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There are four types of schizophrenia; disorganized type, catatonic type, paranoid type, and undifferentiated type. What are the causes of Schizophrenia? What are the treatments? When discussing schizophrenia

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  • Submitted: 18/08/2006
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Schizophrenia

Introduction

It is necessary to take a closer look at schizophrenia because of its importance with the effects it takes with individuals, families, and even society. Each year it is estimated that 2.2 million Americans are infected with the brain disease Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a brutal brain disease that causes delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia. There are four types of schizophrenia; disorganized type, catatonic type, paranoid type, and undifferentiated type. What are the causes of Schizophrenia? What are the treatments? When discussing schizophrenia it is important to consider the different types of schizophrenia, the causes, and different treatments to prove that there are successful ways of managing severe symptoms of schizophrenia.

Symptoms

There are two groups of symptoms - positive and negative. Symptoms are divided in this way according to their impact on treatment and diagnosis (Turner, 1999).

Positive symptoms are caused by normal functions superfluity or distortion. They are:

Delusions. It is fallacious inflexible beliefs that appear as a result of exaggerations or distortions of reasoning and false interpretation of things taking place. For example, one can think that some book was written especially for him/her.

Hallucinations. It is

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