Schizophrenia

longterm mental disorder that breakdown thought, emotion etc

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General Information

More than 200,000 cases/yr.

Cannot be cured, but treatment may help.

Can be temporary or lifelong.

Exact cause is unknown.

Characterized by abnormal social behavior.

Symptoms

Delusions

Hallucinations

Disorganized thinking (speech)

Disorganized/abnormal motor behavior

Negative symptoms

Suicidal thoughts/behavior

Treatment(s)

Lifelong treatment (even when symptoms subside)

Medications

Psychosocial therapy

Hospitalization may be necessary to ensure safety, proper nutrition, sleep & basic hygiene

Prevalence

1% of World's Population

1.2% of America

Anyone Can Be Affected

Genetic Link

Onset by Age

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