The Quiet Room Analysis

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The Quiet Room, emphasizes on the main character Lori Schiller’s life and her dealing with the disease Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history. About 1 in 100 people may develop schizophrenia (Schizophrenia: What Parents Need to Know. (2012). This disease can be disabling over time and start at a young age. There is no exact cause to this certain disease but it does seem to connect to chemical imbalances in the brain. It also can be connected to genetics and using dangerous drugs like cannabis. Schizophrenia affects men and women equally. It occurs at similar rates in all ethnic groups around the world. Symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions usually …show more content…
There are positive and negative symptoms to this disease. For example, positive symptoms include having hallucinations or delusions. Hallucinations are when someone sees, hears, smells, or feels something that isn’t really there. The most common hallucination that people have is hearing voices (Bengston, M. (n.d.). Types of Schizophrenia). This is said to be a positive symptoms because they are actually “doing” things and being productive still. However negative symptoms include being withdrawn from society or unemotional to things around them. They lose concentration and interest very easily. This affects humans in a negative way because the patient is not doing anything with their lives or being productive. This can only be diagnosed if the person has been having the same symptoms over a six month period (Bengston, M. (n.d.). Types of Schizophrenia).
There are five known types of schizophrenia which are paranoid, catatonic, disorganized, undifferentiated, and residual. Paranoid schizophrenia is the presence of audio hallucinations or prominent delusional thoughts about persecution or conspiracy. However this type of schizophrenia are more functional than others that suffer from other the other
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(n.d.). Just like Lori Schiller from the book, who suffered from hallucination and became a prominent symptom to her illness. Schizophrenia is a type of psychotic disorder that includes other disorders and they all have different causes that are put together because no one is certain for how they are caused. Doctors take precautionary steps to help aid patients suffering with this disease, but there is no one absolute cure, but with various methods there is improvement seen. However, this psychotic disorder is affecting more of the population day by day, almost more than 1% of the US population (Schizophrenia.

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