Schizophrenia

Carley Blansett, 10-13-15, 6th period

Definition

Severe mental disorder in which a person loses contact with reality.

Causes

Can be a combination of genetic factors or chemical and structural changes in the brain.

Slogan

You're never alone with schizophrenia.

Symptoms/treatment

Symptoms are delusions, hallucinations, and thought disorders. Treatment includes communicating with your doctor, have work and life goals, stay involved with others, and just staying positive that things will get better.

Age/ Gender Specific

Both men and women between the ages of 15 and 35.

John Hopkins Medicine

  • Phone number: (410) 955-5212
  • Physical Address: 600 North Wolfe Street

Sovereign Mental Health

National Alliance of Mental Illness

Background of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder. It can cause you to see things that are't there or hear voices in your head. Schizophrenia was found in 1887 by Emil Kraepelin. Only about 1% of the adult population has schizophrenia. In 1911, Eugen Bleuler gave schizophrenia it's name.
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