Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s you didn’t hear much about mental disorders it was as if it were

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Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s you didn’t hear much about mental disorders it was as if it were something bad not just a disease. These days that’s all you hear this kid has ADHD or this kids has ADD or this kid has bipolar or this kid his schizophrenia. When someone starts talking about these disorders there are those who throw their hands up in the air like it’s no big deal and say forget about it and then there are the ones who want to know what the heck it is and start asking question. What is schizophrenia and how does it affect males 15-25 years old and it is hereditary? Many people never find out this answer until they have a family member or a friend diagnosed with it and then they still have questions. What is schizophrenia?…show more content…
Not every person with schizophrenia will have all symptoms, and the symptoms of schizophrenia may change over time.” (Schizophrenia: Sings, Types & Causes, Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph. D., Last Update February 2014, http://www.helpguide.org/mental/schizophrenia_symptom.htm) It is believed that no one single gene causes schizophrenia it is said that more than one gene is the cause of increased risk of schizophrenia there is a greater risk of a child developing it. There is more to this story than genetics; some type of early childhood trauma may play a role in schizophrenia. (The Causes of Schizophrenia http://www.nami.org/content/navigationmenu/mental_illnesses) The onset of schizophrenia occurs between the age of 15 and 45 in males, it is more common in males than females. There is talk from researchers about children with schizophrenia also having other mental disorders which include ADHD, ADD and bipolar disorder. Although there is not a tremendous amount of research they also believe that most children have had someone in their family who has been in a psychiatric hospital at some point and a family history of schizophrenia and some type of trauma. There is also a high number of suicide attempts in children with schizophrenia, there is also research to show that there is an increase of odds of schizophrenia in African Americans and Hispanic youth, however it is also very easy to misdiagnose these

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