Schizophrenia Essay

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With schizophrenia being such a life devastating mental disease, it is important to ensure that those at risk of developing the disorder take preventative measures to ensure that they do not develop it. Provided the disease is left untreated, it can take a devastating toll upon all persons affected. Poor management of the disease can lead to poor performance or an absence all together from academics, unemployment, continuing disability, or even eventual suicide.
Schizophrenia is not preventable, as it is a genetic predisposition. Genes however do not solely determine whether or not one is bound to be diagnosed with the disease. Research suggests that it may take specific environmental stressors, such as drug use, social isolation, an increased stress and/or anxiety to increase the risk or trigger the disease. Even if for one the eventual development of schizophrenia is inevitable, it is important to note that schizophrenia’s effects can be significantly lessened by proper management of the disease, such as counseling.
Approaches to counseling differ for different people when ...
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