Schizophrenia In Early Adulthood

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An estimated 2.2 million people in the United States have schizophrenia at any given time. Schizophrenia often times emerges in early adulthood. During this time of early adulthood individuals face educational, social, and occupational milestones. Those with the disorder are less likely to achieve high education levels, marry or stay married, and have issues with occupational performance. It was found that only fourteen to twenty percent of schizophrenias hold competitive employment. The peak age of onset of the first psychotic episode is early to mid twenties for males and late twenties for females. This disorder usually has a slow manifestation and gradual development in individuals. Other times, people have onset of acute schizophrenia in …show more content…
Biological views are based off the genetic and biological investigations of abnormality. Studies have uncovered key roles of inheritance and brain activity in the formulation of this disorder and have found paths to important chances in the treatment. A study based on genetic factors found the closer one is to another relative who has schizophrenia, the stronger the likelihood of developing this disorder they have. Together, the biochemical brain structure, and viral findings have exposed mysteries of …show more content…
Emotions can take up too much energy for someone with schizophrenia to portray. Their faces may not have any expression on them. Their ability to make eye-contact decreases . Their voice starts to lack a variety of pitches resulting in more of a monotone. At times they lack the ability to enjoy things in life. Though they lack the ability to express emotion, they report feeling just as much positive and negative emotions to others in society.
Social withdrawal occurs with the breakdown of normalcy from schizophrenia symptoms. They tend to be more preoccupied with their own ideas and fantasies. The symptoms discussed thus far play a role in straying away from society. Not being able to interact with others by speaking or showing emotions, and hallucinations or delusions along with other symptoms encourages social withdrawal. Psychomotor symptoms are those who experience awkward movements, repeated grimaces and odd gestures. They may do strange movements that seem unnatural. Sometimes they will hold a certain position for period of time. Other times they may have inappropriate gestures such as waving the arms and legs

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