Essay on A Journey through the Schizophrenic World

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A Journey through the Schizophrenic World
Imagine learning that your college roommate and his daughter was only a figment of your imagination. That they never really existed. Or that it was your spouses college roommate that you thought was his old time friend never really existed. John Nash from A Beautiful Mind was told that his college roommate was not real, that he actually had his own room in college. That is how the director, Ron Howard, constructed his own view of what it means to have schizophrenia. “The word schizophrenia conjures images of a nightmare world where strange and twisted realities exist” (Veague). Society views schizophrenia as imaginary, hallucinations, and paranoia. What society does not know of is that
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A Journey through the Schizophrenic World
Imagine learning that your college roommate and his daughter was only a figment of your imagination. That they never really existed. Or that it was your spouses college roommate that you thought was his old time friend never really existed. John Nash from A Beautiful Mind was told that his college roommate was not real, that he actually had his own room in college. That is how the director, Ron Howard, constructed his own view of what it means to have schizophrenia. “The word schizophrenia conjures images of a nightmare world where strange and twisted realities exist” (Veague). Society views schizophrenia as imaginary, hallucinations, and paranoia. What society does not know of is that approximately 2.2 million people in the United States who suffer this illness(Veague). It is so simple to look past an illness only to see society's view point, but to really look at it and to figure out what it actually is are two different journeys.
Schizophrenia occurs equally in both gender and in different ethnic groups. Symptoms may arise during adolescence or even until approximately thirty years old. Males usually start experiencing symptoms earlier than females. It is rare for people to start having symptoms at 45 years or older ("Schizophrenia"). Schizophrenia is not specific to anyone, the human race as a whole has the same probability of developing it.
Although many think the illness is just hallucinations, “schizophrenia, however,
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