Schizophrenia Essay

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Schizophrenia, also known as dementia praecox, is a mental disorder. It affects the way a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia might have a difficulty distinguishing between real and fake. They can be unresponsive or withdrawn; and might have a difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations. Schizophrenia is not split personality or multiple personality. The majority of people with schizophrenia are not violent or dangerous to other people. Schizophrenia is not caused by childhood experiences, poor parenting or the lack of willpower. The symptoms for everyone are not the same either. There are not any specific causes to having Schizophrenia, but it is believed to either be genetics (heredity), biology (the imbalance in the brain’s chemistry), and/or possible viral infections. Scientists recognize that the disorder tends to run in families and that a person inherits a tendency to develop the disease. Schizophrenia can also be triggered by environmental events, such as viral infections or highly stressful situations or both. Similar to other genetic...

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