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Schizophrenia Information

Post by Darth Pyrinikon on Wed May 16, 2012 1:18 pm

Schizophrenia Information

Schizophrenia is an insanely complex mental condition that can cause the Schizophrenic to hallucinate, impair their ability to think logically, not have “normal” emotional responses, and not behave “normally” in social situations


Schizophrenia one of the most complex mental conditions, so complex that mental health experts aren’t sure what causes it! However genetics appear to play a role in it. Certain environmental events may trigger schizophrenia in people who are genetically at risk for it, and you are more likely to develop schizoprenia if someone in your family has it.
Schizophrenia affects both men and women equally. It usually begins in the teen years or young adulthood, but may begin later in life. It tends to begin later in women, and is more mild.
Childhood-onset schizophrenia begins after age 5. Childhood schizophrenia is rare and can be difficult to tell apart from other developmental disorders of childhood, such as Autism.


At first, you may have the following symptoms:
Irritable or tense feeling
Difficulty sleeping
Difficulty concentrating

As the illness continues, problems with thinking, emotions and behavior develop, including:
Lack of emotion (flat affect)
Strongly held beliefs that are not based in reality (delusions)
Hearing or seeing things that are not there (hallucinations)
Problems paying attention
Thoughts "jump" between unrelated topics ( “loose associations”)
Bizarre behaviors
Social isolation

Symptoms can vary, depending on the type of schizophrenia you have.
Paranoid schizophrenia symptoms may include:
Angry or argumentative
False believes that others are trying to harm you or your loved ones.

Disorganized schizophrenia symptoms may include:
Problems with thinking and expressing ideas clearly
Childlike behavior
Showing little emotion
Catatonic schizophrenia symptoms may include:
Lack of activity
Muscles and posture may be rigid
Grimaces or other odd expressions on the face
Does not respond much to other people

Undifferentiated schizophrenia symptoms may include symptoms of more than one other type of schizophrenia.

People with residual schizophrenia have some symptoms, but not as many as those who are in a full-blown episode of schizophrenia.


Please note that we are not licensed to diagnose you of this disorder. Go to your doctor for diagnoses not us Smile
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Re: Schizophrenia Information

Post by Guest on Wed May 16, 2012 2:38 pm

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