Essay on Is Schizophrenia A Serious Psychotic Disorder?

1949 Words Oct 26th, 2014 null Page
About six percent of our population is affected by Schizophrenia mostly in the ages of sixteen through twenty-five. Of those that suffer from the illness most likely do not attend school regularly. Schizophrenia is a serious psychotic disorder, categorized by an imbalance of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin (Myer’s Psychology For AP); much of the population debates whether this illness is nature versus nurture. This illness can affect anyone and it is very damaging to one’s life. Children being diagnosed with schizophrenia have been told multiple times that there is basically no hope for them in any niche in their lives. In order to help these students fulfil their desires, there are many ways that schools can be more supportive to the students that are active in their education suffering from schizophrenia. Students that want to learn and be successful begin to lose hope in their education, finding a job, and doing the things that they want to do in life but are held back. The term Schizophrenia was first used in 1910 by a Swiss psychiatrist, Paul Eugen Bleuler, and is derived from the Greek words “schizo” meaning “split” and “phren” meaning “mind.” Schizophrenia used to be a thought of antiquity and it had no relevance with mental illness, only defined as divine punishment or demonic possession. Once the twentieth century had come around it evolved into a mental illness. That is when many psychologists researched and studied many patients with schizophrenia…

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