Miles Payton, Cole Saluter, Deldridge Berry
What does it do?
Schizophrenia causes the mind to think/ act differently at any given time. That causes a person to either, change moods rapidly, causes illness, or even make a person believe they are someone who they aren't. It can be very dangerous. If the person with schizophrenia does not know how to control their disease, or are not currently using any forms of treatment, they can hurt themselves or others severely. Other symptoms include, headaches, sickness, and inability to focus.
What are the causes?
Schizophrenia is cause by many different factors. It can be hereditary. That means that the disease came from a parent's genes and that you were born with it. There is nothing you can do to try and prevent hereditary diseases. You can also get schizophrenia environmentally, meaning that you got it from something or someone outside.
What are the cures?
There are different types of cures and treatments for schizophrenia. The type of treatment a schizophrenic will receive depends on how severe the condition or disease is. Some schizophrenics take medication to calm their thoughts and put them in a soothing state. Others with a more severe case of the disorder may be taken care of at mental hospitals, or they are taken for months in therapy.
Who has it today?
- In America, around 2.2 million people have it schizophrenia
- Around 100,000 people are diagnosed with schizophrenia in America each year
- Only 25% of schizophrenics in America have been completely cured in the last 10 years
- 10% of American schizophrenics have died of suicide in the last 10 years