According to Holmes, schizophrenia is “a set of serious disorders that involve a decline in functioning, along with such symptoms as hallucinations, delusions, and/or disturbed thought processes, which must persist for at least six months”.
Each of these issues will be discussed in this paper, along with theories related to the causes of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenic disorders are more severe in nature than other types of psychological disorders.
Disturbing thoughts and perceptions, inappropriate behavior and emotion, and social withdrawal plagues individuals with schizophrenic disorders.
The lower age requirement needed to get a diagnosis of COS results in the disorder only having a prevalence of 1 in 40,000 versus the “4.6 per 1,000” with schizophrenia in general (Saha)....
[tags: Schizophrenia, Mental disorder, Genetics] - Schizophrenia and treatment Schizophrenia; those who are affected by this disorder are wandering away from reality and, at the same time, drifting away from who they have been their entire life.
[tags: Schizophrenia, Psychosis] - People with schizophrenia experience unusual perceptions, odd thoughts, disturbed emotions, and motor abnormalities.
Also, they experience psychosis, which is a loss of contact with reality.
First, as most people envision a schizophrenic person, a person with schizophrenia will experience either delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized speech.
They may in fact experience more than one or all of these criteria.