Schizophrenia Is Not Just One Disease Essay

1759 Words Sep 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
Affecting around 1% of the world 's human population, Schizophrenia is an incredibly complex neurodegenerative disease, with symptoms involving, but not subject to, hallucinations, disorganized speech patterns, delusions, 'catatonic ' behaviour (Qin, Liu, Sodhi & Lu 2016), false beliefs, anti-social behaviour, and limited emotional engagement (Ling, Yansheng & Hongxing 2016). However, Schizophrenia is not just one disease, it 's actually a broad term for a combination of the above symptoms, and more that can be seen in other psychiatric disorders (Tomasik, Rahmoune, Guest & Bahn 2016). Due to this, it can be quite difficult to provide an official aetiology for this disease, as it 's quite difficult to determine the cause of Schizophrenia. Nonetheless, there has been extensive research determining what is happening in the brain to result in Schizophrenia and it 's symptoms, and how these changes ultimately affect other parts of the brain, mind, and body. Therefore, research will continue until there is some form of understanding and ability to help those who have developed and will develop this disorder.

With each year, the answer to 'What causes Schizophrenia? ' is becoming clearer. However, as the illness is a collection of neurological symptoms within an array of disorders, a biological cause is difficult to pinpoint. Getinet Ayano (2016) discussed the most recent combined aetiology of Schizophrenia, indicating the disease most likely develops from various…

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