Causes, symptoms, treatments, etc...
- Losing touch with reality
- Hallucinations- Voices are most common
- Delusions-False beliefs, paranoid thoughts
- Thought Disorders- Disorganized thinking, trouble talking and focusing
- Movement Disorders- Agitated and twitchy
- Can't understand and use information to make decisions
- Trouble focusing and paying attention
- Bad Memory
Treatments for this disease include antipsychotic medications and various psychosocial
There are two types of medications "typical" and "atypical"
In the 1990's antipsychotic medications were developed and the name of the new medication was called "atypical"
Causes are still unknown
Side Affects of these medications
- Dizziness when changing positions
- Blurred vision
- Rapid heartbeat
- Sensitivity to the sun
- Skin ashes
- Menstrual Problems for women