Thursday, June 02, 2011

As many as 80 percent of people with untreated mental disorder schizophrenia. Some people with mental disorders has become unproductive, and even abandoned as a psychotic who roam the streets.

"Based on a survey of Social Ministry in 2008, people with schizophrenia in Indonesia is 650,000 people. About 30,000 people deprived of the grounds so as not to endanger others or cover up a family disgrace, "said psychologist Susan Tjipto from the Faculty of Psychology Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Thursday (2 / 6), in a seminar on mental health 'Views and Understanding of Health and Mental Disorder "in Purworejo, Central Java.

Tjipto say, schizophrenia can be treated. Patients who were treated so there is a potential early symptoms of recovery.

Another speaker, General Hospital psychiatrist Purworejo, Kristianto, say, the Indonesian Psychiatric Epidemologic in 2004 never made a survey which showed that 18.5 percent of adults experience a mental disorder. That is, nearly one in five people had or still experiencing mild to severe mental disorders.

"Severe psychiatric disorders of schizophrenia as yet known the exact cause. But many factors affect, among other genetic, biological form of brain abnormalities, hormonal, neurotransmitter, and psychosocial due to family problems, social problems, and so on, "said Kristianto.

Another speaker was the nanny School Science Cultural Giri, Nasruddin Anshory, and moderator of Forum Communications Orphanage Central Java and Yogyakarta, AG Luhur Abadi.

Family therapy

Tjipto states, disorders of schizophrenia had a major impact on the patient's family. Therefore, treatment efforts are not enough focus on the patient. "Schizophrenic family therapy program important thing," he said.

The seminar was held Patients with Mental Illness Rehabilitation Center "Children's Friends of We" who managed the Order of Brothers of Charity Indonesia supported by the Rotary Club of Yogyakarta Merapi and the Rotary Club Rijswik 3, Netherlands. Organizers of Community Care for Schizophrenia Indonesian request involved in the exhibition of paintings by schizophrenics Dwi Putro of Yogyakarta.

"The people with schizophrenia, especially those that roam the streets, considered a waste. In fact, the rehabilitation process can improve the quality of their lives, "said President of the Rotary Club of Yogyakarta Merapi Elly Wisanti.


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