Schizophrenia Essay

560 words - 3 pages

Schizophrenia
Amy McDermitt
PSY1001 W5A3
South University Online

Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is one of the most complexes of all mental health disorders. It involves a severe, chronic, and disabling disturbance of the brain. And, what was once classified as a psychological disease is now classified as a brain disease People with Schizophrenia may hear voices that other people do not hear. They believe that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts or plotting to harm them. People with Schizophrenia get terrified which causes them to become withdrawn or very agitated. They may sit for hours without talking or moving, but they do talk in a way that does not make any sense to them what they are saying. They seem to be perfectly fine until they talk about what they are thinking about. The symptoms of Schizophrenia fall into three broad categories such as positive, negative and ...view middle of the document...

Then there is the last category of cognitive symptoms which includes: trouble paying attention, trouble focusing, they do not have the ability to use information after just learning it or have trouble understanding information.
Schizophrenia is considered to be multifactorially inherited. Multifactorial inheritance means that many factors are involved. The factors are usually both genetic and environmental, where combinations of genes from both parents, in addition to unknown environmental factors, produce the trait or condition. Often, one gender is affected more frequently than the other in multifactorial traits. There appears to be a different threshold of expression, which means that one gender is more likely to show the problem, over the other gender. Slightly more males develop schizophrenia in childhood; however, by adolescence schizophrenia affects males and females equally. In men schizophrenia affect them between the ages of fifteen to twenty five. Males tend to experience symptoms earlier than women. The onset for Schizophrenia in women falls between the ages of twenty five to thirty five. After, the age of forty five people cannot get Schizophrenia.

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