Schizophrenia In Life

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Many disorders throughout the world affect people on a daily basis. Disorders can modify one’s life and cause drastic changes. Disorders can also affect how a person can function on a “normal” level of life. This is an interesting way of viewing a disorder, but it truly is the way that some may view schizophrenia. The term normal is a complex concept, but to understand that for the means of schizophrenia; normal is anything that deviate the “norm” in some way that alters the solution of returning one back to their “normal” state (page 1). Schizophrenia has not only altered the life of one of my family members, it has altered my whole family’s life as well. Schizophrenia is not a disorder to take lightly. It can cause harm to the individual affected by the disorder and those around them. …show more content…

Psychosis is a condition in which there is distortion of reality and disturbances of thought. The prevalence of schizophrenia in the general population is approximately 1 %, with 70% of affected individuals experiencing their first manifestations in late adolescence to young adulthood. Manifestations of the condition cause impairments in the workplace, in social relationships, and in self-care (page203). No specific cause of schizophrenia has been found. The origin of the neurodevelopmental condition is likely to be multifactorial, most probably stemming from interactions among genetic and environmental factors. There has been some evidence of structural changes and chemical disturbances in the brain of individuals with schizophrenia (203). Within this disorder, there three subtypes to this disorder and both negative and positive manifestations as well. The three subtypes of schizophrenia are paranoid, disorganized, cationic, undifferentiated and

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