Schizophrenia by: Ke'ara young

Schizophrenia is a long term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.
With having Schizophrenia, it has an effect on the hippocampal volume by reducing it. With result of this, it can have effects on genetic risk and pregnancy/birth complication.
Schizophrenia also has an effect on nerves, especially the central nervous system, it has an effect on the nerves that can cause problems in the human body.
Schizophrenia has an effect on nerves that causes hypoglycemia. It is a disease that which causes you to have low blood sugar.
With also having Schizophrenia, you're also at risk of getting Anoxia. Which is diseaes that effects your breathing, so many people with schizophrenia have a higher risk of having asthma or breathing complications.
Symptoms usually start between ages 16 and 30, in rare cases children can have it as well. Symptoms of Schizophrenia falls into 3 categories. Positive, Negative, and Cognitive.
People with positive symptoms may "lose" touch with some aspects of reality. Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, dysfunctional ways of thinking, and agitated body movements. A person with positive symptoms of schizophrenia will have hallucinations and be very fidgety and agitated, so they are constantly moving and jerking.
Negative symptoms are associated with disruptions to normal and behavior. Symptoms include the "flat affect" which reduce expression of emotions. Reduced feelings of pleasure, difficulties performing activities and reduced speaking. A person with negative symptoms of Schizophrenia will be very emotionless and will barely want to do anything. They end to not have much feeling or even speak.
Cognitive symptoms can be subtle for some patients but some can be very severe that has an effect on their memory of aspects of thinking. Symptoms include poor executive function functioning, so they have problems understanding information and making decisions, trouble focusing or paying attention and problem with working memory, which is the ability to use info immediately after learning it. A person who has cognitive symptoms usually have problems with learning new things and keeping focus, also have problems making decisions and understanding information.
Scientist says that schizophrenia is developed by a chemical imbalance in the brain, it can also be passed down by genetics but you can slowly develop it on your own because of the chemical imbalance.
Treatments: Antipsychotics is a medication that can be injected or orally ingested in pill or liquid form. Psychosocial Treatments are treatments that are helpful after a person finds the right medication that works. This treatment helps the person by touching the coping skills so they can be able to function. Coordinated specialty care is a treatment that uses medication, therapy, education support, employment services, and family help so they can reduce the symptoms and live a healthy life.
Personal Accounts: people with schizophrenia go on a life battle with having it, from the hallucinations and voices in their head to taking medicatons everyday, making them feel lifeless and dead. It is very hard for a person with Schizophrenia to function without hurting someoe or themselves.



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