Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia


Schizophrenia is a major mental illness that causes changes in perception, thoughts and behaviour,
With the Cannabis smoked and the stress people are under the chances of getting it are greater,
It is a complex condition that defies simple description,
But a distinction can be made between two broad types,
The most common of the two is Acute Schizophrenia,
This is when a previously healthy person starts giving off a different criteria,
It can take the form of hallucinations, irrational beliefs or disordered thoughts,
They will have to undergo interrogations,  pain reliefs and daily reports,
Mood disturbance often accompanies acute schizophrenia,
Which could be depression, anxiety, irritability or euphoria,
Emotional responses are often inappropriate for their surroundings,
For example laughing while speaking about other people drowning,
Generally, a schizophrenic knows where they are in time and place,
But still inside their mind their in a confused space,
With auditory hallucinations, suspiciousness and thoughts spoken aloud,
They have their own opinions, their careless but they can turn it around,
With the belief they are under the control of another influence,
Desperately seeking that feeling of insouciance,
They believe that thoughts are being put into or taken out of their mind,
So the best place for them is the hospital to help them unwind,
A schizophrenic may have different perceptions of the world to the rest of us,
This is the fear and anxiety coming out and they need people they can trust,
Sufferers may become preoccupied with certain issues,
Some of them sad which will drive you to tissues,
They may express paranoid ideas or respond to the hallucinations they experience,
Hearing people’s voices that aren’t there but to get better they need resilience,
The second type is called chronic schizophrenia which is a long-term state,
Which includes social withdrawal and an inability to concentrate,
Left to their own devices, they may spend long periods of time doing nothing,
It’s like their wearing mental disguises,  Both them and their families suffering,
As with the acute state, hallucinations and delusions are common,
But lucky for suffers  nowadays help is always there as an option,
Under activity and slowness with neglect to appearance,
This help is a bonus which will help their perseverance,
One in a hundred people will develop schizophrenia in their lifetime,
So let’s spread the symptoms and the awareness and give them a lifeline.

A Poem By Corey Booth 27/10/11