There cannot be a more important role that diagnosis plays than in the proper diagnosis of disease involving the mind and thought processes. It is the very subjective nature of disease or that which varies considerably from patient to patient and often with location as well; points to the very exacting nature of the malady. The introduction of better aids for helping to arrive at a conclusion has over the years brought about better standardization of diagnosis.
Over the years studies conducted on patients which took certain standards of reporting and diagnosis has helped arrive at conclusions that were not possible in earlier times. Information technology has played a great role by minimizing the files generated, at the same time enabling large amounts of data to be transmitted and analyzed over large distances. Thus obscure conditions and diseases were introduced to the lexicon of doctors for the first time.
What for years together was considered as one off conditions was seen to be occurring in other parts of the world as well and for a good period of time. This was chiefly enabled by better gathering of information and data compilation. As more people were stricken with the same conditions, the medical fraternity looked at ways of differentiating small differences among them. Thus there came about the difference between bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia.
There can be no denying the role new formulations played in setting right conditions and also in the better management of conditions with better understanding of situations. This brought about relief to the patients and also the families with stricken patients
As better treatments evolved and the conditions of the stricken patients improved, the role of the immediate family came more prominent than ever before. Along with the proper diagnosis came about a view that proper conditioning of families with patients was the immediate need of the hour. This set forth specialties that looked to better integrate and study in detail the families of stricken patients as well.
Most early signs that a person needs help are usually picked up by the immediate family members much before a person gets out of control. Thus, if properly channeled, the treatment and management of a patient can begin much before things get out of hand, so to speak. With better informed society being able to identify early enough the various early signs of diseases, care must be taken to conduct proper information and awareness campaigns.
As awareness increases and people get to see that abnormal people are there with the same conditions all across the globe. This sets forth a chain reaction where the drug companies start developing formulations as well as seek to pour money to better research and study. With better research come more acceptable results and better prepared formulations that are more capable of treating the conditions.
Thus, hope is not lost to developing more refined formulations that would seek to limit the side effects of most drugs in this field of medicine. No longer would patients have to undergo painful and unpleasant experiences as shock therapy. If the past progress is any indication, the future of patient treatment is promising than ever.