting memory misfortune (more often than not determines quickly). It is imperative that the specialist clarify obviously the upsides and downsides of ECT to the patient and/or relative.

Consistence or adherence in prescription means taking after the treatment administration (the treatment arrangement). Shockingly, absence of consistence in taking medications is a noteworthy issue for patients with disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia. Patients can go off their prescription for long stretches of time amid their lives, at colossal individual expenses to themselves and regularly to everyone around them too.

As a noteworthy rate of people go off their medicine inside of the initial 12 months of treatment, a deep rooted regimen of both medication and mental/bolster treatments are assent.

Complications in Disorganized Schizophrenia or Hebephrenic Schizophrenia

There are many complications in disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia. Untreated disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia might form into genuine and serious issues of a health factor, money related, behavioural and legitimate nature - these issues might influence all aspects of the patient's life. Entanglements might include:

  • An impressive number of people with disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia have episodes of depression, suicidal conduct. It is imperative not to disregard discouragement side effects, as there is a danger that it might intensify and prompt self-destructive thoughts and practices if left untreated. The National Health Service (NHS), UK says that "Examination has found that 30% of individuals with schizophrenia will endeavour suicide at any rate once, and 1 in 10 individuals with schizophrenia will confer suicide." (This alludes to schizophrenia by and large, and not particularly to disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia).
  • Malnutrition, hygiene issues are a complication in disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia
  • Substance misuse is also a possible complication of disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia which might incorporate liquor, doctor prescribed pharmaceuticals and illicit medications.
  • Inability to discover or maintain a job is a complication in disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia which might bring about destitution and homelessness. The patient might feel unwilling to work as a result of reasons for alarm of being not able adapt to obligations. Specialists say that patients who do figure out how to bear on functioning have a tendency to have a superior personal satisfaction contrasted with the person who don't.
  • Prison
  • Serious family clashes
  • Inability to ponder or go to class and other instructive establishments
  • Being a casualty or culprit of wrongdoing
  • Smoking-related illnesses - smoking, and particularly customary smoking is normal among individuals with disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia. Some say it helps them concentrate. Be that as it may, aside from bringing about genuine health related issues, smoking might affect some of the medications.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: July 13, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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