Statistics of Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is an intriguing, still puzzling mental illness that has been observed and studied throughout time. Thus, it is a disorder that is filled with statistics and interesting facts. Statistics Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, debilitating mental illness that affects about 1% of the population (one out of every hundred people), more than 2 million […] Read more »

What Disorders are related to Schizophrenia?

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Despite the severity of symptoms that people with schizophrenia exhibit, there are other disorders that can be easily confused with schizophrenia. There are at least ten other disorders whose symptoms might look like schizophrenia at first glance. Seven are psychotic disorders. The three others belong to an entirely different classification of mental illness: personality disorders. […] Read more »

Famous People With Schizophrenia

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There are relatively few famous people with schizophrenia because it commonly strikes people when they are quite young –often age 17 to 28- before they have a chance to become famous. Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental illness characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality, most commonly manifesting as […] Read more »

Why Do People With Schizophrenia Hear Voices?

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People often ‘hear’ their own voice in their head as they are thinking, or perhaps replaying in their mind something said by someone else. But they recognize that it is still part of their own thoughts. Schizophrenics, on the other hand, experience the voices as distinct from his/her own thoughts. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder […] Read more »

History Of Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder epitomized by a breakdown of thought processes and a shortage of typical emotions. Common symptoms include auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking, and it is accompanied by significant social or occupational dysfunction. The onset of symptoms usually occurs in young adulthood, with a prevalence of […] Read more »

Does Smoking Marijuana Increase Your Chances of Schizophrenia?

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Recent changes to legislation in Colorado and Washington States and lack of prosecution in the Netherlands (under specific guidelines) have permitted the recreational use of marijuana; legal use of medical marijuana is increasing rapidly. Those who support legalization often tout the lack of serious medical consequences associated with the drug. With the ever-growing use of […] Read more »

What is the Difference between Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia?

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Mental illness takes many forms and it can be difficult, sometimes downright confusing, to tell the difference between different diagnoses. Why is it important to receive the right “label”? Just like different physical illnesses require different treatments, the same holds true for mental illnesses. You wouldn’t treat a person with kidney disease the same as […] Read more »

Historical Persons With Schizophrenia

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When it comes to schizophrenia, people have suffered with its symptoms throughout time. The general public has a 1% risk of developing this psychological disorder and that includes everybody-now and in the past. One of the myths about schizophrenia is that a person suffering from this debilitating illness will never overcome it or function in […] Read more »