Schizophrenia

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Definition

Is a severe mental disorder that usually lasts throughout life.

Causes

Unknown what cause schizophrenia but, some researchers believe that a combination of genetics and environment contributes to development of the disorder.

symptoms

  • Mood changes- anger, anxiety
  • Psychological changes- depression, fear
  • Speech chances
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Age/Gender specifics

  • 16 to 25 for men
  • 25 to 30 for women
(Woman usually are not affected as much as man)

Background

Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder. At first people thought that schizophrenia was a mental illness. Schizophrenia means '"split mind". It was recognized in 1911 by a Swiss psychiatrist name Eugen Bleuler. Schizophrenia affects the brain. It dose not cause split personality.
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Treatments

  • Electrocution therapy- using electrical impulses to induce seizures.
  • Prescriptions
  • Support groups
  • Specialists

Agencies

  • MHA (Mental Health America): Phone- (703) 684-7722 2000 N. Beauregard Street 6th floor Alexandria, Va 22311
  • NIH (National Institute on mental health): Email- nimhinfo@nih.gov Phone- 1-866-615-6464
  • NAMI (National Alliance on mental illness): Phone- 703-524-7600 Fax- 703-524-9094
Schizophrenic Kids
Kaylee Musick, 10-16-15, heath-6th