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Schizophrenia is a brain disorder and this has a effect towards the way they
think, there emotions and there behavior is different. This can mean that the
person with this disease can see and hear things which are not real. For
example if the person looks at a picture of a cartoon then he would see it
differently and imagine different pictures. Most people with the disease appear
with it when they are on their late teens or early adulthood but this all depends
on the certain individual. There is medication which is taken from the person
when they are suffering from this disease and people can get private therapy
done which means they are getting extra support so that they are able to live
independently. Most people with this disease are treated differently because
they are always wanting to stay by themselves and sometimes they are
required extra attention because they could start talking about random stuff
which nobody is aware about.…read more

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Affects thinking, feeling and behavior
1 in a 100 people have this
Age between 15- 35 years old
1% of the population develops schizophrenia
Males develop between 16- 25 and females develop at
25-30…read more

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Sign and Symptoms
Positive symptoms include:
Difficulty thinking
Feeling controlled
Negative symptoms include:
Loss of interest, energy and emotions.
Social withdrawal
Oversleeping or insomnia
Odd or irrational statements
Forgetful; unable to concentrate
Extreme reaction to criticism
Strange use of words or way of speaking
Hostility or suspiciousness
Deterioration of personal hygiene
Flat, expressionless gaze
Inability to cry or express joy
Inappropriate laughter or crying…read more

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While these warning signs can result from a number of
problems--not just schizophrenia--they are cause for
concern. When out-of-the-ordinary behavior is causing
problems in your life or the life of a loved one, seek medical
advice. If schizophrenia or another mental problem is the
cause, treatment will help.
There are five types of symptoms characteristic of
schizophrenia: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech,
disorganized behavior, and the so-called "negative" symptoms.
However, the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia vary
dramatically from person to person, both in pattern and
severity. Not every person with schizophrenia will have all
symptoms, and the symptoms of schizophrenia may also
change over time…read more

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3 possible ways
Child abuse
Child who have be frightened when they are young and start putting
themselves in a position so they isolated themselves
Brain damage at birth
Child with brain damage often lose a lot of themselves and therefore
they don't know what's going on half of the time
Depression/ anxious
May find it difficult to concentrate on other things around them like
education, friends , family or other aspects of their life…read more

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Sam Morran

A good resource with a lot of information - includes PIES too, which is useful.

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