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Very rarely, the symptoms of schizophrenia start before the age of 12. “Schizophrenia is a disease that makes it difficult for a person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses to others, and to behave normally in social situations. People with schizophrenia may also have difficulty in remembering, talking, and behaving appropriately”. (http://www.mhsource.com/narsad/schiz.html) According to Reynolds, Illnesses like schizophrenia bring unthinkable misery to sufferers and their families. Unlike other illnesses, it marks not only afflicted individuals, but also their relatives (96).
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Schizophrenia & It’s History The purpose of this paper is to explore schizophrenia as a psychological disorder. Schizophrenia is a chronic and usually serious mental disorder affecting a variety of aspects of behavior, thinking, and emotions (DSM-IV-TR., 2001). Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling and puzzling mental disorders (Pierangelo & Giulani, 2007). Individuals with this disorder may experience delusions and hallucinations, in which case they are considered psychotic (Chan & Chen, 2011). Schizophrenics may also experience social withdrawal and disinterest.
(Lublin, Eberhard and Levander, 2005, 183) Diagnosis of schizophrenia may be made when the patient shows that he or she “misinterprets reality and exhibits disorder attention, thought, or perception.” (Passer and Smith, 2004, 534) Moreover, the person commonly has delusions, which have been defined as follows: Delusions are false beliefs that are sustained in the face of evidence that normally w... ... middle of paper ... ...research has certainly shown that it is less efficacious than drug therapy. Bibliography Lublin, Henrik, Jonas Eberhard and Sten Levander. (2005). Current therapy issues and ummet clinical needs in the treatment of schizophrenia: A review of the new generation antipsychotics. International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 20: 183-198.
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