Schizophreni Schizophrenia And Myth

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Schizophrenia Fact and Myth When people hear the word “schizophrenia” what do they think. The media makes it seem like people with schizophrenia are crazy and dangerous. When that is not really true at all. This makes people place judgments on schizophrenia without knowing exactly what it is. The only way we could fix this is by educating people who are ignorant of schizophrenia. This would also help change the media’s perspective of this disorder. Which could prevent the wrong signals from being continuously put out. So, what exactly is schizophrenia, what causes schizophrenia and how can it be treated? What exactly is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that 1% of the world’s population has (Javitt, 2014, p. 160). According to Psych Central (2014) some symptoms that people with schizophrenia may have are delusions, hallucinations, scrambled thoughts and unrest. For a person to be considered to have schizophrenia they must exert at least two of these symptoms for at least a moth. Javitt (2014) stated, that these symptoms can occur at any time between being a teenager up to the mid-30’s. Some people have been known to have show symptoms of schizophrenia at a younger age and that’s called early-onset schizophrenia (EOS). People who are diagnosed with schizophrenia have fifteen to twenty years subtracted off of their life expectancy. Two of the biggest factors of the shortening are suicide and cardiovascular disease. In all of the deaths with people
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