Information is the beginning for breaking schizophrenia stigmata:

Information is the beginning for breaking schizophrenia stigmata:

Forget all the stereotypes you know about people with schizophrenia.Madness, aggression and excessive salivation, although part of it, are not a spontaneous reaction ...

Forget all the stereotypes you know about people with schizophrenia.Madness, aggressiveness and excessive salivation, although part of it, are not a spontaneous reaction and characteristic of the disease.With proper treatment, the patient can overcome the problem and learn to live with it, work, have family and live satisfactorily.Breaking stigma begins with the way we refer to the individual."People are much more complex, important and relevant than the disease they have," says psychiatrist Ary Gadelha, associate professor of the Department of Psychiatry at the Paulista School of Medicine at the Federal University of São Paulo (EPM / UNIFESP) and coordinator. Schizophrenia Program (PROESQ) from the same institution.Data on schizophrenia in Brazil are scarce, but based on international figures, it is estimated that the disease affects 800,000 to 1.4 million people.The incidence is higher in men, a ratio of 1.5 patients to one woman.SymptomsConsidered a syndrome, since the...


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