By: Tyler Smith & Luke Wilson
What is Schizophrenia
A basic understanding of schizophrenia is that it is a chronic, severe, and disabling
brain disorder that effects people so that they may hear voices in their head that
other people don’t hear. Sometimes schizophrenics think that people are reading
there minds or planning to hurt them.
People who have Schizophrenia may not make sense when the talk. They may sit for hours without moving or talking. Sometimes people with schizophrenia seem perfectly fine until they talk about what they are really thinking.
Study's have shown that they have a higher rate of smoking and obesity. Because of this people who have schizophrenia are found to have higher rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Who Is At Risk?
Schizophrenia starts between ages 16 and 30, Schizophrenia rarely occurs in children.
It can be difficult for people to diagnose schizophrenia in teens but some signs you can look for are a change of friends, a drop in grades, and sleep problems.
To really grasp a better understanding of this condition
we have video showing you a schizophrenic’s POV based on other patients episodes.
1. Movement disorders-They affect the speed and precision of your movements. There are two kinds. Dyskinesia, which involves excessive movement and hyperkinesia, which involves slowed or lack of movement.
2. Delusion-The belief or impression that someone firmly maintains though it is contradicted by what is considered reality or as being rational.
3. Hallucinations-An experience when you see something that is not actually there.
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