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SCHIZOPHRENIA
History indicates the disorder known as schizophrenia has been a source of misunderstanding for many people. Schizophrenia is one of the most confusing disorders studied in the field of psychology. Most people believe schizophrenia is a mental disorder of multiple personalities. Some think those who suffer from this disorder are completely insane. The real truth behind is, they don’t have multiple personalities and aren’t completely crazy. Schizophrenia is a disease that makes it impossible for a person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences (Chudler, n.d). A condition that is life-long lasting and may not have cure but instead be treated (Grohol, n.d). People who suffer from schizophrenia may hear voices and see objects that are not there. Some may even be convinced that others are controlling how they think, read their minds, or plot against them. This can distress individuals, that cause them to become frantic and withdraw making them withdraw and frantic (What is Schizophrenia, n.d). It is possible to live a normal life while taking medications, or any treatment. Researchers of the disorder have agreed that it is one of the most widespread mental disorders in the world Schizophrenia is one disorder that cannot be prevented or predicted. It develops slowly and is a result of stress (Huffman, 2012). Therefore, it is very important to start an immediate treatment of the disease. In the following the symptoms, treatments, causes and effects will be included and explained.
Schizophrenia affects both female and male. The disorder usually occurs in the early twenties of adulthood. Symptoms tend to begin between sixteen and thirty years old. It is a disorder that occurs at similar rates in eth...

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...causes and effects of the disorder. Scientists have researched a lot about the disorder and have to come to the conclusion that more research needs to be done (What is Schizophrenia, n.d). It is a disorder characterized by major disturbances in perception, language, thought, emotion, and behavior. (Huffman, 2012) The symptoms of schizophrenia happen in episodes rather than consistently. Hallucinations and delusions are the most common symptoms in schizophrenia. Two groups of symptoms also include positive and negative symptoms, (Huffman, 2012) Medications and professional therapy can reduce the risk of future psychotic episodes and improve relationships (Huffman, 2012) In conclusion people can live with schizophrenia every day of their life, but it has to be manageable with the right medication. For others it’s a day to day battle that only they would understand.

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