The lack of awareness about the disease is the main cause of abandonment of treatment in schizophrenia

MADRID, (EUROPA PRESS) The lack of awareness of the patient of schizophrenia is the main cause of abandonment of treatment, because the disease cripples the person to admit their condition, s&number;n reported today, some of the experts who participate in the III Week of Concienciaci’re on Schizophrenia, organized within the framework of the project of Adhesion Terapéutica in Schizophrenia (ADHES), which takes place between the 10 and the 14 of march.

Sec&number;n the specialists, the patient of schizophrenia is not able to discover the advances and the advantages of the new drugs, as it is not considered sick, or recognize the consequences of the disease, or c’mo affect in your life. The psychiatrist of the Institute Municipal de Psiquiatría de Barcelona, doctor Alfonso Rodríguez explained’ that "while before pensábamos that it was a sick, stubborn, ashamed of their disease because that implies that the marginalized in their environment, today we realize that the problem lies in the fact that the disease does not allows you to see what actually happens". Experts&bath;alaron that the primary objective is to implement measures in the early stages so that the patient suffered the slightest n&number;number of relapses possible. S&number;n the doctor Rodríguez, "to achieve adherence to treatment do not pose arguments about the disease that his l’gica not able to understand, or admit, as it creates a barrier insurmountable. On the contrary, you must convince the patient arguments are not rational, that I can satisfy and be of interest, about everyday matters", apunt’. Another s’symptoms that demonstrate a lack of awareness of the disease, s&number;n the doctor Rodríguez, is that patients still will not adhere to the treatment despite the side effects of medications are not as obvious and annoying as before (stiffness or lack of expressiveness in the face), and limited to other minor, as the increase in appetite. DEFICIENCY of CARE on his part, the manager of ADHES, Rosa Ruiz,&bathrooms;’ that "a factor important to involve the patient in treatment adherence is achieved través of a proper information’n, to both the family and the patient, and a care’n psicoterapéutica that complement the treatment farmacol’logical. The problem in Espa&bath;there is a déficit care and resources to support the comprehensive treatment",&bathrooms;adi’. In this sense, the catedrático de psiquiatría, University of Seville, dr. José Giner, apunt’ that "there has always been a lack of support psicoterapétherapeutic. The problem is that the treatment farmacol’logical is urgent and is performed immediately, while the rest of the treatments, while important, are postponed. The psychiatrist needs a large n&number;number of hours, and sometimes the attempt is to form groups, although it is not as effective",&bathrooms;adi’. In terms of the relationship’n between violence and mental illness, Ruiz it underlines’ that "the cases that occur in Espa&bath;to are result the following cessation of therapy farmacol’logical, or of a deficient health care". The 25 percent of people who suffer from schizophrenia abandons the treatment in the first week, 50 percent during the first a&bath;or, and a 75 percent during the second a&bath;or. The risk of these people suffering a relapse and being admitted to the hospital is multiplied by 5, and increases up to 4 times the duration of the stay.