High-functioning mental illness is a term used to describe those living with a mental illness that most people don't detect. It covers a broad spectrum; they might have a job, be studying, dress well, or even have the 'perfect' family lifestyle.
[ hahy-fuhngk-shuh-ning ] show ipa. adjective. noting or relating to a person with a disability, chronic illness, or mental health issue who functions mentally or physically at a higher level than others with the same condition: a high-functioning child with autism; high-functioning alcoholism.
High functioning schizophrenia means you still experience symptoms but you're able to participate at work, school, and in your personal life to a higher degree than others with the condition. There is no particular diagnosis. With the right treatment plan, schizophrenia symptoms can be managed.
Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate. Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt. Extreme mood changes of highs and lows. Withdrawal from friends and activities.
emotional stability: feeling calm and able to manage emotions. resilience: the ability to cope with the stresses of daily life. optimism: feeling positive about your life and future. self-esteem: feeling positive about yourself.
Overall, people who live with schizophrenia have lower IQ scores than those who don't experience the condition. There are people who live with schizophrenia who have higher IQ scores, and they appear to have somewhat different symptoms than those with lower scores.
The schizotypal personality is characterized by social anxiety, magical thinking, unusual perceptual experiences, eccentric behavior, a lack of close friends, atypical speech patterns, and suspicions bordering on paranoia. These personality traits that, taken together, resemble the symptoms of schizophrenia.
Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that severely impacts a person's ability to manage their emotions. This loss of emotional control can increase impulsivity, affect how a person feels about themselves, and negatively impact their relationships with others.
They might not talk much or show any feelings. Doctors call this alogia. Flattening: The person with schizophrenia might seem like they have a terrible case of the blahs. When they talk, their voice can sound flat, like they have no emotions.
With the right treatment and self-help, many people with schizophrenia are able to regain normal functioning and even become symptom-free.
For example, a person who is labeled high functioning may be verbal and bright, but have severe sensory challenges and can't stay in school or hold down a job. A person who is considered low functioning may not be able to use spoken language but may be a successful visual artist.
People labeled as high functioning can often have significant needs that are overlooked. Educators and professionals should be made aware of the invisible challenges of HFA. These include sensory issues, emotional regulation, social skills, executive functioning, verbal communication, and mood disorders.
Some personality types that are prone to mental health conditions include isolated introverts, overachievers, dramatists, day dreamers, worry warts, and perfectionists. People with these personalities are at risk of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and other mental disorders.
Cluster A personality disorders and avoidant personality disorder seem most commonly to antedate schizophrenia.
The average IQ of paranoid patients was 74.3, of catatonic patients 64.8, of hebephrenic patients 59.2, and of those with schizophrenia simplex 57.4. Most cases with IQ = 0 related to the group with schizophrenia simplex.
People with schizophrenia experience psychosis, which means they can have serious problems with thinking clearly, emotions, and knowing what is real and what is not. This can include hearing or seeing things that are not there (hallucinations), and having very strange beliefs that are abnormal or not true (delusions).
As the severity of the schizophrenic defect in the form of negativism, apathy, and abulia increased, changes in emotional and cognitive forms of self-awareness intensified.
If you have good mental health, you might have emotions including happiness, love, joy and compassion, and you feel generally satisfied with life. You are also likely to feel like you belong to a community and are making a contribution to society.