schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a severe incurable brain disorder that oppresses many today. Schizophrenia affects more than 2 million Americans. It is one of the most feared and misunderstood of all mental illnesses. So with this illness there are many questions. What is the meaning of schizophrenia, how is it diagnosed and how is it treated? With it being the most feared and misunderstood of all mental illnesses what are some stereotypes and fears out there about those with schizophrenia? How do those with the illness and the family members feel about law enforcement and what are their needs when it comes to those in law enforcement? What is being done now in law enforcement to help ones who have this illness? Schizophrenia is defined as “schizo” meaning split and “phrene” meaning mind. So the meaning split mind is the separation of the usual balance of emotions and thinking. People with this illness have a hard time trying to relate to others, making decisions in their own life, plus they have a hard time thinking clearly. Symptoms of schizophrenia start to manifest about the age of 1...

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