Schizophrenia: Its prevalence, consequences and effective pharmacist role

Author : Maria Ayub, Rubab Irfan, Anum Ayaz, Areeba Zafar, Shafaq Ibrahim, Sadia Sajid, Shahida Ameen

Schizophrenia is a mentally disorder in which a patient become far from reality and sometime very worse condition may occur. Schizophrenia is a genetic predisposing disease. Study aims to find out the prevalence of schizophrenia, its consequences and awareness status in patients. For the purpose of the study survey was conducted among different mental healthcare center. According to our result males are affected in large no as compared to females. We have found that patients between the ages of 20 to 30 years want to get married. The affected patients may also have sexual hormonal imbalance. The ratio of suicidal attempt is 40% and in which about 13 to 15% patients became successful to attempt suicide. Schizophrenia can be treated with medications include; Haloperidol, Quetiapine, Risperidone, Olanzapine And the symptoms of disease can be control by cognitive behavior therapy, The proper counseling of an affected person by any intelligence persons may prevent the further spread of this disease Schizophrenia.

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