Schizophrenia symptoms

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  • Created on: 05-06-14 14:55

What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia (Sz) is a disorder coursing the breakdown of behaviour, thoughts and emotions, affecting 1% of the population, and is characterised by the following symptoms:

Positive symptoms = new or unusual thoughts and behaviours:

Delusions- False personal beliefs that appear real even against strong evidence to show they are false. These occur at some stage in 90% of those who experience Sz.

Hallucinations- unusual and unexplained sensations that are…

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