David Berkowitz Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder that severely impacts how an individual thinks, feels, and behaves. People suffering from schizophrenia often seem out of focus and distant from reality. The symptoms of the disorder are divided into positive, negative, and cognitive categories (National Institute of Mental Health, 2017). In the following paragraphs, I will discuss the signs, symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for schizophrenia. I will also describe the significant impact that schizophrenia has had on mass murderer, David Berkowitz’s life and crimes. David Berkowitz, also known as Son of Sam, murdered six people over the course of one year. Berkowitz notoriously claimed that his neighbor’s dog had instructed him to do so.
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