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Description and Analysis of Catatonic Schizophrenia

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About 1.1% of people in the world have schizophrenia, which equals to about 51 million, regardless of the racial, ethnic, or even economic background. In America alone there are about 2.2 million people that are suffering with schizophrenia. To put this into perspective for every 1,000 people about 7.2 people have schizophrenia. Around one-third to one-half of the homeless have schizophrenia. Within a year, about 100,000 people will be diagnosed with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is more common than AIDS, cot death, and melanoma combined. A vast majority of people with schizophrenia are diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 35. Approximately 5-10% of people diagnosed will commit suicide. Schizophrenia affects both males and females; however, the onset will often occur earlier in men than women and slightly more men are affected. About one fourth of people will only have a couple of episodes then they will fully recover. The next 50% will end up on medication but their personal life won’t be affected greatly. The last quarter will have more of a persistent form of the illness which will make it hard to find medication that will work efficiently and they will be hospitalized over and over again. Over 50% of people with schizophrenia are not receiving appropriate care. 90% of the people that aren’t receiving quality care are in developing countries.

Schizophrenia by definition in DSM 5 is a mental disorder that makes it hard to tell the difference between what is real and what is not real, clearly think, have emotional responses that are normal, and to act normally in any social situations. There are many sub categories of schizophrenia like: catatonic, paranoid, disorganized, undifferentiated, and residual. However, I am simply stud...

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