Schizophreni A Severe And Disabling Mental Disorder

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Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling mental disorder, affecting approximately one percent of the world 's adult population. Researcher say there are several of causes for this disorder, for instance genetics, substance use, or even the environment. As research began we found that, “schizophrenia can occur at any age, the average age begin in the late teens to the early 20s for men, and the late 20s to early 30s for women” (NAMI). As said this disorder can go both ways with either women or men, there is no bias in who receives this. There are both pros and cons and many symptoms that come along with the disorder but as said many adults experience different types of disorders and unfortunately in my case I have an uncle who deled and is still dealing with schizophrenia. There were many situations and issues he had to surpass due to this diagnose. Dementia Praecox was the original name of the term schizophrenia which was discovered by Kraeplin in 1896. Kraeplin believed that this disorder was an independent disease with onset at a young age (Larson). The symptoms occurring for his understanding were delusions and hallucinations but as time continued Eugen Bleuler came around and renamed Dementia Praecox to schizophrenia because for him this disorder was the “splitting of the mind” in Latin. When Eugen states this he believes this disorder was the splitting of the mind, the first things that comes to my head is two different personalities. The splitting of mind for example,

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