Paranoia & Delusions

Delusional disorder, (previously called paranoid disorder,) is a type of serious mental illness called a “psychosis“ in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. The main feature of this disorder is the presence of delusions, which are unshakable beliefs in something untrue. People with delusional disorder experience non-bizarre delusions, which involveContinue reading “Paranoia & Delusions”

Understanding Schizophrenia

Symptoms By Mayo Clinic staff, There are several types of schizophrenia, so signs and symptoms vary. In general, schizophrenia symptoms include: Beliefs not based on reality (delusions), such as the belief that there’s a conspiracy against you Seeing or hearing things that don’t exist (hallucinations), especially voices Incoherent speech Neglect of personal hygiene Lack ofContinue reading “Understanding Schizophrenia”

Bedlam: Prisons and the Mentally Ill

Taking a Stand for Our Brothers and Sisters  By Mark Earley, Christian Post Guest Columnist, Wed, Aug. 08, 2007 In the 16th century, London’s mentally ill were often kept at Bethlem Royal Hospital. The conditions inside the hospital were notoriously poor. Patients were often chained to the floor and the noise was so great thatContinue reading “Bedlam: Prisons and the Mentally Ill”

Schizophrenia, An Opportunity to Love

Do you know someone who seems like he or she has “lost touch” with reality? Does this person talk about “hearing voices” no one else can? Does he or she see or feel things no one else can? Does this person believe things that aren’t true? Sometimes people with these symptoms have schizophrenia, a seriousContinue reading “Schizophrenia, An Opportunity to Love”