Schizophrenia Essay

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Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a hard mental disorder. It reflects of numerous mental functions, thinking process, perception, emotions, motivation and motoric functions. It is better to look at schizophrenia like a syndrome, i.e. complex of symptoms and signs, because there is no agreement about the causes of this disease.

There are a lot of hypothesis about the causes of schizophrenia. One stands that the unhealthy family atmosphere causes disorder; others stand on the biochemical conceptions of the disease which springs from derangements in the brain metabolism and leads to hallucinations.

The first case of decease was described in 1896 by German
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Modern attempts to revise forms of schizophrenia base on Langfeld’s approach.

Schizophrenia disorders are characterized by mental and motor impairment, disturbances of sensory perception, temporary insanity. Some people have only one such psychotic episode; others have many episodes during a lifetime, but lead relatively normal lives during the interim periods.

As a rule schizophrenia begins in early twenties. The risk identification of schizophrenia is bigger in large cities than at a country side. The difference between man’s and women’s syndromes and clinical course of disease is insignificant. People with predisposition to schizophrenia also have such symptoms as social isolation or withdrawal, or unusual speech, thinking, or behavior. In general in North America approximately one percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime.

The most prevalent form of schizophrenia is paranoiac schizophrenia, which is characterized by delusion of persecution with jealousy and animosity. However there are also such symptoms as mental impairment and hallucinations. Delusion of persecution may last for years going stronger and develop into eerie. As a rule patients with paranoiac form of schizophrenia usually have no visual changes in behavior, mental and social degradation, like during other form of disease.

Hebephrenic form of

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