Schizophrenia Introverts Essay

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Imagine one’s mind listening to the little voices inside of their head, seeing sinister thoughts such as dead bodies lying everywhere or combining words to make meaningless phrases. It is not something that anyone should want to experience, but for some, it is an everyday occurrence. As found in Diseases and Disorders: Schizophrenia (2011), schizophrenia is described as, “a chronic, severe brain disorder that distorts the way sufferers think, feel, act, and perceive everyone and everything around them”. According to Nemade and Dombeck (2009), worldwide about 1 percent of the population is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and approximately 1.2% of Americans (3.2 million) have the disorder. Currently, there is no cure for schizophrenia, but there …show more content…
For instance, a person with schizophrenia has problems with socialization while an example of an action carried out by an introvert would be telling someone they already have plans for the night but their plans are really to be alone with themselves. Introverts also have a different thought process. It takes an introvert much longer to react to a stimulus than it would for an extrovert. An extrovert reacts instantly to a stimulus while an introvert has to “reach” into their long term memory, process the information at a rate much slower, and then display the information formulated. Another difference between a person with schizophrenia versus a person without schizophrenia would be personality. A simulated video of what it is like being a person with schizophrenia shows one having anxiety from the voices they hear and constant negative thoughts. If someone with schizophrenia were to take a personality test, the results may show a high score in neuroticism. A high score in neuroticism means the person may not be as emotionally secure as someone who scores lower in the same category. The person with schizophrenia could also be more insecure. Overall, a person diagnosed with the disease may have trouble socializing with people and experience negative thoughts and

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