Schizophrenia

By. O'maria Williams

Schizophrenia means a split from reality and it causes more anxiety

Anxiety disorders are psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety.

Schizophrenia is a psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety, and it is a chronic condition that usually surfaces for men in their early to mid 20's and for women in their late 20's


  • The defintion of Schizophrenia is - A split mind; a split from reality
Schizophrenia & Dissociative Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #32

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Some symptoms of Schizophrenia are

  • Loss of contact with reality
  • Breaking down in selective attention
  • Delusions or false beliefs not based in reality
  • Disorganized thinking and speech
  • Psychotic symptoms
  • Narratives of persecution and paranoia
  • Perceptual disturbances and hallucinations
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The dissociative disorder

A disorder in which conscious awareness becomes separated from previous memories thoughts and feelings. This can mean that they pick their skin and pull all of their hair out and them not realizing what they are doing and it not inflict pain upon them

Dissociative amnesia

Dissociative amnesia when a person my block out specific information or have no memory of a particular event.

This is usually caused by overwhelming of stress and other traumatic events like

  • War
  • Abuse
  • Accidents or disaster

treatments for Schizophrenia

There isn't a treatment for it but some the methods will probaly help

  • seeing a psychologist
  • taking your medication
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Therapy
  • Self help
  • ECT- electroconvulsive therapy
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Cases of Schizophrenia

There are some different types of cases of Schizophrenia and some may not be as bad as others. Some cases are so bad that some patients may haft to attend asylum to recive treatment for it. They may be tied down to recieve the type of treatment that they need and to keep them from hurting themselves and others. Some other cases are not that bad that they my just haft to recieve therapy