The purpose of this paper is to find the main reason and pattern of schizophrenia,
to explore the proper treatment of schizophrenia, and to develop the
method of Christian counseling. The beginning of schizophrenia is typically during
adolescence or early adulthood. Some people recover very quickly from
schizophrenia, whereas others deteriorate progressively after the initial onset of
The disorder was originally defined by Emil Kraepelin, who emphasized the
progressive course of the disorder. Eugen Bleuler coined the term schizophrenia,
proposing that disturbances in speech and emotion are the fundamental
symptoms of the disorder. The negative symptoms of this disease have given
increased emphasis in DSM-IV. The manual requires evidence of a decline in
the person’s social or occupational functioning, as well as the presence of disturbed
behavior over a continuous period of at least six months. The DSM-IV
recognizes many subtypes of schizophrenia, such as disorganized, catatonic, and
paranoid types, that are based on prominent symptoms.
The writer presented an evangelical theory, ‘agape counseling’which was a
Christian counseling as an alternative to assist schizophrenia patient.