Schizoprenia

Phillip Willoughby, October 14, Health-6

Slogan

There are things that tend to moderate with age. Schizophrenia is somewhat like that.

Definition

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
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Causes

It's not known what causes schizophrenia, but researchers believe that a combination of genetics, brain chemistry and environment contributes to development of the disorder.

symptoms

delusions- false beliefs that aren't reality

hallucinations- seeing or hearing things that don't exist

disorganized thinking- communication is impaired

extremely disorganized behavior

negative symptoms- lack the ability to function normally

gender tendencies

women tend to get it 3-4 years earlier before men

Background

Schizophrenia is a group of psychotic disorders that interfere with thinking and mental or emotional responsiveness. It is a disease of the brain. The term schizophrenia, which means "split mind," was first used in 1911 by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler to categorize patients whose thought processes and emotional responses seemed disconnected. Despite its name, the condition does not cause a split personality. Schizophrenia has an unknown cause and isn't curable but can be treated.

Medications and Treatments

arsenapine, brexpiprazole,and aripiprazole are medications.

The only available treatment is through therapy.

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Schizophrenia Information and Treatment