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Schizophrenia Treatment Malaysia

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Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder, whereby the patient interprets reality abnormally due to hallucinations and delusions. The patient may also experience psychosis, severely disordered thinking and violent behaviour, which impairs their daily functioning. As such, the patient lacks the ability to express their emotions, let alone relate to others. Schizophrenia, however, is not as common as other mental conditions and thereby, stigma, discrimination and violation of human rights of those diagnosed with schizophrenia occur regularly.


Schizophrenia not only affects one’s health and mental wellbeing. It also affects their personal lives, relationships and social, occupational and educational functioning. That is why it is important to be aware of the symptoms, such as:

  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Disorganized thinking
  • Incoherent speaking
  • Abnormal motor behaviour
  • Decline in daily functioning or lack of self-care
  • Social withdrawal

Causes of Schizophrenia

Unfortunately, there is not a single cause that contributes to schizophrenia. Experts, however, have determined that schizophrenia occurs for three reasons:
  • A chemical imbalance in our brains which hinders cell-to-cell communication
  • Brain development issues prior to birth
  • Loss of connectivity between several brain areas

Additional Risk Factors for Schizophrenia

Experts have also identified several factors that may increase the risk of an individual being diagnosed with the mental disorder:

  • Genetics
  • Environment
  • Development and birth circumstances
  • Recreational drug use


As we have emphasized that schizophrenia is a serious medical condition, it is important that the patient seeks the right schizophrenia treatment in Malaysia.

There is a range of effective care options available for people with schizophrenia and it has been noted that at least 1 in 3 patients with schizophrenia will be able to make a full recovery.

Nevertheless, patients who are diagnosed with schizophrenia require lifelong schizophrenia treatment in Malaysia to manage the symptoms as well as to perform day-to-day tasks normally. Some of these treatments include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Supported employment
  • Social skills training
  • Medications or anti-psychotics
  • Hospitalization