Mental Health Diagnosis and Current Trends

2030 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 8 Pages
It is a chronic disorder that severs or disables the brain from thinking practically and realistically and thus leads to paranoia or depression. The disease has been contracted by approximately 1 percent Americans but due to its intense and harsh symptoms and effects, it has been counted as one of the major mental illnesses requiring immense amount of medical care. People with this disease might seem normal until they speak as schizophrenic individuals make no sense when they talk (National Institute of Mental Health, n.d.).
This case narrates a personal account of a schizophrenic individual elaborating on the problems he faced, affects of the disease on his social life, the symptoms of his illness and the intensity of illness. The story belongs to Kurt Snyder, a resident of Arnold, Maryland, just outside Annapolis in United States. Kurt had a lovely family, great friends and highly supportive relatives making his childhood a blissful stage of his life. However, what he was unaware of was his disease, "Schizophrenia". His disease started coming to the surface at the age of 18 years, when at college, he was exposed to the idea of fractals. Not that this was the problem, but when exposed to fractals, he experienced a high intensity obsession with the concept and started…