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Different Aspects of Schizophrenia The devastating mental illness of Schizophrenia is a major concern of modern medicine. Schizophrenia associates any one person with multiple problems. These problems include delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized behavior (Long 1999). The illness is a disease of the brain that is explained clinically as, disease of the mind, a simple explanation given by Nancy Andreasen (1999). It is important to understand that there are different types of this mental illness as well.
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The most notable factors that explain schizophrenia are brain structure and genetics. Scientists found that the disease tends to be more prominent in families that had schizophrenia before. Schizophrenia is presented in 1 percent of the world’s population and 10 percent in people who have relatives that had the disorder. The highest possibility can be seen in monozygotic twins. This can be developed by the twin s... ... middle of paper ... ...-26.
Although many human disorders can be explained by simple Mendelian hereditary patterns, others are more complex in their nature. Multifactorial diseases are influenced by a range of factors, specifically an individual’s genetics and environment. One example of a complex disease is schizophrenia, a mental affliction that is caused by a chemical imbalance in or the irregular structure of the brain. Schizophrenia is characterized by hallucinations or delusions and inhibits individuals from rationalizing, controlling emotions, communicating, or making independent choices. Thus schizophrenia is a complex and chronic disorder that affects individuals uniquely, and is influenced by both genetic and environmental stimuli (“What”).