Symptoms And Symptoms Of Schizophrenia Essay

718 Words Sep 28th, 2015 3 Pages
Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder with “many different faces,” a breakdown of cognitive function that effects the way a person behaves, thinks, and observes their social world (Emery and Oltmanns, 2015). There are many symptoms associated with schizophrenia, but not all patients suffer from all symptoms at one given time. The symptoms can come on slowly and gradually or in some cases come on suddenly. This severe progression of symptoms can make diagnosing this disorder difficult, many of the early signs and symptoms associated with this disorder share comorbidity with other disorders in cluster B of personality disorders, as well as mood disorders, substance abuse disorder, anxiety and depression (Emery and Oltmanns, 2015). Treatment is also difficult, but manageable if early detection is possible, families often experience the early warning signs, but don’t know what to do, they may notice a change in the person’s motivation, emotions and isolation. They may become depressed, become socially withdrawn, and perform odd and erratic behaviors, as well as speech becomes irrational and difficult to understand (Skodol, Morey, Bender, and Oldham, 2013).
If treatment is not given during the early stages of schizophrenia, there are major characteristic symptoms that occur, but people may not suffer from all the symptoms listed below, the symptoms may change over the course of this disorder. According, to Emery and Oltmanns people may suffer from positive symptoms or…

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