Is Schizophrenia A Mental Disease?

1242 Words Jul 31st, 2015 5 Pages
Schizophrenia A normal person is able to go about their day without any problems at all, however, for a person with schizophrenia, their day may be next to impossible. The voices playing throughout that person’s head all the time distracts them from their everyday activities. Their reality is much different than a person without this disorder. Schizophrenia is a mental disease that affects many and can become very serious if not handled correctly; if more research is done on this disease then maybe one day there will be a cure. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder in which people will understand reality differently. The affected person may often feel like a person other than them is controlling their actions and thoughts (Frith 358, 1999). This disorder is also characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to realize what is real and what is not. Many people and their family members do not know what to do when they hear that someone has schizophrenia. “It is easier for the average person to cope with the idea of cancer than it is to understand the odd behavior, hallucinations or strange ideas of the person with schizophrenia” (Schizophrenia and Psychosis, Parah 2, 2014). This disease may seem scary to many people because it is not something many people are familiar with. Also what frightens people is that this illness is a life long illness and the person diagnosed will have to live with it the rest of their life. The largest scare factor of this disease…
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