Schizophrenia is a serious mental health condition that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Its impact on speech, thinking, emotions, and other areas of life can affect a person's social interactions and everyday activities. The symptoms usually emerge when a person is between their late teens and early 30s. They tend to develop earlier in males than in females.
In some people, schizophrenia appears suddenly and without warning, but for most, it comes on slowly with subtle warning signs and a gradual decline in functioning long before the first severe episode. In this early phase, people with schizophrenia often seem eccentric, unmotivated, emotionless, and reclusive. They isolate themselves, start neglecting their appearance, say peculiar things, they may abandon hobbies and activities and their performance at work or school deteriorates.
People with schizophrenia have an altered perception of reality, often a significant loss of contact with reality. They may see or hear things that don't exist, speak in strange or confusing ways, believe that others are trying to harm them, or feel like they are being constantly watched with such a blurred line between the real and imaginary, and people with schizophrenia may withdraw from the outside world or act out in confusion and fear.
Even though schizophrenia affects different people in different ways, there are some common symptoms. These include:
- Confused speech that is hard for others to understand
- Lack of facial expression
- Lack of emotional expression
- Lack of motivation.
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Psychosis, such as delusions and hallucinations.
In Ayurveda, psychosis including schizophrenia has been conceptualized as a disorder of mind, caused owing to the imbalance or anomalies of the tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha) which is termed as unmada.
The causes according to Ayurveda are as follows:
- Intake of contradictory, polluted and unsuitable foods.
- Unwholesome physical and mental activities.
- Affliction to mind because of fear and sudden happiness.
- Genetic causes.
As per ayurvedic classics, due to the aetiological factors described above, the doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) vitiates which afflicts the hrdaya (heart) which is the abode of intellect of a person and enters the mind through the manovaha srotas (channels carrying psychic impulses) thereby vitiating the mind resulting in unmada.
Ayurveda recommends bringing the doshas to equilibrium and eradication of the causes to help and individual free from disease. Treatments for schizophrenia aims at rejuvenating and strengthening the nervous system, detoxifying and clearing the blockage in the channels of the brain, strengthening the heart and maintaining a good lifestyle, food habits and discipline.
Kooplicat Ayurveda provides care and concern to each individual by providing best team of doctors and staffs who support you to win over the disease. We provide customised treatments, herbal supplements and personalised ayurvedic diet, all of which contributes greatly to your well-being. As mental strength is an essential factor, we also support you by arranging yoga and meditation guidelines which helps to improve cognitive functions of brain and mental health.