Schizophrenia

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  • Schizophrenia And Its Effects On People With Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disease that affects a person’s thoughts, behavior, moods, and ability to work and relate to others. People with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary. Most people think that Schizophrenia is a split personality or multiple personality disorders, but it’s not it is totally different. Schizophrenia is not caused by childhood experiences, poor parenting or lack of willpower. People with schizophrenia have different symptoms for each person. There have been many cases of schizophrenia in the United States. It is one of the most frightening diseases of all time. Schizophrenia affects a vast number of people with the rate of 1 person in every 100. The fact that 75 percent of all cases of schizophrenia begin between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. Experts estimate that one-third of the adult homeless population in the United States suffers from schizophrenia. Schizophrenics are also prone to early death from infection, heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and other illnesses. In addition to illness, suicide is another frequent cause of death among schizophrenics. Approximately 10 to 13 percent of people with the disease end up taking their own lives. What causes schizophrenia? The cause of schizophrenia is still unclear. Some theories about the cause of this disease include genetics (heredity), biology (the imbalance in the brain’s chemistry); and/or possible viral infections and…

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  • Pathophysiology Of Schizophrenia

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, characterizes schizophrenia as the occurrence of two or more of the following symptoms for a six-month period. The indicators that are most distinctive of schizophrenia are delusions, hallucinations, and, or disorganized speech. Schizophrenia is a disorder that takes control of the mind consuming the patients very existence, affecting 1 in 100 persons within the United States. Schizophrenia has always been a disorder shrouded in mystery (DSM-V).…

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  • Reductionism And Schizophrenia

    approach explain the onset of Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is one of the most challenging mental disorders as it’s caused by a combination of factors rather than one root cause. Reductionism is an approach which attempts to understand the nature of complex phenomena by reducing them into a smaller set of properties (Jones, 2004) and therefore disregarding the complexities of an individual’s brain and experiences. The purpose of this essay is to assess whether a reductionist approach can explain…

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  • Explanation Of Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia would be described as a severe mental disorder that severely affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. They might have a difficult time understanding what is real and imaginary. People with Schizophrenia can be described as withdrawn and have a hard time expressing normal emotions. Although they have these difficulties they do not pose a threat to other people. Cognitive symptoms for some patients are minor but in others they can be sever and interfere with memory or other…

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  • Misconceptions Of Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a brain disease that expresses itself in terms of disturbances in thinking, perception, and behavior (). Violence is often correlated with the disease and as a result many people believe schizophrenics to be extremely dangerous. In fact, the majority of society looks at schizophrenia with either indifference or fear. Schizophrenia is a complex disorder, understanding of which requires an in-depth look at its causes, effects, and available treatments. . For the millions of…

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  • Treatment For Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recent Research Mohamed Mahmoud College of Staten Island Abstract Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects that person 's behavior, feelings and the way they think and it also effects on how they see the world. The symptoms Schizophrenia includes there view of reality being different from other people. Studies show that schizophrenia may be caused by genes. It affects both men and women equally and adolescences as well. Treatments for these…

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  • Causes Of Schizophrenia

    Of all mental disorders, schizophrenia is one of the most difficult ones to understand. From years and years of extensive research by scientists, psychologists, and doctors. The main cause of this disorder is still to be discovered. However, we do have a firm grasp on what we think the main causes are. Through thorough diagnoses, professionals have been able to come up with four different possible causes. Schizophrenia can be genetic, biological,or even caused by a virus in a person DNA.…

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  • Paranoid Schizophrenia

    The mental illness, I choose to write about is paranoid schizophrenia. Before we jump into that, lets talk about what schizophrenia is. Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder that consists of reality testing, hallucinations, delusions and limited socialization. (NEEB’s) Schizophrenia is usually diagnosed during middle age. Under the category of schizophrenia, there are 5 types. These types include catatonic, disorganized, undifferentiated, residual, and paranoid. According to Mosby’s dictionary,…

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  • Cannabis And Schizophrenia

    The relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia is still not certain, but many studies have been done to see if there is a clear link between the two. Cannabis is a highly used drug in many parts of the world and is the most common illicit drug in Canada. Statistics Canada (2012) reported that just over twelve percent of Canadians over the age of fourteen have used cannabis in the past year. They also reported that over thirty percent of the users are between the ages of 18 and 24 and are…

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  • The Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

    disorders. The most common psychotic disorder is called schizophrenia. In order for one to understand exactly what schizophrenia is, they first must understand the symptoms, how doctors used to break down the disorder into subtypes, how the disorder is diagnosed, and how doctors treat the disorder once it has been diagnosed. Schizophrenia is a very severe illness. It is a chronic, lifelong disorder. This…

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