Symptoms And Behaviors That Accompany Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is the most persistent and disabling of the major mental illnesses. It typically attacks people between the ages of sixteen and thirty, as they are beginning to realize their potential. It affects approximately one in every one hundred people worldwide, affecting both men and women equally. While it is manageable in many cases, as of now there is no cure for Schizophrenia. This disorder has many causes, tragic effects and has very little treatment that help Schizophrenics overcome this disease to have some sort of mental control over their lives.
The symptoms and behaviors that accompany schizophrenia are more devastating than any other mental illness. A common symptom of schizophrenia is delusions, which are false but strong …show more content…

They may experience periods of sensory awareness, which seems like sounds are louder or sharper than usual and colors appear brighter, or time periods of silence, when sensory input seems closed off. Other illusions may include objects seem closer or farther away than they really are, or one’s own voice or reflection seems different or even threatening (Wohlenhaus). Since their sight and hearing is affected now they see their surroundings a lot differently than a non-diagnosed person would. They wouldn’t know what is happening. Going into thought disorder which is interpreted as unusual or dysfunctional ways of thinking. One form of thought disorder is called disorganized thinking, this is when a person has trouble arranging their thoughts or connecting them reasonably, or talking in a jumbled way (Bakewell). They can’t put together what they want to or how to distinguish the proper order of how to say the sentence. The final positive symptom is movement disorder which may appear as restless body movements. A person with movement disorder may repeat certain motions over and over (Bakewell). They might not know how to function properly and people will look at them differently because of these repeated motions and with these movements no one would want to be around them. leaving them helpless.
A person with schizophrenia can experience sudden, reasonable changes in mood, such as intense sadness,

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