Schizophrenia Is A Complex Mental Disorder

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Schizophrenia is a very complex mental disorder. The Webster definition of schizophrenia is; “A psychotic disorder characterized by loss of contact with the environment, by noticeable deterioration in the level of functioning in everyday life, and by disintegration of personality expressed as disorder of feeling, thought, perception, and behavior”. From this definition, I understand that schizophrenia is a serious disorder that affects the way a person feels, acts, and thinks. A person with this disorder can have troubles with distinguishing from what is real and what is imaginary. Schizophrenia is usually mistaken for split personalities or multiple personalities, although it does alter your personality. There is currently no cure for the disease but there is medication you can take to help the symptoms. My interest of researching this mental disorder has to do with learning the origin. I was not fully aware of what schizophrenia truly was until last year in my high school psychology class. I have heard the term before but never went to the extent of doing research on it. Once I learned what it meant I became fascinated about this disorder. The name “schizophrenia” has only been around for about one hundred years. Schizophrenia comes from the Greek language. “schizo” mean split and “phrene” meaning mind. This Greek meaning led some people to think it was meant for split personalities, which was not the intentions. The description of what seems like schizophrenia can be…
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