Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Treatment Of Schizophrenia

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Introduction Schizophrenia may develop in a persons teens or early twenties if they are susceptible to the illness. Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that can effect logical thinking and natural behavior. Schizophrenia is believed to be the result of both genetic and environment causes (Schizophrenia. 2013). Different biological as well as psychological factors have been investigated and are strong factors in schizophrenia but their is no proof yet behind what truly causes the illness. There are different types of symptoms that contribute to schizophrenia, and treatment varies (King, L. 2014). One study proves that more research needs to be done in order to prevent suicidal tendencies in those who have schizophrenia.
Review of Article The article in Women’s Health Magazine explains different aspects of schizophrenia including the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. When an individual has schizophrenia their logical thinking, behavior, and social skills deteriorate and interfere with their everyday life. A person with schizophrenia is likely to experience depression and are at a higher risk of committing suicide and developing substance abuse. Symptoms are often described as “positive” or “negative.” Negative symptoms include unresponsive speech, lack of emotional expression, and an inability to be productive. Positive symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech or behavior which are present in psychotic disorders. Even though a person may…
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