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    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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    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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    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes an individual to lose their understanding and grasp on reality. The disorder is chronic and severe and can have very adverse effects on individuals diagnosed such as auditory and visual hallucinations, combined with episodes of intense paranoia and bizarre thoughts and actions. Schizophrenia induces these hallucinations and feelings of paranoia and can distort a person's ability to differentiate between where the hallucinations end and reality…

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    Paranoid Schizophrenia

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    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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    Schizophrenia Family

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    The World Health Organization (WHO) considers schizophrenia to be one of the world’s ten leading causes of disability (2016). This severe mental illness has an array of symptoms and affects a person’s thought, emotions, perception, and behavior. Individuals suffering from schizophrenia have the inability to separate reality from fantasies, which can play into the difficultly as to why the illness can be so hard to treat. Since there is no one cause for schizophrenia, professionals are forced to…

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    Cannabis And Schizophrenia

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    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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    Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally - 1. It is characterised by positive (Type 1) symptoms e.g. hallucinations, and negative (Type 2) symptoms e.g. alogia – poverty of speech -2. With its onset in late adolescence or early adulthood, where for men it usually occurs during the ages of 18 to 25, and for women, 25 to 35, and the lack of fully effective treatments, it contributes massively to the global burden of disease -3. Schizophrenia…

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    Schizophrenia Essay

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    “Schizophrenia is a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” (Mayo Clinic) The word Schizophrenia is derived from the Greek words “Schizo” which means split and and “phren” which means mind. The term originated in the year of 1910 by a swiss psychiatrist named Paul Eugrn Bleuler. (Psychology Today) The term schizophrenia was intended to mean…

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    Schizophrenia Theory

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    Schizophrenia is a disorder of the brain that distorts and changes the way that the affected person acts, expresses emotions, the way they treat others, and even how they perceive reality. People with Schizophrenia deal with it different ways; for example, some may use art to express themselves and others may even completely deny they have a mental illness. With hours of research in addition of previous knowledge, this information is thoroughly researched and therefore accurate. 1% of all…

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    Description and Classification “What is schizophrenia? The America Psychiatric Association defines schizophrenia in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV(DSM-IV) as a disorder with active symptoms for at least 1 month, consisting of delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized/bizarre behavior, and/or a lack of organized speech, activity, or emotions. Usually at least two of these sets of symptoms are present. The illness, with a prodromal stage…

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