Schizophrenia

Cooper Thompson 10/16/15 Health-2

“If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia."

Thomas Szasz-psychiatrist,slogan

Definition

Severe mental disorder in which a person loses contact with reality.

age/gender

men and women 15 to 35.

medication and treatment

High-potency antipsychotic drug, Haldol. psychosocial therapy is used to manage schizophrenia.

background info

1.1 of people of over 18 years old suffer from schizophrenia.That is about 51 million people. There is no permanent treatment but you can take medicine to help.In 2002 the cost of schizophrenia was $62.7 billion. Schizophrenia is a genetic disorder.

3 agencies

national institute of mental health. 5600 fisher lane 800-969-NMHA

National alliance for the mentally ill. Arlington VA,22265, 800-950-NAMI

American psychitric association www.psych.org

Meet Mark, Mark has schizophrenia