Multiple factors, including insufficient social support, substance abuse, and symptom exacerbations, can precipitate aggressive behavior. Moreover, failure to treat schizophrenic patients adequately is a major risk factor for aggression.
How do you deal with an angry schizophrenic?
Here are some tips:Educate yourself. Listen. Use empathy, not arguments. Dont take it personally. Take care of yourself, too. Maintain your social network. Encourage your loved one to keep up with their treatment and recovery plan. Take action if you think you or your loved one is in danger.
Do schizophrenics have anger outbursts?
They may get angry at others for not understanding them, or for failing to stand by them in their hour of need. Sudden outbursts of anger and aggression in general are a symptom of schizophrenia, and they may not have any specific cause.
Does schizophrenia cause aggression?
There is a general agreement that schizophrenia is associated with elevated risk for aggressive behavior and violent crime. There is also relatively robust evidence indicating that clozapine is the most effective pharmacological treatment for hostility3 and persistent overt aggression in schizophrenia.