Symptoms And Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is defined many ways, but each definition of this disorder is correct. No two individuals will have the exact same symptoms of schizophrenia. The word schizophrenia comes from the Greek words that mean “split mind”. This disorder can lead to many other problems throughout a person’s lifetime. There are many different symptoms that can help with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, but each of the symptoms can also be contributed to other disorders.
The symptoms of schizophrenia appear earlier in men than women. Each symptom of schizophrenia varies from person to person. There is not a set of specific symptoms that show whether a person is schizophrenic or not. There are several symptoms that will assist in diagnosing …show more content…

A new form of nonpharmacological therapy that is being used is acupuncture. Acupuncture is where a therapist puts thin needles all over an individual’s body. However, acupuncture has not been proven to reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia. In one of the journals that I read, I learned that superoxide dismutase might be a trait marker for schizophrenia. I also learned that people with schizophrenia are more likely to abuse alcohol, tobacco, and recreational drugs. The reason listed for these substance abuse problems is because the individual thinks that they are self-medicating when the individual is only causing more problems for themselves and the ones around them. With reading about substance abuse in schizophrenic patients, it is easy to think that individuals with a substance abuse problem would be schizophrenic, but that is not the case. Schizophrenics can appear to be as normal as anyone, but what makes them different is the fact that they have some social anxiety, or in severe cases of schizophrenia, a paranoid schizophrenic will think that everyone around them is out to hurt them. A paranoid schizophrenic believes that there is always someone out to harm them, whether it be a loved one or a random stranger, or even something that does not even exist, such as an alien. Paranoid schizophrenics are more severe than regular schizophrenics. The reason for that is, they believe that terrible things will

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