Essay Biological, Social and Psychological Causes of Schizophrenia

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Biological, Social and Psychological Causes of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a very serious, long-term disorder that affects about 1% of the world’s population. It affects people anywhere from twenty years old, to forty-five years old. It is known to be one of the most disabling diseases in this age group. Schizophrenia can break down a person’s behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. People who suffer from schizophrenia usually show very inappropriate displays of their actions and feelings. Sufferers have been known to hear voices, even when there is nobody around them. They have problems controlling their thoughts, and sometimes blurt out things that are very inappropriate. This paper will outline the biological, social, and psychological…show more content…
Their x-rays compared to a normal persons x-rays can be quite different. An x-ray with a person with schizophrenia has been proven to have less gray matter, and more fluid-filled areas. Other areas can also have more activity going on. They will also have to have shown signs of different symptoms for more than six months at a time. This is just to rule out any outside factors such as work or family. After a person can be diagnosed with one of four different types of schizophrenia: Paranoid Schizophrenia, Disorganized schizophrenia, Catatonic Schizophrenia, or Residual Schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia is pretty much what it sounds like. They can feel like someone is always watching them, or that somebody is plotting something against them. They can also feel very suspicious of other people around them. Disorganized schizophrenia is when a person is very delusional. They are not really sure of what is going on around them, and are often times incoherent. Catatonic schizophrenia is when a person very negative or quiet. They are very withdrawn and can be seen sitting in very unusual positions. They have been known to sits in one position’s for hours, not moving or saying a word. Last is Residual schizophrenia. This is probable one of the worst types. A person with this type really does not care about life anymore. They usually do not delusional, and are no longer hallucinating.
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