Schizophrenia And Its Effects On The Brain

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Schizophrenia is a mental psychotic disorder that diminishes the ability to distinguish reality from fantasy. Schizophrenia ranges from Type I, which are positive symptoms caused by an excess of functions to Type II, which are negative symptoms caused by a loss of functions within the brain. Subtypes range from Paranoid to Disorganized schizophrenia. A wide variety of factors can provoke anyone of these variations of schizophrenia, such as genes, an imbalance of chemicals in the brain, the death of a loved one, or even stress. Symptoms of Type I Paranoid Schizophrenia include delusions and auditory hallucinations, which revolve around them. According to 21st Century Psychology, "Anger, detachment, anxiety, argumentativeness, and a patronizing tone accompany paranoid schizophrenia" (302). The prince also has symptoms that complement paranoid schizophrenia, such as disorganized speech, thinking and behavior. In Hamlet 's case, grief caused by the death of his father provokes stress-induced Type I Paranoid Schizophrenia. The grief Hamlet experiences leads to a buildup of stress, and eventually to a stress-induced hallucination. Hamlet idealizes King Hamlet as a strong commanding leader and loving father. The very death of the King leaves Hamlet stricken with grief and without anyone to view idealistically. This grief results in Hamlet thinking nobody can understand what he is going through. Hamlet describes the extent of his depression: "But I have that within which passeth
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