Patiënt & Familie

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Alzheimer’s Disease

There are over 30 million people with dementia worldwide and will double by 2030. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.

You can find further information on symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, how it is diagnosed, and treatments via

Major Depression

Major depressive disorder – or short depression – is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is a significant medical condition that can affect many areas of your life. It impacts mood and behavior as well as various physical functions, such as appetite and sleep. It is a very common psychiatric disorder: 5% of the population suffered from depression in the last year, whereas one out of 6 individuals will face depression during their lives.

You can find further information on symptoms of major depressive disorder, how it is diagnosed, and treatments from the UK support Depression Alliance.

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe neuropsychiatric disorder that affects around 0.5 – 1% of the population. It occurs when the parts of the brain responsible for emotion and sensation stop working properly. The illness can develop slowly and a person may stop living their normal life, withdrawing from people, losing interest in things and possibly having angry outbursts.

You can find further information on symptoms of Schizophrenia, how it is diagnosed, and treatments from the UK patient organisation Rethink Mental Illness.

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