- Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that distorts the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, relates to others and perceives reality.
- 1% of the population (2.2 million Americans) will develop schizophrenia.
- There are five subtypes of schizophrenia: paranoid schizophrenia, disorganized schizophrenia, catatonic schizophrenia, undifferentiated schizophrenia, and residual schizophrenia.
- Positive symptoms of schizophrenia include delusions, hallucinations and catatonia, which is when a person stays in a single position for a long period of time.
- Cognitive symptoms include trouble focusing or paying attention, and difficulty remembering.
- Negative symptoms is defined as the absence of normal behaviors. This includes reduced speech and energy, lack of motivation, lack of emotion, and withdrawal from family and friends.
- Although the cause is unknown, this mental illness can be developed through factors such as genetics, brain chemistry, brain abnormality and environmental factors.
- Schizophrenia typically appears when a person is in his or her teens to early 20s.
- About 10% of people with schizophrenia commit suicide and are more likely to have a drug or alcohol abuse problem.
- Most people prefer to be left alone and are not violent.
- Treatments such as taking medication, participating in therapy and being hospitalized can reduce symptoms.
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I took These facts from this website as I don’t know a lot about schizophrenia : https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-schizophrenia
I’m still learning as we about ll are 🙂 thank you for reading.