Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized with a disconnect from reality and logical perception.

0.007 percent of the United States population suffer from schizophrenia.

Symptoms of this mental disorder include: Hallucinations, word disassociation, false beliefs, memory loss and social isolation. People with Schizophrenia often have problems sympathizing with people and can have difficulty interpreting other peoples emotions.

Treatments for schizophrenia include Ziprasidone (Geodon), Chlorpromazine by injection or by mouth, Haloperidol by injection (Haldol) or by mouth, Fluphenazine by injection or by mouth, Aripiprazole (Abilify), Risperidone (Risperdal), Olanzapine by injection or by mouth (Zyprexa), Clozapine (Clozaril), Prochlorperazine, Reserpine, Quetiapine (Seroquel), Benzatropine, Perphenazine, Thioridazine.

Therapy and counseling can also be beneficial, assuming that the patient does not endanger anyone. Shizophrenia can often go hand in hand with Psychosis or other more serious mental disorders.

Sources: Wikipedia, National institute of health.

This image is a self portrait of a Schizophrenic which displays his perception of reality

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